Thursday, November 17, 2016

Abstract Art Cupcakes - June 2014

After I made the cakes for my daughter's teachers (see this post) I had some of the green fondant strips leftover as well as some cupcakes I had made with the extra batter.  So, I decided to have some fun and make some abstract art cupcakes for my family to enjoy.  :)

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 1

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 2

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 3

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Sweet Flowers for Sweet Teachers - June 2014

I made these cakes for my daughter Carissa's teachers as a thank you at the end of the year.

Bouquet of White Flowers Cake - Large

Bouquet of White Flowers Cake - Small

White Cake with White Flowers and Mini Pearls #1

White Cake with White Flowers and Mini Pearls #2

I thought the cakes turned out very nicely - pretty and elegant.  :)

More pictures and details to come... :)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes - June 2014

I honestly don't remember why I made these cupcakes.  I was taking or sending them somewhere...  Maybe with one of the kids.?  Anyway, I don't remember.  :)

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 1
Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 2

I baked the chocolate cupcakes, and let them cool.  Then, I sifted some powdered sugar on top of them and finished them off with some chocolate shavings.

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 3
Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 4


Easy, pretty, yummy.  :)

(Below is a picture before I put the chocolate shaving on them, in case you like that look better.) 

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes
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Minecraft Creeper Marshmallows - April 2014

These creeper marshmallows from Minecraft were for the goodie bags at my son's 12th birthday.  (You can see the cake from the party here.)

Minecraft Creeper Marshmallows

I bought square marshmallows at the store and airbrushed all sides green.  It didn't matter if they were covered really evenly because the video game has that pixel-y look anyway.  After they dried I used a black edible marker to draw the creeper faces on them.

I thought they were pretty cool, and they kids all loved them.  :)
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Minecraft Grass Block Cake - April 2014

I made this Minecraft grass block cake (with a little Steve on top) for my son, Caleb's, 12th birthday.  

Minecraft Grass Block Cake 1

Minecraft Grass Block Cake 2

It didn't turn out as clean and shored up as I wanted, but I liked it and Caleb was really thought it was cool.  :)

More pictures and details coming soon.  :)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rock Candy Baby Shower Cake - March 2014

I made this cake for my sister Valerie and her husband Josh for a baby shower in honor of their 2nd baby.  I also made some gluten free cupcakes (regular and mini) that matched the cake for some of her friends who have a gluten allergy.

Rock Candy Baby Shower Cake

My sister had seen the basic rock candy cake design in a picture.  She wanted to change the colors of the candy to go with their baby theme colors and wanted to add a personalized fondant topper to announce the baby's name.  I ended up making homemade rock candy for the cake.

More pictures and details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want.  BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there.  I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.  Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post.  :)]
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Music Themed Cake Balls - March 2014

My son's band was having a cake ball sale; so I made these music themed cake balls to donate to it.

Music Themed Cake Balls - Notes, Treble Clef, Bass Clef
More pictures to come... :)

I used white candy melts to pipe the music notes, treble clefs, and bass clefs out onto parchment paper.  I let them harden and they were ready for when I needed them to decorate the cake balls.

To make the basic cake balls I followed Bakerella's instructions.  You can find them here.

Right after dipping the cake balls I topped them with some yellow nonpareil sprinkles and one of the white music themed candy decorations.  You have to be ready and work quickly so the chocolate doesn't harden before you get everything on it.





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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes - March 2014

These are chocolate raspberry cupcakes.  After I made the Switchfoot themed cupcakes (you can see the post here) I had extra chocolate ganache and raspberry sauce leftover.  So, a few days later I made another batch of chocolate cupcakes so my family and friends could have some to enjoy.

I made mini cupcakes and regular cupcakes.

More pictures and details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want.  BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about these cupcakes, please feel free to email me by clinking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.  Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about these cupcakes by clinking the comments link at the end of this post. :)] 





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Switchfoot Themed Cupcakes - March 2014

These are cupcakes that I made for the band members of Switchfoot and their crew as part of the Switchfoot Baking Club.  I brought them to a concert that my friend and I went to in March.  

Switchfoot Themed Cupcakes - Logos & Lyrics - Fading West

For the top set I made chocolate toppers of their 'logo', some music notes, and SF for Switchfoot. The bottom set have fondant toppers with the songs from their Fading West album (the new one at the time) written across them.  In the 'background' of each topper I wrote lyrics from that particular song.

More pictures and details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :)]
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pink Heart Cake Balls - February 2014

I made these cake balls for a good friend whose grandfather had passed away.

Pink Heart Cake Balls - One Heart Filled

To make the basic cake balls I followed Bakerella's instructions.  You can find them here.

Pink Heart Cake Balls 1

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Individual Cake Ball Close-Up

I used a #3 round tip to pipe pink candy melts onto parchment paper in heart shapes.  I filled a few of them in, but most were just the outline.  I let them harden and set so they were ready when I started dipping the cake balls.  

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Prepped & Ready to DipReady to dip!

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Angled Group View

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Three Hearts Filled

Right after dipping the cake ball I placed a pink heart on top.  If it starts to slide a little just hold it in place for a second.  Have your decorations ready and be quick so you get them placed before the chocolate hardens; it looks nicer that way.  If you don't get it on in time though you can dot a little chocolate on top the cake ball and attach it that way.

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Close-Up

Pink Heart Cake Balls - Set with Hearts Standing Up & Differently Decorated
Here are a few extras that I decorated differently.

For the cake balls in the picture above I had to hold the hearts in place until the chocolate hardened enough to hold them upright on their own.

Pink Heart Cake Balls 2
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