Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Star Trek Next Gen Cupcakes

Yay! Happy Birthday hubby! :)

So since we're pretty big STNG fans, I've been meaning to make some Next Gen cupcakes for Keith for a while.. Unfortunately with two kids, it's a little difficult to find time. This is a little lower-key than what I had in mind in the beginning - but I was able to whip up some vanilla cupcakes and some royal icing and make the crew and communicator badges!

We've got our commanding officers - Captain Picard - there are four lights! And first officer Riker next to him.. obviously post season 1 sporting the beard..
Then the guys in Yellow - Worf with his stern look of concern... Geordi La Forge with his spiffy visor..  ready to read some rainbows... lol :) and Data with his buddy Spot!
Then Deanna Troi in purple.. i guess technically she should be the only one with black eyes.. Crusher in blue... which I feel really bad that I did not do such a great job on.. :( And then Wesley - looking eager to go do something dangerous... haha :)

The crew is "wearing" their respective colors.. but I guess my husband was too hungry to notice that.. :P I guess cupcake liners just don't get noticed when there's a huge face staring at them and cupcake and frosting underneath..  Oh well.. :)

Then the communicator badges are also made of royal icing and colored with some silver and gold food coloring..

All packed up and ready to go get eaten.. with maybe some earl grey, hot.. :) Make it so!

Mr. Creepee Crawlee

(not related to the Crawley's... ;))

So for Halloween this year, I created a scary cake for work... It had been a little while since I've created a 3D cake so I didn't really know how he was going to turn out.. I found this kinda creepy looking creature thing on-line and turned him into a cake! From what people said, I guess he's not very scary =/ Creepy.. but not scary... Oh well!

He's actually chocolate cake and vanilla frosting on the inside, covered in marshmallow fondant and his tentacles are all made of gumpaste. I used a bit of string to make little creases all over his arms...

Then his eyes are black gumballs... which I loved the shiny look when i first put them in.. but once he went into the fridge, they dulled by morning. :(

 Then I painted his body and tentacles with a copper color paint... and then dabbed him with a paper towel.. which made him look like he just crawled out of some place painful...

According to my husband, people were a little iffy on eating this cake since he looked a bit gross... so I guess I kinda got the effect I wanted...

Although after watching me write this post, my 2 year old just told me that she wanted to have this guy for dinner.... maybe he's not as creepy as I hoped... Oh well!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Firefly Cupcakes

Happy Birthday Keith!! :)

For my hub's birthday, I decided to do Firefly cupcakes because.. Firefly is awesome and so is he. :)

So the sandy environment that they tread upon is made of crushed graham crackers & vanilla frosting. And then Serenity is amongst edible star glitter & chocolate frosting hovering above them. :)

Yay! :) There they are.. Jayne, Mal & Zoe upfront w/ their pistols. Inara, Kaylee & Wash behind them. And then way in back around Book, River & Simon. All made outta fondant... it took a while. :P

Here's a little close-up of Serenity.. which I'm kind of disappointed about. It's made out of chocolate but it would've been cooler if I had time to make an actual like 3D Serenity. Maybe next time... ;) Harder to find time now w/ Baby.. :)

Here's a little close-up of the crew:

Mal w/ his jacket... no suspenders shown unfortunately. I know.. my little guns are pretty weak... I'm not that good at making them accurately. =/

The hero of Canton, the man they calllll Jayyyyynnnneee :) with his awesome hat & huge gun LOL :)

Here's Zoe - ready to back up Mal! :) With her hunny right behind her :)

And "We will call it.... This Land." Wash sportin' his casual button-up and of course, dino in tow. :) Kinda wishin' I made the dino green... oh well! :P

Kaylee!! :) with her wrench and jumpsuit - ready to fix whatever needs fixin! :)

And there's Book with the Good Book. :) It would've been cooler if I could've made his hair bigger.. like when it was ... BIG .. but that would've looked a little weird with the fondant. :)

And there's Inara - being her friendly & pretty self :)

And here's Simon & River... River looks a little lost... which is kinda perfect. haha :) Didn't really mean to make the hair look like dreads.. but ehhh... i think it worked okay. And there's Simon by her side.. looking all doctor-ey. :)

Alrighty - that's all for now! :) Yay! Happy Birthday Keith!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Housewarming Cupcakes...

