Monday, June 18, 2012

Amy's White Russian Cupcakes

My friend Amy really wanted these cupcakes so I thought I'd give the recipe a try. She found the post on Pinterest and the recipe came from the blog, Baked Perfection. The recipe was simple and straight forward. I doubled the recipe and brought them to a party that Amy also attended, and they all disappeared in no time. Yum!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ice Cream Cones on a Stick

Ethan and I had a lot of fun making these ice cream cone cake pops for his last day of school. His teacher loves cake pops and would always tell me stories about her attempts at making them. I had promised her that I would make some for her and finally got around to it. It took me until the very last day of school to hold up to my promise but at least I managed to get them done.

I used this great tutorial from Mighty Delighty blog. The cake pops were a little time consuming, especially cutting the ice cream cones down to a smaller size, but well worth the effort. And if you're looking for something to do with the leftover sugar cone tops, try making this oatmeal cookie recipe from Quaker Oats. It calls for crushed sugar cones, and is a big hit with my family.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Atom cookies

I made these atom cookies for Mac's Science Olympiad team when they went to the national competition in Florida last month. I thought it would be fun to make a cookie that matched their logo on the back of their t-shirts, and this is what I came up with. I used royal icing on the cookie and made the screw drivers out of fondant. I individually wrapped each cookie so that they would travel well, and they were all intact after the 16 hour bus ride to Orlando.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes

These were made for a sweet sixteen birthday celebration. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing, and vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing, both decorated with fondant flowers.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Pole Cake

This cake was made for a May Day celebration. The cake is a white sponge cake covered in buttercream and filled with strawberries, raspberries and whipped cream. I decorated the cake with fondant flowers and a wooden dowel and ribbons for the May pole. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This cake was made for a 40th birthday celebration. It was a replica of the birthday boy's groom's cake. The thoughtful and lovely wife who ordered this for her husband's birthday, gave me a wedding photo of the cake so that I wouldn't miss any details. This is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling, covered in chocolate buttercream and drizzled with dark chocolate. On the top are dark chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate curls.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mystery Cake

There's really nothing mysterious about this cake except that the sophisticated flavors of dark chocolate cake and chocolate mousse are hidden underneath the pretty green and pink plaid buttercream. I made the cake for a seven year old's Nancy Drew themed birthday party. Nancy Drew wears lots of plaid so, after getting the birthday girl's approval, I decided to decorate the cake in plaid. The fondant magnifying glass adds a element of fun and goes well the birthday scavenger hunt and sleuths kit party favors.