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!
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!
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:
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.
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.
The other night I wanted to try out my new gnome cookie cutters. I used the gnomes, a tree, a butterfly, chipmunks, and other forest animals to go with the theme. One of those was a bear from Anne Clark.
I only made a batch of butter fondant, which wasn't enough, and the way I separated the colors, I was able to cover only one bear. The colors I had left after all the cookies I could cover were covered were black, green, and brown. I decided to combine the colors just to use up the fondant. This is how the bear I used came out:
I didn't have the idea in mind when I combined the colors, but it came out looking like a camouflage pattern! It's really cute, and tasted good, too!