So Johannes & Heather's Housewarming Shennanigans are going down this Friday so I made some house cupcakes! LOL! :D

Just whipped up some chocolate cupcakes topped w/ ganache and then some vanilla frosting... And then made my little cupcake village... haha :)

It was just little Tiny Bits gum, Toblerone (some with snow on top for their Canadian-ness), marshmallows and chocolate and fruit roll up grass.. hahaha :)

I have something planned for Jeff's birthday.. but I just have no clue when I'll have time to get around to them.. :P These were pretty easy and quick... still gotta find a good challenge.. :)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Victoria's Going Away..

Sooo.. It's Victoria's Going Away party from working at Disney so I made her a lil sweet treat. :) I didn't get very much time to work on anything so I just threw some things together.. =/

A little Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake w/ some Whipped Cream frosting and a thin layer of ganache in between.. Bright, Sparkly pink since she's fun and sassy! :)

Then, since her party was Mexican themed, I made some mini Horchata Cupcakes
topped with some whipped topping, some cinnamon and little red mini chocolate Mickeys..

And also some mini Coconut Cupcakes topped with coconut cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut and pink mini chocolate mickeys...

I can't wait for a challenge! Although.. I found that it's not as easy to bake when you're wearing a baby like a kangaroo.. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's been a while... Cake pops & hubby's cake

Soo!! It's definitely been a while since I've posted last since we've been busy with our baby girl and I really haven't done much baking lately! I've just been whipping up batches of oatmeal-raisin cookies and that's about it! =P

So I figured I'll just post about a couple things that were made right before I popped out a baby. haha :D

*lemon & red velvet cake*

I finally got to try making cake pops for my baby shower :) Pretty easy.. but I'd say the food-color markers weren't really that easy to use.. but good enough! :)

Also I had a inkling for chocolate cake while preggers and my awesome hubby made me one! this is how it turned out:

haha :) he decorated it with some sprinkles I had in the pantry... I think they were cow & dino sprinkles.. <3 cake! *nom*

I will start baking soon! I just have to find some challenging requests... :)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Beer cupcakes for Scott

Happy Birthday Scott!! :)

So... Scott requested beer cupcakes for his birthday a while ago... which I had great plans for! And then... *sigh* well these didn't turn out like I had hoped they would have... oh well! =P

So.. I pretty much made a beer cup casings out of chocolate (which took quite a while...) and in the middle of that are two stacked pineapple cupcakes...

Then for the foam, I used melted marshmallows.. and I guess I got too excited and did a few before the marshmallows fully melted, so there are lumps...

And then I double-coated some Starburst Strawberry Candy Canes (luckily stores are already catering to the Christmas market :)) with a lot of white chocolate for the beer stein handle. You can still kinda see the red stripes =P If there were white candy canes, I totally would've gone with those =P

So then, in order to make sure there would be a spot for the handle, I had to leave room on the side of the beer cup, but unfortunately when adding the foam, it decided to use that missing portion as a lil spout.. haha =P

*sigh* oh well... these probably took me more than several hours and totally didn't turn out like i had hoped... I also wanted to make a couple other things, but these took up so much time... Next time, Scott! ;)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pizza Ice Cream Cake for Jeff!

Yay! Sooo.. Happy Birthday Jeff! "Hi. I'm Jeff Carnes. I make pizzas!"

Anyways, Jeff makes pizzas and so we figured a pizza cake! Ha! =) But this isn't just cake.. there's ice cream! Yayyyyy :) So pretty much here's the dealio...

It was one cake round on the bottom (French Vanilla), a layer of ganache, and then another cake round on top, except i just emptied out the whole middle - just to leave a crust. And then I filled the middle with vanilla ice cream! (i hope that ends up turning out okay.... hahah :))

Anyways, the toppings are the sauce - strawberry jam (i had to find a red red one... all of them looked so purpley =P), parm cheese - grated white Toblerone which has almond nougats (the normal white chocolate bars kept curling into little balls... they were being difficult =P), pepperoni - marshmallow ends (painted w/ red food coloring/gel), olives - black licorice, and green peppers - green fruit roll ups. I wanted to add sausage (some brownies) but i totally forgot... oh well! :) Quick and easy overall!

