Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cute Owl and Bunny Cupcakes :-)

I had some chocolate cupcakes left over from the tree cake, so I made some other little cute ones...
 

I love this owl! The eyes are so cute.

And a little bunny going down in his hole!


 
How do you like them?

A Tree Inside a Cake?!?

Yes. A tree inside a cake.

I bought Amanda Rettke's brand new book, Surprise Inside Cakes. Her blog is amazing, so of course, I knew the book would be as well!

I couldn't wait to make a cake (see what I did there?) from the book as soon as it arrived at my house! I decided on the one with a tree inside.

Outside first:


 
I did little bird tracks across the top of the cake. :-)





And the inside!
 
 
It was a lot of fun making this! Make sure to buy Amanda's book and check out her blog!
 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

4-H Achievement Night Dinner

After the big hit of my clover cake and the spaghetti cake at the 4-H picnic, I knew I had to make some edible art for Achievement Night!

Here's what I finally decided on:








 
Judging by the feedback I received, they were a hit!

Caterpillar Cake Pops and some "Angry Birds" for the Birthday Boy

I made some cake pops for a friend's son's birthday. He loves insects, especially caterpillars, and also "Angry Birds" at the time. So I made some "Angry Bird" cake pops, and an edible birthday caterpillar! He enjoyed playing with the birds more than eating them!


 





Pans and Needles 4-H Club Demonstration, more Spaghetti Cake

I was asked by the leader of the Pans and Needles 4-H Club to do a demonstration on how to do my spaghetti cake. Of course I would do it!
 
I had to make something else in theme to go along, so I made fake-out garlic bread! It's actually pound cake. I expected everyone do take it home with them, but they all ate it there!
 



Everyone's working hard!

 
Everyone posing with their cakes.
 
 

Thank you all for allowing me to come in and talk about cake decorating! It was a blast!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

O' Christmas Tree

I know, I know, I've been really slacking off on this blog! So I finally made the time to put something back up here again.

My 4-H club had a small Christmas party and I decided to do something cake related of course. I came up with a cupcake Christmas tree!

The local farmstand store had some old-fashioned style Christmas light sprinkles available, so I thought that would be great to use for the cupcakes. This was a quick and easy cupcake design, perfect for impatient kids that want to make cupcakes, or for the beginning cake decorator.

Without further ado, here are the photos













I'm pleased with how this came out. Try this yourself!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tips and Tricks for Cake Photography

I personally enjoy, well, cake decorating (isn't it obvious? You're on a cake blog, after all.), well as photography. So why not tie the two together and photograph cakes? Here's a post from the Craftsy blog:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/10/how-to-photograph-cakes/

What tip do you find the most useful?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dragon Cupcake with Modelling Chocolate

If you've checked out the Craftsy blog, you'll see a lot of interesting cake decorating ideas there.


Check out this step-by-step video tutorial on how to sculpt a dragon cupcake topper with modeling chocolate today!
- See more at: http://www.craftsy.com/blog!

What have you made from Craftsy inspirations?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cardinal Cupcake Tree

A friend of ours always invites us over to their house for Christmas Eve for gifts and dinner. I always bring the dessert. This year, I wanted to incorporate raspberries into my dessert, as we grow our own raspberries that both friends enjoy very much.

My decision was chocolate-raspberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, topped with chocolate piped branches and molded chocolate cardinals. I also added some white sanding sugar on top of the buttercream to make it look more like snow.



 
Sorry, the photos are horrible because all I had on hand at that time was a cell phone. But I think you can see what it is.

Snowman Present Cake

Here's just a simple cake I did a while back to get you ready for Christmas. Yes, Christmas. Hobby Lobby near me has been selling Christmas items for about a month now.


This was my first (and only, as of now) cake with a fondant bow. For the border, I mixed up the extra blue, yellow, and purple fondant to get a subtle tie-dye effect. I rolled it out and used the fondant ribbon cutter to make it wavy. Finally, I used the shell tool to make the indentations on it. The snowmen were added for an extra detail.


The only gift inside this present was chocolate cake!

I think it's cute, and those colors would work well together for a neutral baby shower cake I think.