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Jun 7, 2011

Missing cakes

I know there hasn't been a post in a few months with the warmer weather I tend to stay away from the kitchen as much as possible. There have been a few cakes baked since The tea party that I would like to share pictures of.

 First was the bunny cake for Easter. I have been making this cake every year for the past few years. It is a yellow cake baked into 2 round pans. One pan is the face and the other is cut to make the bow tie and ears. It is so simple and cute!

The next cake was for my step daughter's birthday.  I made a chocolate cake and I bought this edible topper online.. It ripped when I was putting it on so I had to "doctor" it up a little but it still came out cute.

So I promise to get back in the kitchen this month for some more cake adventures!!!

Apr 11, 2011

Tea Time

Tomorrow is my daughter's 3rd birthday and she has wanted to have a tea party forever now so we decided to have a tea party themed birthday party for her this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun, she requested it to be fancy so everyone dressed up and wore tea party hats. For the cake she asked for a tea cup cake that was pink with pink frosting and sprinkles on top (she is a tom boy if you can't tell haha)
I used a standard white cake recipe and used red food coloring, and a butter cream frosting also dyed pink. I baked it in a bowl so it was the shape of a cup, this was by far the most fun cake i have decorated so far. I also made the whipped cream frosting from the tres leches recipe to put on top. I used floral wire to string marshmallows and shape as the handle and voila the CUTEST cake for the cutest birthday girl!!

Mar 27, 2011

Tres Leches

I had a request for some tres leches cupcakes, and I admit i never heard of them before this request so I had to do some research to find out out what tres leches cake was. Tres Leches translates to three milks and that's what makes these cupcakes so yummy & moist!!!
Although it was very time consuming they were pretty easy and it was well worth the work and I learned something new!
So it is basically a sponge cake recipe and you poke holes into the cupcakes and brush the milk mixture over teh cupcakes until it is all gone and the cupcakes have absorbed all the mixture. Aren't they pretty?
Check out the recipe and give 'em a whirl..

Mar 19, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

So i have been wanting to bake a red velvet cake for a while now but i knew i had to make something special for St. Patty's day. So I thought why not make a green velvet cake?? After all it's only red velvet because of the red food coloring right? So who says it can't be green?
No one that's who so here it is The green velvet cake!
All i did was use green food coloring instead of red! Doesn't look as delicious as a red velvet cake but it was! So I had my cake & I ate it too!!!

Feb 28, 2011

1 UP

 Saturday Was my step-son Jake's 9th birthday and we had a party for him at our house on Sunday. I thought about this cake for about 2 weeks, I wanted it to be something awesome. So it finally hit me.. He love to play the wii and any game that is Mario. So i decided to go for the mushroom guys (don't know if they actually have names or not). I knew that this was not going to be and easy task and i did not want to mess it up, So i used a basic chocolate cake recipe  from Hershey's so that i could focus on the design  and look of the cake. I have never used  fondant before and I actually made my own (I also bought some pre made fondant as back up in case mine came out awful ) I died some red and some green with food coloring.  As for the cakes themselves I used the Big Top Cupcake Bake Set and cut the bottom in half and made another cake in a bowl to build my two mushrooms.

As for using fondant, i need more practice as you may or may not be able to see in the picture. I did make a second cake  to serve to the kids..  just because it was easier to cut and Jake got to take his mushroom cake home with him =)

Altogether i worked on these cakes for  about 3 hours, but they came out cute as heck and Jake loved them!! Mission accomplished..1UP for mom!!!

Feb 22, 2011

Can't fight the craving...

So I know it's been over a week since we baked our last creation.. which explains why i had this overwhelming urge to bake last night.. I could barely contain myself. So instead of fighting the urge and waiting for a better day/time I went for it..
I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies so i used that for my creation. And behold the chocolate chip cookie cupcake!!!!

Ahh craving fulfilled. These are brown sugar cupcakes, baked with cookie dough inside, chocolate chip frosting, and a cookie on top. They taste exactly like a chocolate chip cookie!!! These cupcakes definitely redeem us from our last creation!
"you are the best chocolate chip cookie maker ever mom!!" my 2 year old's thought on these bad boys. Give it a try and i guarantee your kids will say the same about you!

Feb 13, 2011

you win some... you lose some

So it all started while looking for some ideas and we found these flaming strawberries  and there were some ooooos and ahhhhhs and we HAVE to do that!! But then there were these hearts and more oooing and ahhing, that's awesome too!!! Well what if we make strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting like chocolate covered strawberries... mmMmm. YES to all of it! It's Valentine's day let's go all out! So we made a strawberry cupcake with chocolate frosting with the heart surprise in the middle and the flaming strawberry on top!! Hmm should that be the name of it?

Too bad they smell and taste like dog food =( Not sure what went wrong here, the frosting is Really good
but the cupcake just isn't. So if you're feeling adventurous give this recipe a try and maybe tell us what
went wrong, why does it smell like dog food? What would you do to change it? It does look pretty, But looks
aren't everything are win some... you lose some

** Congratulations to Ray of being the inner of our give away!!**