Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Cupcakes!

So this was pretty fun... here are a few of the cupcakes Keith and I made for the Halloween party at my work! I did a few.. but then Keith did most of them. It was super fun! =) Getting lotsa different kinds of candy was fun - but man!! i couldn't find any candy corn! Everyone already went through all the stores and swiped them all! Sheesh! we were totally candy-corn-less.

Anyways, so we just used marshmallows, jelly beans, reese's pieces, red licorice, Reese's mini cups and Good and Plenty's... good enough. haha =) Anyways.. way fun! =)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gary's going away cake...

So one of my really good friends is leaving today to go to the other branch of our company up North. The booger. Definitely a very sad day. =( Anyways, he loves dragons - and asked me to make him a dragon cake before he left. So here it is.

The head, horns, neck and part of the tail are home-made rice krispies treats, and and then molded by hand. And then covered in buttercream and then Green Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). Keith did all the kneading and stuff for that. =) It's quite an arm work-out.

Then the rest is cake! I just made some round cakes and shaped them into his back and made some square cakes and cut them up to form the rest of his tail. Turned out to be a pretty big cake!

He has another foot made of rice krispies too, but it's hard to see. Also the wings are made of gumpaste. Sooo.. the cake got devoured at work.. It was a white cake with sprinkles (in the batter) and buttercream - yum! I figured dragon meat should have colored polka dots inside. =) Also just used a rose-petal cutter to put imprints of scales on the fondant and brushed on some gold luster dust.

It was a fun cake to make! Definitely gotta do more of these 3-D cakes. Way fun! =)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Grandparent's Cake

hehe - so I made a cake for Keith's grandparents since their birthdays were close. I made some figures of them out of fondant and stuck them on a cake in a garden of love. hahahah =) Cheesy. Anyways, it's also a yellow cake with whipped cream and strawberries and the outside is buttercream dream. I'm still looking for a better buttercream recipe but still haven't found it! Ack! Oh well...

I made a few other heart cupcakes but they got eaten before I took a picture. hahaha =) Maybe next time! =)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Cake Crazy

Okay - so shame on me for not posting in forever and not putting up my cakes as i go along... So, here are the ones i have worked on lately:

Yellow Cake covered in Whipped Cream & filled with strawberries & stabilized whipped cream:

Here is the cake I made for my mom for Mother's Day - which turned out to be a much denser chocolate cake than expected because there was pudding in the recipe. But it was still okay. The chocolate hearts were fun to make :)

Next is a chocolate cake I made with chocolate frosting and toffee sprinkles on the side which were hard to get on. The frosting was a lil more ... i guess bitter than I expected. The cocoa was very strong. I'm still looking for the perfect chocolate icing recipe...

Also I tried to make lil mini chocolate cakes filled and frosted with ganache, but I found that these cakes were so rich, they should have been eaten in even smaller portions. But sooo delicious. *slurp*

Then we did a cupcake-cake for our upstairs neighbor. I, unfortunately, didn't have any idea what he was really into or anything, so I just formed a cloud out of the cupcakes. hahaha =) Oh well.. it was fun to make...

Here's a raspberry cake made from the recipe off of my cake flour box. haha - it looked pretty easy and tasty. Turned out pretty raspberry-ey... haha :)

Then my friend at work wanted me to make him some sweet and sour cupcakes, so I remembered this recipe for lemon angel food cupcakes - and they turned out pretty sweet & sour! Not too bad... a lil sour... so it's a lil different that normal - but not too bad. ;) I just topped them with a few flowers I made a while back, out of royal icing.. =)

Here are some cheesecake-cookies. They turned out pretty good too - and they're super easy to make! Topped them with some fresh whipped cream, strawberries and a chocolate heart. =) Delicious!

So this was me just fudging around with some MMF (Marshmallow Fondant) (since regular store bought fondant tastes super gross), and ribbon insertion (which uses real ribbon). Actually, this was just a practice cake for my grandma's birthday cake - I was just trying to get the ribbon insertion and color of the MMF.

And here's my grandma's bday cake. The chinese writing was easier than I expected! :) And I added some edible pearls, around the writing, and some roses, and some royal icing decorations on the top. The green candle kinda makes it look like the top of the cake is sprouting something.. but it's just the candle. haha =) The hardest part was probably working in a kitchen I've never worked in before, and lugging all my cake gear to New York. haha =) But it turned out all right! =)

And that's it for now... Actually, there's one more cake I made, but I'm still waiting on the pictures! I'll post that as soon as I get them! Yay! Done for now! =)

Monday, January 15, 2007

Winter Cake for Keith

haha :) Here's Keith's wintery cake i made for his work.

It was the first time for using crimpers which was kinda fun! :)

And I made a lil snow-keith, snow-vivian, and sno-dallas. hahahh :) Wooot :)

Fun fun fun! :) can't wait to make more!!
WoohoooO! :)