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




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.

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 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.

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!!