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Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter Cupcakes

Quick throw something together in an hour for Easter dinner. As I wasn't going to bake and didn't think we were going to have company.



Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with butter butter cream frosting.

They were just "ok". general vote was they tasted more like a muffin and didn't need the frosting or needed some cream cheese frosting (which i didn't have).

Won't make them again.

Cherry Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal shower cake


This was a white cake with cream cheese filling (colored pink) with butter vanilla butter cream. This cake has satin ice blue stripes and the brown stripes and branches are done in chocolate fondant. The cherry blossoms were made in fondant and hand molded to shape and hand painted with food coloring and edible food markers for variation. The Cherry blossom centers were done in royal icing. The leaves and boarder were done in butter cream. Tied with a satin ribbon.







I think this cake was much cuter in person as the shadows and lighting here is poor.



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photo Album Twins Birthday Cake

Happy 60th Birthday Gail and Gary!


Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on the bottom and vanilla buttercream on top photo album book. Book cover and book mark are done in fondant. The book mark was painted with metallic gold luster dust. Photos are edible images.



Under the Sea Cake

Under the Sea Cake



This is a 8” round two layer white cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. This cake is covered in fondant with fondant decorations; fish, anemones, water weeds, waves, aquatic plants etc. The fish have been dusted with luster dust and the eyes are done with edible markers and a dot of buttercream frosting. The bubbles on top around the octopus are buttercream frosting. The top of the cake is sprinkled with disco dust for a wonderful sparkly simmer!





Thanks Lis for your wonderful photography!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Betty Boop Cake

Happy Birthday JoAnn!







The top layer of this Betty Boop cake is butter/white cake with chocolate ganache filling covered in vanilla buttercream. Betty is made with a icing technique called color flow. She was extremely fragile. Her ear ring was painted with gold luster dust and some detail work was done with edible markers.










The bottom layer was suppose to be a pineapple cake as I heard the birthday girl likes pineapple upside down cake. I researched recipes and came up with a pineapple coconut cake that I was going to pair with a rum buttercream…problem was the cake totally over cooked not really sure why maybe all the fruit in it..that’s what you get with new recipes…but none the less I had to go the store by more ingredients and had to come up with a new flavor as that recipe was obviously no good. So I was in the store and saw some fresh lemons and came up with and idea for a lemon cake with freshly zested and juiced lemons with fresh raspberry cream cheese filling with vanilla buttercream. I loved the raspberry cream cheese filling, I mean you can go wrong with cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, sugar and fresh raspberries!

 



Lemon/raspberry cake was a real hit, I got rave reviews on this flavor, so I had to quick write it down so I wouldn’t forget it!





Thank you Lis for your wonderful photography!