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.