Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Groovy Cake!!

Jazzed Up Cupcakes

I used an apple corer here, but a melon baller tool would work fine too.
Filled with some yummy chocolate buttercream!
And simply replace the cake, to cover.

On to the decorations....

Royal Icing Cupcake Flowers

These are so simple to do, just draw out desired design on a piece of paper, place a piece of parchment or wax paper over the top and trace with royal icing. This also helps keep the designs uniform in size.
I got inspired to do these roses from another cake blog, but also did royal icing "L" and "5" to celebrate a little girl turning 5.
Sprinkle sanding sugar over the top before the royal icing dries for an added touch!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Carnival Cake!

How to make the perfect popcorn!

Surprisingly, making fondant popcorn is very easy! You just need a few basic fondant tools to make picture perfect popcorn that everyone will think is real! You will need a small circle cutter, a small flower cutter, a ball tool and edible petal dust.

First-Using white fondant or gum paste, cut out several circles and form into balls and cut out several flowers and form kernels using ball tool.

Next-Using a little water, attach each ball to a completed flower (kernel) and let dry (preferably overnight).
Lastly-Brush on edible petal dust, using yellow for the butter look and shades of gold and brown for the insides of kernels. Make each piece of popcorn slightly different and irregular for the most natural look.

Your finished product!
Example of it added to a cake:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Yummy Opera Cake!

Because sometimes a yummy dessert is the best birthday cake! I made an opera cake for my mother-in-law's birthday this year. If you have never tried an opera cake before it is 3 layers of coffee soaked almond cake alternating with chocolate and espresso buttercream filling and then topped with a rich chocolate glaze. It is delicious!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Helping the Cakegirls rebuild

Order your T-shirt today to help the Cakegirls rebuild after the tragic fire! If you are a cake fan or decorator then you are well aware of who the Cakegirls are by now. Or perhaps you have seen the show "Amazing Wedding Cakes" which showcases the Cakegirls' many talents.