Sunday, August 23, 2009
I will need to make two batches of cake in order to bake (3) 6" round and (3) 9" round cakes. The entire cake will require (4) batches of butter cream icing as well. I did not have enough icing this time so I had to make more at the last minute and was not able to properly fill and frost this one...
I should frost each cake before assembling as well- that should make for a smoother transition between the layers and a better looking cake.
Not sure what I think about using this platter for the wedding, it is a great platter but it may be better to use a fondant covered board with some decorative ribbon around it? I will see what the bride and groom want:)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Finally a new creation... times have been tough on ole' mama! Banana cupcakes with chocolate chip buttercream, recipe from Marth Stewart magazine. They turned out ok, I did not have time to decorate really (which is silly because that is the whole pint for me anyway!) But, anyway here they are.
Monday, February 9, 2009
They were very delicious, but after a day or two they became a bit dry. Nothing a little more buttercream per bite could not fix! However, it would be best to make them the day of the event or refrigerate so they do not dry out.
I learned great techniques to use with chocolate, and even piped buttercream inside a few of the cakes. All in all this project was a success.
Monday, February 2, 2009
The next challenge with this cake was getting the fondant to cover a square surface. After the third cake it was working much better for me, and it was basically smooth all around. The bows were made out of gum paste, and turned out OK. I think after some practice they could end up looking very nice, but round one had its flaws for sure.
These little guys were fun, and I think they tasted quite good! Both recipes were from my book, chocolate cupcake with basic cupcake frosting. The little penguins were made out of fondant, died in various colors. The "snow" was made by dipping cupcakes in large decorating sugar crystals.
Funny little guys.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
But, being a stay at home mom who is used to being creative I am getting itchy. So here I go. My kitchen is right here, next to Max and Ella.
I can create between bouts of running, jumping, crying, playing and eating. I have a mixer in the basement that has been gathering dust for years and a history of clay modeling, painting, designing, and cooking.
Tools. These are the tools I have to work with. Oh, and those two squishy red-heads are my creative directors.