Anyways, hope you have a great one Jeff! =) WOOOOOOOOOOOT!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Canada Cupcakes for Johannes

Happy Birthday Johannes!!! =)

Here are some Carrot Cake Cupcakes w/ Maple Cream Cheese Frosting... get it? Maple?! ... ... ... okay... hahah :)

with Canadian Flags and a Canadian Beaver and "eh?"'s-galore - hahah :) All made outta chocolate.. It was quick but man, peeling them off of the wax paper... talk about the Red Edges of the flag being SUPER sensitive! I think4 broke so it was a good thing I made like 10 extra.. =P

Anyways, hope you have a great one!!! =)

Here's the recipe for the cupcakes & frosting:

Richard's Sky Scraper Cupcakes

Sooo, one of Keith's co-workers was leaving for New York... so I made some sky scraper cupcakes for him!

Made some sky scrapers out of chocolate w/ chocolate cupcakes & vanilla frosting..

And then the lettering is just chewy gobstoppers ... which I heard unfortunately were not so chewy after being in the fridge for some time.. =P And the letters were white chocolate...

Quick and easy! :) Good luck Richard! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Owl Cupcakes for Jason

Hoot. :) hehehehe :)

Anyways, here are some owl cupcakes for Jason's b-day...

Dunno why the owls.. just because they look cool. And Jason is cool too. haha :)

Easy and fun... Although the Oreos were a pain sometimes =P Even after trying to help soften out the filling with a lil microwave-action =P

Here is the owl fam with the baby owls too.. haw haw ;)

*you can find out how to make these on "Hello, Cupcake!"* :)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Nabaztag Cupcakes

Sooo.. Keith wanted me to make him some Nabaztag Cupcakes for his birthday.. I'm a lil late since I've been soooo busy with work but! I finally did got a few hours... so here they are! Huge army of them...

Here's a few of them...

Anyways.. they're pretty much just yellow cupcakes with lil mini twinkies.. I tried to use the chocolate ones, but it showed thru the fondant =P and then those ears are just like biscuits that I dipped in some chocolate... I was running a lil low on time due to Daylight Savings so I had to paint on their faces.. haha :)

Fun fun! *yawn* time for bed now!

Here's a picture of what they usually look like, they're supposed to like, let you know if something changes or something is good or bad or something... pretty cute! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sophie's Bridal Shower

Hurray for Sophie getting married! :)

So this past weekend we threw Sophie a Bridal Shower... pretty fun!!! :)

We did the normal Toilet Paper Bride, What's in your Purse Game, How well do you know your S.O., and the Clothespin Game! We also did a round of Pass the Presents... and we printed out all the pictures during the shower and made her an awesome scrapbook!!

Here are the bridal shower cookie favors I made from the No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe from CakeCentral... and also the Royal Icing Recipe... Pretty easy since there were only like 4 colors total... :)

Oh! And then I also made some cupcakes with some royal icing flowers w/ edible pearl centers and mini cheesecakes! Yummmmy!!! =)

Wooo Woooo!! Congratulations Sophie!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Christmas!! =)

Hurray for Christmas!!!

Sooo this was quite a busy Christmas! Very fun tho and filled with lots of lovin'! hahaha =)

Here are some sugar cookies I made for Keith's grandparents, aunt, uncle & cousins... :)

It was really cool cuz along with some other cookies (peanut butter blossoms & iced lemon shortbread), we got to give another two ducks & chicken through World Vision as part of their gift! =) It was awesome!

What was cool too, was that we got some jam also from them that was received in making a contribution to needy people as well! Hurray for the season of giving! =D

Here's a picture of the snow Bear-Dog that Keith, my brother and I made in Seattle! Woooot for Bear-dogs! =)

We wanted to make it big enough for 5-6 people to sit on... but by the time everyone got back home.. it was too dark to take pictures and the next day we went snowboarding and then he started to melt =P Oh welll!!! It was definitely fun! What an awesome Christmas!