Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lalaloopsy Mermaid Theme Cookies

 
I adore how these cute Lalaloopsy Mermaid theme cookies turned out.
I am well aware of the Lalaloopsy show since I have two girls, but of course I had no idea that there were Lalaloopsy Mermaids!
 I think the Lalaloopsy dolls are cute, I just tend to be creep out a little bit about the eyes.



To make these cookies I used a Minnie Mouse cookie cutter for two designs and I hand cut the other two shapes for the other design.



Here is the complete set ready to party!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fiesta Theme Cake


 Well, Happy Friday!
It's been over a month since my last post. What a busy Summer I have had around here.

I haven't baked a lot this Summer, after a back injury and other issues I decided to take some time off and just focus my "baking" time in other things.
I have done so much with the kids and I am sad that in just a few more weeks we will be welcoming cooler temperatures.

Any way, even if I haven't baked a lot lately, I still have a lot to share from past projects so today I want to start by sharing this festive and colorful cake with you.


 
  I made this Fiesta Theme Cake for one of my client's husband.
 The cake was lemon with raspberry buttercream covered in chocolate fondant.
 Details included festive maracas, Mexican hats  and a guitar.

 
I used yellow fondant for the maraca's colors and I use a small brush to pain some Americolor orange and green color on them .
 The guitar was pretty easy to make using a guitar cookie cutter.



Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Luao Cookie Set "Sun-Flip Flop-Palm Tree"

 
Happy Summer !!
 
I hope you all are enjoying the warm weather and fun pool days. I am certainly soaking up as much as I can with my girls on the weekends.
 
Since Summer is in full swing, this month's tutorial for The Cookie Cutter Company is fun and bright letting you taste the beach and sunshine with this cookies.
  

To make these Summer Luau theme cookies you will need
 
-Couplers, pastry bags, tip #1,#2 and #3
-Black edible marker
-Black and white pearls
-Rolling pin
-Stitching tool
-Small brush
-Paring knife
-Small tweezers

 
 


-Royal icing in Americolor yellow, pink, brown and green

-Small amount of pink fondant with tools mentioned above

 
PALM TREEE COOKIE
 


Begin by outlining the palm tree’s leaves with green royal icing and tip #2.
Instead of flooding the cookie make a lot of small lines in different directions to create some texture and movement to the leaves.

To make the trunk, make V shapes as pictured above.


 
Wait a few minutes to complete the trunk to create a puffy and nice seam between the V shapes.
 

 
 
SUN FACE COOKIE
 
 

 
Outline and flood the sun cookies, while the icing is still wet, pipe 2 dots of pink icing for the chicks and drop to black pearls for the eyes.
 


 
Allow the cookies to dry completely
 before adding the mouth and eye details using the black food marker


 
 
 
PALM TREE COOKIES
 
I absolutely love the way these cookies turned out, and just a word of wisdom, these cookies are not mean to be ship; the strap would break in a heartbeat.
 

 
 
Outline and flood the cookies.
To make the Hibiscus flowers, while the icing is still wet simply pipe a circle shape using #1 tip and pink flood icing.  
 

 
 
Use a toothpick to drag from the outside edge of the circle, toward the inside, creating the Hibiscus flower.

 
Drop a white pear in the middle of each flower

 
 
Let the cookie dry completely overnight before making and attaching the flip flop’s straps.
Make a small tube using plastic wrap; you will insert this inside the rectangle to open up the straps.

 
Making the fondant Straps:
Roll out the pink fondant using a rolling pin to about 1/8" thickness, using the paring knife or a pizza cutter and a ruler as a guide, cut 4 strips of fondant of about ½ “ wide and 3” long.
This measurement is only a guide for this specific flip flop cookies cutter, if you are using a small cutter, you will certainly need smaller straps.
 


Attach straps to the cookies using a dot of royal icing




And there you have it!!
Thank you for your support and stopping by the blog!


 
 
 
 



Monday, July 7, 2014

Circus Theme Cookies

 
 
Fun Circus cookies do not have to be complicated.
 Certainly in the perfect cookie world I would love to make every single detail related to the circus, but sometimes we are short with time and would have to go the easy way.
This is a cute little set of circus cookies I made a while back to match this cake.
 
 

 This pop corn cookies were the ones that took a little time to make for the details, at the end it was worth it because I liked the way they turned out.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Small Jungle Theme Cake

 I have mentioned before that I do not get to make boy's cakes very often. So, when I do have the opportunity to make one I really go all the way to every single detail I can add.

This Jungle theme cake was a last minute order, literally just a couple days before the party, the cake was small but there is so much that can be done under the Jungle theme that I did as many fondant figure as I could.
 
I have to say, that I do have to perfect my monkey making skills.



not a fond of snakes, but I know they are very popular in the jungle
 This little guy turned out super cute, I used my clay gun to make the mane of hair



 
Here is the complete cake, I hope you like it as much as I do