Sunday, September 2, 2012

My twin son’s 8th birthday cake

This year my boys birthday theme was a combination of The Avengers w/Spiderman and Angry Birds.  We dubbed it Angry Avengers lol!!  Anyway I had to find a way to turn these two pictures into a cake….

I decided that I was going to make the characters out of rice crispy treats and cover them in fondant.  I went to work….

I made these a week in advance to give them enough time to set and be dry enough to handle without harming them.

Next I planned their cake.  I decided to do a patriotic red, white and blue cake.  Can’t have a labor day birthday and NOT have a patriotic cake!
Here is the finished cake….
Bottom tier is a chocolate mousse cake covered in red fondant, blue stripes and white stars.
Middle tier is a white almond sour cream (WASC) cake covered in white fondant with red stripes and blue stars.
The top tier is a banana cake covered in blue fondant with white stripes and red stars.
I have to send a shout out to 2 people.  First I’d like to thank the best cake class teacher EVER, Mrs. Phyllis Farrell.  I took all 4 of the Wilton Cake Decorating Courses and she was my instructor for all the classes.  Without this AWESOME lady, I would NOT have been able to create such an AMAZING cake for my boys.  If you have a Facebook page, stop on over to her page to check out her BEAUTIFUL cakes and don’t forget to “Like” it!
Next up, the person that I got the recipes from also.  Her name is Edna De La Cruz and she is a professional master baker and she does some of the most amazing cakes I have ever laid eyes on.  She has a website and you can find many great recipes and tutorials there.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Glitzy Angry Birds Cupcake Pull Apart Cake

I had an order from a repeat customer.  Last year her daughter wanted a Rapunzel cake.  This year she is into Angry Birds.  She wanted the cake to be glitzy.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tea time

Just put the finishing touches on a cake.  Yellow butternmilk cake with vanilla buttercream...

Isn't that pretty!?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Coffee Filter Roses

I treated myself to a dozen of these for my front window when I redecorate it.

Wedding Cupcakes

I was hired by two very dear friends of mine to do their wedding cake.  I hosted a tasting yesterday for them and prepared the three flavors they requested as well as a twist or two on the regular ol icings.

First I made them a chocolate cupcake topped with a chocolate, vanilla, maple icing, the second one I made them was a VERY vanilla cupcake pared with a vanilla bean and maple buttercream icing.  The third and now my personal favorite one was an apple pie cupcake.  This was a cinnamon cupcake that was hollowed out and filled with homemade apple pie filling topped with a caramel swiss buttercreme and caramel sauce.

Yes I know some of these cupcakes don't match what was mentioned above but they are the flavors, I just mixed and matched the flavor cupcakes to other icings to give my friends some other flavor options as well as to show them that the icings will work well with different cupcakes.

Isn't that the most beautiful cupcake you have ever seen?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catch up….

Ok to catch you guys up on what I have worked on since Sept…here goes.

February I took the 4th and final Wilton Cake Decorating Class.  It was called Advanced Gumpaste Flowers.  This was what I learned how to do in class….

I also did a a few calla lilies and a tiger lily

Valentine’s Day I did s heart shaped cupcake pull apart cake

Here is the Simpson’s Valentine’s cupcake pull apart cake I did

I did a tennis racket cupcake pull apart cake

What was suppose to be a #4 cake turned out a bit wrong (MY FIRST REAL BLUNDER) but still pretty and tasty, which IMHO is all that matters

I did a few spring blossom cupcakes for the kids at school

I tried my hand at an edible centerpiece for Easter this year for my table.  Everything but the flowers was edible.

Here are the Easter Bunny Cupcakes I made for the kids in school

Craft idea…Coffee Filter Roses

Hey there everyone, been a month of Sunday’s since I posted anything…please forgive me but I have been dealing with a bunch of stuff since my last post.

First my son’s celebrated their 7th in September and then almost immediately after that my husband’s health took a turn for the worse and he went down hill quite rapidly and on November 9th at 8:20am he lost his battle with renal cell cancer.  Not much in the way of cakes for me since that time.  I did manage to do a few which I will post pics of a little later but today I wanted to share a really cool and easy craft idea I found on youtube.  It’s a tutorial on how to make roses out of coffee filters and even though it looks very complicated once you get the hang of it…they get easier and easier to make.  Breaking it down it’s folding, cutting and hot gluing to make the flowers.  So let me start by posting the link to the tutorial I found online and I can not take credit for this one.  I will give a shout out to the wonderful woman (I think her name is Emmy) who took the time to make the tutorial for us to allow us to make these beautiful roses….THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING!!!!!

YOU MAY HAVE TO COPY AND PASTE THIS ADDRESS IN YOUR BROWSER because I can’t figure out how to add a link…my apologies.

Now I made the roses today and it took about 2 hours for my first bouquet.  The first rose took up most of the time for me because I was following the tutorial and I kept stopping and starting as I went along.  Here is the first rose I did….

Once I got the hang of it…it got easier and easier for me and if I can do these, trust me…you can too!!  This is my finished product….

This would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day.  At only $25.00 a dozen, it’s a gift that is sure to WOW Mom!
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Hope you enjoy!