Monday, November 9, 2009

Little rosebud cuppies

Last week was my co-worker, Emily's birthday. We had a little birthday celebration for her with a gift, decorations and of course cupcakes. She is a HUGE fan of pink, so I made french vanilla cupcakes tinted pink, white buttercream with pink sprinkles and of course pink fondant rosebuds.

My Nephew's First Birthday!

I got the chance to do my nephew's first birthday cake this weekend! I was glad it turned out pretty much what it looked like in my head and not a jumble of a homemade cake! His theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! What a fun cake to make! Everyone loved it! It was a german chocolate / french vanilla cake mix with a new whipped cream icing that I found on the internet that was more set up than regular whipped frosting. It was yummy, not as sweet as buttercream, but it was not as stiff as I would have liked. However, I covered the cakes in fondant, the bottom layer was a homemade marshmallow fondant and the top was a store bought fondant just because it is so hard to get a real red color so I bought the premade red color! The filling was a whipped marshmallow cookie filling...of my own design obviously since I cannot think of a better name for it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just in time for the Fall season...

My good friend turned me on to a little blog -

I love the different patterns they have. I was able to get my first one for free due to a promotion they were having. I received the pattern and made it all up! Here is the finished project!

Halloween Cupcakes

So I wanted to try my hand at making different items out of fondant and thought that my daughter's dance Halloween party was the perfect excuse! The pumpkins took the longest due to the little stem, vines and leaves on them. I also had bought some 4x4x4 whote glossy boxes on the internet and they were perfect for holding the cuppies! I decorated them with a little message from my daughter. I think they turned out adorable...what do you think??