Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By the time my co-worker picked up the last cake I said "you must be pretty sick of cake by now", he said "Never!" Now that's what i like to hear :)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I'll admit I never really was a Twinkie girl. My favorite was Ho Hos. Gosh, I haven't had one of those in forever....mostly because we have no local Hostess distributors, so no Twinkies or Ho Hos to be found around here. But ever since I started thinking about this cake all I want is a HO HO!
The request was for a Twinkie cake to feed about 40 people. The most challenging part was scaling the dimensions so it looked like a Twinkie and not just a plain yellow cake. I decided to show the Twinkie broken in half so the filling would show. This Twinkie is about 7" wide, 5" tall, and 17" long! I started with a 9" x 13' cake, cut it in half and rounded the tops.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I was very happy with how my first dessert table turned out. It was for a “Bonus Day” celebration at work, that’s why the money theme. A co-worker made the money tree and I though she did an awesome job! Here is what the overall table looked like…
Fresh Fruit Skewers
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
German Chocolate Cupcakes
Banana Cream Parfaits
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Here are two blogs that show some great ideas and amazing work…
So when I was asked to prepare something for an upcoming celebration at work the first thing that came to mind was DESSERT BAR!
First I had to figure out how many items to make. After some searching I decided on 5 different desserts, three pieces per person. There will be about 50 people, so 150 pieces total. Each piece will be an individual serving size.
The only thing I can’t decide on is where to have the chocolate. I’m trying to decide between a cupcake and a parfait. One will be fruit and the other chocolate.
Should I do a German chocolate cupcake and a banana cream parfait?
Or a lemon raspberry cupcake and a chocolate peanut butter parfait?
A chocolate peanut butter cupcake and a raspberry tiramisu?
You get the idea….decisions, decisions….
The next 7 days are going to be a busy because this event is the same day as I am hosting a Chocolate Tasting Party for my girlfriends. Stay tuned for the details on that event. That reminds me...I think I need to make some lists of things to do!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
You must try these!
I found this recipe on a blog that I follow www.cupcakeproject.com. I made them a few days ago and they were wonderful! They were also very easy. The honey flavor was a touch overpowering for me so I think I may decrease the amount a bit next time I make them, but it did seem to mellow over the next day or so.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I purchased mine from Global Sugar Art. I was originally going to use it as a stamp for brush embroidery but since the cake I was making was iced with buttercream I decided to use it as a cutter this time. Hopefully I’ll have an occasion to use it as a stamp soon!
The cake was a small oval and I used a line impression mat on the sides to give it some interest. I cut each flower out of fondant and dusted them with luster dust. Then I placed one rose at the bottom on each side of the cake. I was going to write Happy Birthday on the top because it was a birthday gift but I decided the single rose on top looked best. Here is the finished product!
This cutter was very easy to work with and I can see multiple uses and lots of different styles that could be made with it. Now I just need some time to play!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Hunter wanted a Terrible Towel for his birthday. Now a towel is a pretty easy thing to make. The design ON the towel maybe not so much. How was I going to do this and make it look right? I decided to print out the logo of the terrible towel in the size I needed. I rolled out some black fondant, placed the printout over the fondant and traced over the design with an exacto knife. Time consuming but I think it turned out pretty cool. When the lettering was "pressed" onto the cake it took on a puffy appearance (exactly what I was going for). The rest of the design was fondant with buttercream piped lettering. Now if I could just work on getting those square corners straighter, ugh.