Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two Peas and their Pod cake




One of my girlfriends is having twin boys!
 I couldn't be more excited and happy for her. Her sister had a Baby Shower for her a couple weeks ago and of course I had to bring the cake.

 
 
This is such a clean and simple design that I love.

The peas and the pod were very easy to make, I had taken a Craftsy class with Ann from
 Pink Cake Box where she taught how to make it. I took the design inspiration from her own design for the pod.
                              The cake was chocolate cake with oreos and cream buttercream.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pink and Ruffles Ballerina Cake


Happy 1st day of Fall!!
oh my! time goes by so fast, I already have a 2nd grader and we are back to running around.
Part of the extra curricular activities that my little girl attends are ballet classes, no wonder this cake was so dear to me while I was making it.

I love the way the ballet slippers turned out, I used a tutorial by Peggy Does Cake , super easy to follow and the instructions, pictures and details are amazing!
 
This cake is packed with pretty pink ruffles and silver sequins that are so popular right now.
 
I made the sequins with grey fondant and then airbrushed them with silver color, I attached them to the cake with a dab of water and then I airbrushed the tier with silver color again.
 
Since then, I have seeing a few other techniques for making sequins that
 I am looking forward to try soon.  
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like this cake as much as I do!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat theme cake

 This Cat in the Hat theme cakes is one of my favorite cakes that I have ever made. It has it all, colorful, big, tall and full of details.

The Cat in the Hat and stars were handmade using gumpaste
 I made the white base cut outs for Thing 1 and 2 using gumpaste, I let the cut outs dry for about 3 days and them using my trusty kopykate I traced and filled the figures of Thing 1 and 2 to match the party invitation.

 Do you like colorful and busy looking cakes?


Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School theme cookies


Around here we have started our back to school count down. I can't believe my little girl is going to second grade!!
Seriously, where did the time go?

Is totally normal for me to introduce myself to the new teacher with bake goods,  do you send anything to the teacher the first day of school?

A nice set of back to school cookies is a great idea. This month, The Cookie Cutter Company is putting together a Back to School cookie set that I thought would be perfect for the beginning of the school year.
 


 
 
 
Let’s get some supplies and make some cookies:
-Or get the complete Back to School Cookie Cutter Set here.
-Americolor yellow, pink, red, black and green royal icing
-Couplers, pastry bags, tip #2 and squeeze bottles
-Leaf tip
-Black edible marker
-Black and pink sanding sugar
 
 

 





APPLE COOKIES

 

Start by outlining the cookie with black icing and then flooding with red. Add the green leaf and let the cookie dry for a few hours.

Once the icing has set, outline the apple and make the stem with black icing, sprinkle with black sanding sugar.
 
 
 
 
CATERPILLAR COOKIES
 

I am not into worms or caterpillars, but who wouldn’t like a cute pink caterpillar?



To make this cookie start by outlining the cookie with the pink icing and filling the body in alternating sections, letting the icing dry for a bit before flooding the tail and rest of the body.

Once the cookies are dry, add any details you might want. I only did a simple smile and eyes, but you can also add a fun bow or eye glasses. Add the tentacles and "feet" and sprinkle them with the pink sanding sugar.
 
 
 
CRAYON COOKIES
 
 

Crayon Cookies are super simple to make, I just  borrowed one of my kid’s crayons to get a similar design.
 
Outline the cookies with black icing; let the icing set a bit before flooding with the yellow color icing to avoid bleeding.

Let the cookie dry completely before adding the black details and the yellow squiggly lines. I used a black edible ink marker to write on the cookie.

 
 
 
 
 
 Happy cookie Decorating!!
I am curious, do you send anything to the teacher on the first day of school?
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Marbled Cake for The Cake Slice Bakers




I have been baking with The Cake Slice Bakers on and off for quite some time. I promise myself to be more consistent as this is a great opportunity to try new recipes.

At this moment we our current book is Great Cakes – Carole Walter. Each month we have a choice of four recipes to bake, which is a great idea so you do not feel that you have to bake something that you are not really in the mood for.

Any way, this month I choose to bake the Marbled Cake, this cake should really be bake in a bundt cake pan, but I didn't have mine on hand so I opted to bake the cake in an 8 inch round cake pan.


 I have always love the combination of yellow cake with chocolate cake, this particular recipe has a tender and light crumb that is perfect for your morning or afternoon coffee.
I am not a fond of very sweet tasting cakes, so instead of using a chocolate glazed to drizzle over the cake, I just dusted mine with a little bit of confectioner's sugar.
 
The recipe doesn't disappoint, I will sure make it again.