Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just some cupcakes :)

More Orders, Today I think I wan't to try the art of making the cutest sugar cookies.... hmph.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Order!

My mind is Christmas dreaming but this week I got an order for Hanukah Cupcakes for someone that was going to a party! Hopefully so many Christmas treats to come but with the fact that it's Christmas time, (and my 21st Birthday is around the corner ;) ) I am at the toy store I work at way to much!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I needed to announce it.

11/11/2010 : I made my first order!

So this is what I've been up to. I have another order already :0]....

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes!

It was an icky rainy day yesterday so Michelle and I decided that cupcakes were a good idea, and I also got this really cute witch cupcake holder with little feet that I was dying to use. We went to the store and probably spent only about fifteen dollars to make all of these, i'm not going to lie I made box mix for these (how un-pastry like of me) but I was just in the mood to decorate and I am totally broke ;). Anyway, these are easy! make them! I basically just tried to make up original ideas but most of them have already been done....which doesn't make a difference, they were so fun!

Strategic Sprinkling
Takes time but always looks amazing
All of our buddies
Fangs out of Fruit Slice, icing, and sprinkles

The cutest monster in all the land
Little bat baby, we used those wafers for a lot of shapes
Milano gravestone, cookie dirt, food writer, and gummy worm friend.

Witches hats are Oreo ice cream cones iced to a chocolate wafer :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Banana Chocolate

Laughing at these pictures.. for My best friend nikki's birthday a chocolate/banana cake was requested. Safe to say I aced it by messing around with my favorite chocolate sour cream recipe. I look awful in that picture! it was before going out... Her favorite color is green so I kept it simple and just added some colored sugar. Happy Birthday best friend!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashley!

First big cake I tried to cover with fondant... It's hard work getting everything smooth! ugh It drove me crazy but unfortunately I am broke and only had a limited supply of everything :\ Decorating with flowers and everything is much more fun than putting the flat layer on. I used sugar pearls and cutters and thats basically it! But hey, for someone who is going by guessing how to do things, it came out pretty good. Anyway, I don't have a picture but inside these 2 tiers is the best red velvet I ever made. yum.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Red velvet roses

New cake pan, world of possibilities. Also in love with my new cake stand I found in Homegoods.... can't go wrong with anything in there.... Anyway, baked these a week or so ago! Next time I am gonna put a glaze on it instead of trying to pipe thick cream cheese icing on it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chocolate Peanut butter

It's safe to say I have had a lot of birthday's to bake for this summer! Made these for my friend Steve and I must say they were my favorites, the chocolate came out perfect with some peanut butter chips inside (reeses, of course) For the top I folded peanut butter into some vanilla frosting. I feel a little cupcaked out though, In the mood to make a really awesome cake.

Smore' Cupcakes for a Birthday Party

These cupcakes need a lot of work, but I think they were such a great idea. Whenever I go to AJs I feel like we have smores', so I figured I would try and make them in Cupcake form for his birthday! Really easy, the top is fluff, grahm cracker crumbs, and ganache. Can we talk about ganache for a minute? This was my first time making it ( it's just heavy cream, butter, and semi sweet chocolate bits) and I think I instantly fell in love, who wouldn't want permanently melted chocolate on their cupcake? Anyway, the cupcake itself is just a deep chocolate recipe, if you're in a rush you can use any chocolate cake mix. Now, the bottom is where I ran into some trouble.... for my bottom I used a mixture of brown sugar (light or dark, I think I used dark because it's all I had) Butter, and grahm cracker crumbs, like a pie crust. I've never made a pie before but I know that when I put that on the bottom and baked the cupcakes regularly, the bottom started to burn by the time they came out. I guess I'll just lower my temperature next time. Nevertheless, these are easy, messy, and funnnn..... all the makings of the best kinds of cupcakes.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watermelon (strawberry) Cupcakes

A few weeks ago ( before my laptop died :( ) I made these really quick at home for a friend. It's just store bought strawberry cake mix, vanilla frosting tinted green, and semisweet chocolate chips in them. They came out super cute! When you open them they look like watermelons but they really taste like strawberries and chocolate. yum.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cousins 23rd Minis

These were all taken before finishing touches, I was in a rush. All I used was a cookie cutter, puncher, edible ink writer, and an edger.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Made some more rainbow cookies and cupcake minis! Posts coming soon :o)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mike Tilton's Birthday Cupcakes

Mike Tilton is a very special friend, who deserves very special birthday cupcakes. I got a small amount of fondant to just make a few birthday cupcakes, and enslaved my best friend Michelle, naturally. I ran into so many problems making these, I need to find a tip holder (I don't even know if thats what they're called) that can hold my giant tips onto my pastry bags. You can't really see but under these is a little stack of frosting holding them all on. Fondant is funny to work with because every color needs specific tlc. For instance, the black is easy to work with on any surface while the red was extremely sticky and was so hard to use :( Anyway, I wasn't too upset these were really fun and what it comes down to is fondant is cute and fun but really expensive! And me having a lameo job I'll just have to grow my collection more slowly.
I think i'm obsessed with sugar pearls, I know this is said a lot but I sware these images got all funny looking when I uploaded them.
Tilton loves Forrest Gump and can quote every single line. So, how adorable and perfect is this cupcake Michelle made?! she's a natural ;)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lime Cake with coconut frosting

It's been pretty warm here recently, and I'm wishfully in summer mode. I searched all day for a lime cake recipe but all I could find was ones from the box :( Finally I found some ideas of what I wanted to use and changed it up a bit with the coconut frosting. This cake was seriously delicious, but I've gotta say, I really wanted to make it bright green inside! After looking through seriously the five closest supermarkets and craft stores near me there was no liquid food coloring in the area! how weird is that? As it turns out, with all the fresh lime juice and zest, the cake naturally has a really light lime color that I actually liked a lot more. Anyways, I just messed around with some stuff but I want to make this cake into cupcakes next time.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chocolate Almond Chip

Speaks for itself, haha! Once again, the recipe needs editing but hey, I'm an amateur... And it was delicious :) so much cocoa yummm

Monday, April 19, 2010

Green Velvet and Picture overload.

Went to make red velvet today, but I was out of red :c(! I originally wanted to make a teal batter but I was realllly short on food coloring, and so dark green velvet was born! I know it's crazy but I have never ever tried red velvet before, I just knew lots of people loved it so much and my friends wanted me to try it. Obviously, it was really strange knowing if I got it right.... but everyone who tried them agreed they were amazing! and I've gotta say, this is the most delicious recipe I have ever made from scratch! Decorating them was so much fun, I bought the biggest star tip I could find and bought some sugar pearls and we just messed around with them, they came out so pretty the pictures don't even do them justice!