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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Okay, so today is a special treat!  (get it? lol)  I'm showing one of my favorites so far, my fiesta cupcakes!  Once again, these were made with a few hours notice, but personally, I think they turned out pretty dang good!  
So for starters, as you see here, these are the cupcake toppers.  They are made with laffy taffy candy of all different flavors!  Its fairly easy to mold them as long as you keep your hands moist with water or a light mist of cooking spray so the candy doesn't stick to your fingers. (which gets pretty frustrating.)

So here is a close up of a cupcake with the chili pepper topper.  The cupcakes I made with a mixture of vanilla and chocolate so they are swirled together.  (Just drop spoonfulls of alternating favors into your cupcake liners) Now, for the best part, the multicolored sand looking stuff is....Cap'n Crunch!  I iced the cupcakes with buttercream, them crunched up a bowl full of cereal, and dipped each cupcake into the cereal.  
And an up close of the maracas. 

Here are the sombreros and mustaches :) Now the mustaches are made with tootsie rolls.  

Now my personal favorite of the lot, the desert themed one.  The sand is just the plain Cap'n Crunch cereal, and with the cactus, I added a 
nice touch by rolling it in sugar.  

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Monday, September 27, 2010


Hello!  Okay today I'm showing off my simple Spongebob cake.  This cake is really made up of cupcakes and was made very short notice for a friend of mine.  This cake shows that even if you don't have all the exact tools, the job can still get done and look halfway decent!  Okay to start, when making cupcakes, I always use my silicone cupcake cups.  They are amazing!  I don't even own a cupcake pan.  I let them cool and mixed up some homemade butter cream icing.  (I just follow the recipe on the back of a bag of powdered sugar.)  Now as you can see, the colors arn't exact, which is where the last minute part comes into play.  But as far as I'm concerned, if you can tell who its suppose to be, its a WIN!  Okay so using the darkest icing, I drew out the outline on the cupcakes.  Then simply filled it in with the star pattern for the rest of the icing.  The star pattern by the way is one of my favorites.  It may be a little old fashioned, but it's great at covering imperfections and making something look professional.  
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Welcome!  Here I will be showing you my latest calorie filled goodies I've created and designed!  Along with giving helpful tips that can help anyone become an expert cake decorator in no time! :)
I'll begin by showing one of my pride enjoys - THE IPHONE CAKE!
This cake is a regular sheet cake, covered in buttercream icing and then a layer of fondant icing.  Since the fondant icing is so difficult to color, the color you see was literally painted on with paintbrushes.  All the charging cord is also made of fondant.  I made this cake for my husband as his grooms cake at our wedding.  I set the times and dates on all the cake to the time when we got married.  Pretty clever right?  Well a BIG piece of advice I would like to give is, FONDANT ICING DOES NOT TASTE GOOD.  It has a very gummy consistency.  So if you plan to use it, or order a cake with it, please be aware that you are ordering for beauty, not for taste.  Having said that, its very easy to peel off so that is normally what people do when they are going to eat it.  Also, with using this much food coloring to get a dark color like black, you have to be very careful because it will most likely turn peoples mouths black if they eat the fondant :)
But nevertheless, the cake was a hit!  Thanks for reading!