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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!!**

Feb 9, 2011

The one and only creamy, crunchy, chocolate, O-R-E-O!

This weeks cake creation was a request. The request was for Oreo cake balls, but not just any Oreo...  peanut butter Oreo. How could we possibly turn down a request for these? They are SO addicting!! It is not even possible to eat just one of them, I guarantee you that you can make them and eat them all in a day, they
are that easy to make and delicious to eat.So thanks Tina for the request, and we hope you love them!
If you have been wanting to bake something but don't have the time, these are perfect, no baking, quick and easy.

Ready for valentine's day?? We will be making a special valentine's day cupcake and would like to use this special holiday as an opportunity for our first give away.Want to win our special valentine cake item? Become a follower of our blog and comment under this post and you will be entered, the winner will be chosen
randomly and we will mail or hand deliver your prize (depending on location)! Tell a friend and have them follow & comment that you referred them and receive 1 extra entry per person!!! Winner will be picked on Sunday and announced Monday morning with our Valentine's Day post <3 Good luck

Feb 4, 2011

"oh the weather outside is frightful..."

There has already been a state record amount of snowfall last month in CT, with over 47.8 inches of snow, topping the previous record of 45.3inches set in 1945.

So needless to say we all had some cabin fever and these kids needed to get out of the house! So we took our cake adventure to my mother's kitchen and we had a little help...

To welcome February and undoubtedly more snow we decided to make a snowball cake! Remember those hostess snowball cakes, so YUMMY.

We wanted one, a BIG one. we weren't exactly sure how to make this ball of a cake tho, so after some research we found that you can bake a cake in a bowl (oven safe bowl of course.. like these Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear) We decided on a chocolate cake with a cream cheese filling and a sugary frosting, coated with coconut.
The only thing is when baking in a bowl it took FOREVER to bake, we wanted to make
sure it baked all the way through without burning the edges so we kept the oven at 300 and baked it for an hour and a half!! But it was well worth the wait.

Jan 30, 2011

21st birthday festivities

Our brother's 21st birthday was last week, so we went to go visit him this weekend to celebrate! And you can't have a birthday without a cake now can you?
So while brainstorming for this very special birthday cake there was one thing we were both sure of... It has to be a beer cake! After all it IS for a 21st birthday. And we know we already made an "adult"cake last week, but we couldn't resist this opportunity! So we promise next week we will keep it family friendly.
So we finally decided on Guinness for the beer.. and what goes with Guinness??
That's right Irish cream!

Guinness cake with Irish cream frosting.

What more could a 21 year old boy ask for in a cake? Yes we know we are awesome sisters!!
Happy birthday Dan!!!

And to wash this d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s cake down??

Irish car bomb of course!!!

Jan 26, 2011

A toast

What better way to toast our new cake adventures than with champagne

We began our bake-a-pades (yes we will be using our new word often
here in our great cake bake) in our mom's kitchen..why? because it's
a brand new shiney kitchen asking for an adventure!! don't you agree?

So in between answering spelling homework questions from a 9 year old on
his own mission, and a 2 1/2 year old crawling around pretending to be the
hungry caterpillar we attempted these champagne cupcakes... Not to shabby.

They were very yummy, The frosting didn't come out the consistency we were hoping for but it tasted good so it worked.. What do you think?

Jan 24, 2011

"Let them eat cake"

Q: Why did the cupcake major in hotel and restaurant management?

 My name is Jeni && I'm Tomie...

And we are sisters on a mission.. To bake cake!!!

We invite you  to bake along with us, read about our amazing creations as well as the not so amazing.. Test our recipes and tell us what you think of them!  We will be forcing our friends and family to taste these cakes and hopefully convincing them to help us clean up the messes!! 

Feel free to leave comments  & ideas for new cakes/cupcakes.. We are both very excited about this new adventure and hope you are too... so let the bakeapades (I totally just made that word up) begin!!! 

Be back wednesday for our first Great cake bake!

A: It wanted to be a hostess..