Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bubble gum takes me back to childhood

My niece absolutely loves gum, or "bum" as she calls it.  I couldn't wait to make this cake for her for her 2nd birthday.  Do you love it as much as I do? 

I think she definitely enjoyed this cake, before we could get any more good photos she was already eating all the silver fondant off the cake.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My new design

I can't wait to show you what I am currently working on.  I got a call from my little brother and he and his wife wanted a cute cake for their daughter's 2nd birthday.  Here is a little sneak peek of what the theme is.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Bliss

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup of vegetable or canola oil
1 pkg of instant chocolate pudding
1 cup of water
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Fluffed Frosting

1 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons of butter (I used salted and softened)
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup of whipped cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons of whole milk
Garnish: crushed peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350.  Fill cupcake tins with liners.  Break 4 eggs into mixing bowl, mix and gradually add in oil.  Once emulsified add in pudding mix.  Continue mixing adding in your water and alternating it with your cake mix.  Beat on high for at least 2 minutes.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour into liners a little over halfway (I use an ice cream scoop to help do the trick)  Bake at 350 for 16-17 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, cream cheese until well incorporated.  Add in vanilla and mix.  Slowly incorporate sugar until a frosting like consistency.  Add in sugar and beat on med high, add in milk gradually as needed.  Fold in whipped cream.

Frost cupcakes!!  I used the Wilton Decorator Pro I got for Christmas, it did a nice job.  I was impressed!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Winter One-derland

I was recently approached by a friend of mine Robin (from TuTu Chic Bebe) who actually helped make my daughter's first birthday outfit.  She wanted to throw her  daughter  a first birthday that she wouldn't forget and she wanted me to design the cake.  We threw some ideas back and forth and finally agreed that she would be doing a winter one-derland theme.  She would be doing shades of pink with accents of silver and white and snowflakes would be the focal point.  Think very girly!!  I broke out the disco dust and fondant and had a ball.  This is the cake I came up with along with 25 cake pops to match

                                                                  **cake pops**