Sunday, September 12, 2010

Donald Duck

This was a very simple design and I love how it turned out!

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Donald was a frozen buttercream transfer (FBCT).  The letters were fondant made using a set of tappits cutters.

Happy Birthday Evan!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes!

  I wanted to make some gourmet style cupcakes.  This is what I came up with...

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Devil's Food cupcakes filled with Peanut Butter Dream Buttercream.  Frosted with a swirl of Peanut Butter Dream Buttercream and chocolate buttercream.  Topped with a peanut butter candy I made with a candy mold.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pabst Blue Ribbon Cake

The request was for a Pabst Blue Ribbon cake.  (And last minute I might add.)  Not much time to think about ideas.  What should I do? 

A beer can cake? No, just not feeling it.

How about trying a frozen buttercream transfer (FBCT for short)?   I think so. 

The concept is pretty simple.  Pipe the buttercream in a reverse image on wax paper.  Freeze.  Frost cake as usual.  Place FBCT on top of cake and peel off wax paper.  Voila!

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I added a red stripe on the top of the cake before placing the FBCT.  I cracked the B because the cake was not perfectly smooth I guess.  But after the FBCT thawed I was able to smooth it over and you couldn't even tell!   I think it came out pretty sharp...


I think a found a new favorite technique!  Next time I'll try to take more pictures.