Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chocolate crib cake

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Here's my most recent cake order done for a baby shower over the weekend. It was a, tres leches cake, filled with peaches and whipped cream. I was hesitant about using this mold with chocolate but I felt it was much easier and faster drying than gum paste, best part is that she can eat it when she's done with the cake. I also made a little baby outfit out of gum paste, bib, beanie, baby blanket and tiny booties. It was a very simple cake but I usually like to airbrush whipped cream cakes just because I can't use fondant on these cakes but they were very happy with the results and ate all of the cake.....no leftovers.




Sorry I haven't been posting any recipes or even pictures but I have been so busy with work and no time to really bake. Believe me I miss it soooo much!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Imara's wedding cake

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I just made this cake for a cousin's wedding this weekend. Colors were plum and sage green. Had a really hard time getting that color in gum paste to make flowers so I decided to so silk flowers on the cake instead. Bottom layer was vanilla cake with raspberry mousse, chocolate with Bailey's coffee cream and top layer was red velvet with cream cheese. All cakes were covered in fondant. Now the stand is something I'm working on, I will be making these as custom orders for anyone who is interested in cake and cupcake stands. Pretty soon I will be posting some more pictures of the different stands to give you guys a better idea on what they will look like.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Booty cake

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This is one I'd been wanting to make for awhile. I finally got to make to make it for my brother in law's 40th birthday.I was inspired by members on Cake Central to make it. I didn't think it would turn out as well as it did, I'm actually pleased with the result. You can't really see the belt but it does read "Happy 40th" in sugar pearls. I don't have templates but I did cut it all out freehand, I just think it's easier. Well, glad I was able to make and post it, if I get to make another I will post a tutorial on how to make it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wedding cake

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Here's the wedding cake I promised I would post when done, unfortunately the picture is not the best, as I did not take my Nikon with me. Three tier top tier was red velvet with cream cheese filling, middle tier was chocolate cake with Bailey's Irish Cream filling and bottom tier was lemon cake with raspberry mousse. Mmmm .......very tasty and moist cakes, all iced in butter cream and decorated with fresh flowers. I hope and am pretty sure bride has better pictures. Anyhow the cupcake tower I also promised was a disaster just thinking about it makes me want to cry. If I can get a picture I will post details, thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

60th Birthday Cake

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This is the 60th birthday cake I made for a friend's grandmother who just got in from out of the country. Cake was vanilla with strawberries and cream, covered in fondant. Also my first attempt at a gum paste rose, and I must say it wasn't as hard as I thought. I had fun doing them and I love the gum paste I bought from, CK Products, it's the best, very pliable and easy to use. Too bad I didn't get much from them, next order I will go all gum paste. Anyhow,I have more coming up this weekend, looks like a wedding cake and a butterfly/daisy cupcake tower as well. Keep posted for more pictures, thanks again!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dinsey Princess cupcakes

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Another cupcake order, but these were just simple princess cupcakes nothing fancy. I didn't get a picture of the pink ones but each princess color coordinated with the whipped cream topping. I had already forgotten all the princesses I've been in la-la land, I thought it was Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White and Jasmin, but looks like there are more. As for flavors they were chocolate and vanilla and this time no butter cream instead whipped cream (my favorite). Tomorrow I will be posting another 60th birthday cake with gum paste roses that I made for the first time. Well, tomorrow you be the judge of that.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello Kitty

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I've always wanted to try a, Hello Kitty, cake and was finally able too. It was a surprise cake for my daughters best friend at school. It was easy to carve out but not as easy to apply icing. The frosting was butter cream and I usually always use the same recipe but this one erked me. Anyhow this was a very small cake 6", bow was made from fondant and so were the eyes, whiskers and nose. My next Hello Kitty has to be a 3D one, that would be real cute. Well keep posted this weekend I have cupcakes and a 60th birthday cake too.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dominique's 19th Birthday

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Here's my niece's last minute birthday cake. I really don't like doing last minute cakes because they never turn out right but I guess it turned out good. The most important thing is she liked it! I have to admit I did make a huge mistake.....funny she's really 19 not 18 I don't know what I was thinking but I was off a whole year. Anyhow the purse was made from rice krispies covered in fondant and all the makeup is chocolate.I have to say I really like those chocolate molds and have never really used them until just this weekend. I have so many of them too. Looks like I'll be using more chocolate accessories from now on, it's much easier than gum paste. Flowers were made from gum paste. She loves chocolate so the cake is chocolate cake with Oreo cookie filling iced in vanilla butter cream. Hope you like I have another cake I'm working on for this weekend so keep posted. Thanks!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another belly cake

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Here's another belly cake I recently made for my niece, Jessica's, baby shower. She wanted a belly cake so bad for her shower. This one was very simple bottom cake was chocolate with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and used a white scalloped board for belly base, because we all know fondant doesn't do well on whipped cream. Anyhow -not a hard cake to make but would've wanted to add more decorations to the cake and it wasn't going to work, also she was having a boy so I didn't have all the "pretty" options. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Best Book..............

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Some time ago I was at, Big Lot's, looking for some containers and I stumbled upon the book area because I like to read and cook. To my surprise I found this book and skimmed through it and thought to myself....I would love to try these recipes. So 2 years have gone by and guess what I just opened it and tried one for the first time.....it's the best. So easy to follow with pictures and detailed instructions. I'm soooo loving it right now. I made the vanilla cake......it smells good and taste even better. This cake has the nicest texture, flavor and is wonderful. And the best part was that I only paid like $5 for the book when it cost like $40. Yeah I know.....why did I wait so long to open it. I'm very sure you can find it on, Amazon, for close to that price, even if it's more it's worth it. Some recipes include cakes, breads, custards, glazes, icings, phyllo pastries the list goes on and it's doesn't call for 1,000 ingredients if you know what I mean.It has so much useful information on conversions and measurements, how to do things the right way, forget taking a pastry chef course if you have the book and can follow it then your set. If your a visual learner then your outta luck. Well I guess I must say I'm going gourmet all fresh and all from scratch even if cost me more but it taste so much better! Hope you guys can find a copy of your own. I will attach the link for Amazon looks like they have used ones starting at $11.06 plus shipping. Great deal!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cupcake liners

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Looks like cupcakes are really in, so what did I do.....buy cupcake liners? I went cupcake crazy stopped by the store and saw all the cute liners they had and couldn't resist but to spend on more cake stuff. You know I'm going to make a little suggestion only because it happen to me recently, before you go out trying to find the right cupcake liner on ebay or other sites....try your local cake store or craft store like Michael's. I just ordered a few online and spent a little to much on a pack of liners and went on over to Michael's and found the same darn thing for 1/4 of the price. So I was pretty ticked when I found them there but relieved because now I know where to, for what I need. Anyhow I will be making cupcakes to give you guys ideas and try to do something that matches each of these liners....eventually no rush okay.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Damask Daisy Cupcake Tower

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So I finally did it.......150 + cupcakes on this stand. This was a cupcake tower I did for a family member's First Communion. She wanted a damask print to match invitations but she also wanted daisies involved, so this is what I came up with. Made the styrofoam stand (4 tiers), top cake is a huge cupcake followed by 150 + cupcakes varying from vanilla, chocolate, carrot and lemon topped with butter cream and a gum paste daisy on each cupcake. Used silk flowers for decoration on the stand. It was a success I was very happy with the turnout and most importantly she was too. So next month looks like I'll be pretty busy with cakes I have 2 wedding cakes some graduation stuff and also birthdays. If I can get around to posting pictures as soon as I'm done then you"ll get to see what I've been up to. Thanks again and keep posted.
 

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