Friday, March 22, 2013

Another Jets Cake and Hockey Cupcakes

My son requested this one, along with 3 dozen hockey cupcakes to bring to school!

This one was much faster since I already had the template to trace the fondant.

My First Jets Cake

For my nephews 7th Birthday

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pinkalicious Cupcake Party

My 3 year old requested a Pinkalicious Party for her birthday.  
I had a lot of fun pulling together all the pink details. 
We had a house full of her favorite people and most of them came dressed in pink! 
Even her daddy and her big brothers wore pink t-shirts!

 This was the dessert table, with every version of pink sugar available. 
For the back drop, I covered three canvases with some pretty pink wrapping paper, I found a ball of pink pom pom yarn that I used as decorative border around the table and all around the house.  There were pink tissue pompoms and even pink toilet paper in the bathroom! 

 The cake was layers of vanilla and chocolate cake with vanilla icing.  I used this tutorial to make the pink liner for the Giant Cupcake.  It worked wonderfully and was so much simpler than trying to make fondant look like a liner.   The cupcakes were a mix of chocolate and pink-vanilla cupcakes, topped with pink vanilla buttercream.

 I used buttercream to decorate these soft sugar cookies. 
So much yummier than royal icing!

 This is the little pink lemonade stand where Pinkalicious could sell her Pink Lemonade, so she could buy Pink Gumballs, just like in "Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink"

The happy birthday girl, 
who can't wait to dig into her Giant Cupcake .

 Blowing out her candles.
Happy Birthday to my little Cupcake!

Red Velvet Wedding Cupcakes

 A friend asked if I would bake some cupcakes for a wedding for which she was making the wedding cake.
I was happy to help.  The order was for 15 dozen Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing.

Here they are all boxed up and ready to roll.  
Thankfully I did not have to transport them all!

They were topped with a fondant seal that Joanne had made ahead of time.  She sprayed them copper to match the wedding colors.  They were sprinkled with white and black sugar pearls to complete the look. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back To School Cupcakes

 I made some healthy back to school muffins for the kids, filled with carrots and zucchini and whole wheat flour.  Then I added cream cheese icing to them and made them a little less healthy :-)

 And then I had to add a cute little Oreo Cheesecake Truffle to the top 
and now we have to call them cupcakes, instead of muffins.

But they were delicious!
Here's the muffin recipe if you want to try making your kids a healthy treat!

Carrot and Zucchini Muffins
adapted from here

1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups shredded carrot
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
And I added about a tsp of pumpkin pie spice, to make them even spicier

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately then add together.  This filled about 16 muffin cups.  I baked them at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back-to-School Teacher Treats

We made some treats for the boys new teachers for Back-to-School.
I found these cute apples online and had to try making them.

 The boys helped rolling the balls, putting in the pretzels as well as adding the jellybean leaves after they were dipped in the chocolate.  Then we packaged them up into some cute mason jars, wrap some baker's twine and pretty up the lid with scrapbook paper.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mini Monkey Bread

My boys favorite breakfast treat is monkey bread, and I wanted to try making it without using the canned biscuits.  So I tried a recipe using a yeast dough, and made them mini.  They were a hit.