Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the holiday! My husband wanted to bring something to the people he works with tomorrow. Cupcakes are always an easy way to feed many people cake without having to bring a knife.

I decided on two different holiday creations, Holly and


Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess

My daughter is turning 5 and asked for princess cupcakes. These are chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The skirts are the cupcakes and the bodies are made of frosting. The brown frosting was made by adding cocoa creating chocolate frosting. My daughter will love them because she usually just eats the frosting off the cake.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

In honor of thanksgiving I made a cookie and put a cornucopia on it. I hope your thanksgiving is full of the bounty and family.

Friday, November 6, 2009

And the winner is

Well, I wasn't the winner, but it looks like I did well in the final judging from the placement of my cake picture in the runners up. I was up against some great cakes and the one that did win looks like she made the cake for the contest. Thank you to all of you who helped get me into the finals. Check out the winning entries and the runners up HERE.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Now we wait

Thanks to everyone who voted for my cake, I'm in the top ten most popular cakes. We're just waiting for the judges to decide on the ultimate winner. We will find out who won on November 5th.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cake Contest!

I entered my coupon cake into a contest at the Star Tribune website and would appreciate your votes to help me win $200 towards new kitchen stuff. Click this link to go directly to my cake on their website. You need to sign up to vote, but they don't email you without your permission and will not call you. You can vote once an hour, so vote as often as you can. Thanks for all your support!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Go Vikings!

This is a recreation of the Viking's field in cake. It isn't to scale exactly, but really it's cake and it's yummy. This particular cake measures 8x16.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Turkey is not just a main dish.

I got a new pan and wanted to try it out. I also made a cream cheese frosting to use on it. Cream cheese frosting is very soft and doesn't work well for things you need firm frosting for such as roses. I am still working on the cream cheese frosting and haven't perfected it.

Turkeys are great for Thanksgiving, but why should you just have a turkey as the main dish? A turkey cake is great for dessert after the main meal. This turkey happens to be made out of spice cake.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Coupon Cake

I made a cake for my friend and she asked for it to be a coupon cake. She also loves the chocolate frosting I make.
This is what I came up with.
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rope Borders

This is a simple anniversary cake. It has a rope border at the botttom, dots on the side and a shell border at the top. The person who wanted this one has flowers to put on top of it.

I am especially proud of how smooth I managed to get the top of this cake.

It was time to recreate the basket cake that I had to do during a class when I first took the cake decorating classes. This one has rosebuds and primroses on it done in royal icing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

For those of you that didn't think I'd be making 150 cupcakes for the picnic, here's proof that I make tons of cupcakes at a time.

I even did them in the colors for the occasion. It turned out to be 160 for the picnic and 22 for the family.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Anniversary Cake

Aah anniversary cakes. They look like Wedding cakes only smaller. They also look similar to the originals. This one has burgundy roses and white roses.

It also has a basketweave texture on the side. It is only a six inch cake.

This one is a tiered cake. Because it is all white, it needs to have texture to break up the monotone color. This is also a 6 inch cake with the top tier being 2 cupcakes on top.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Flower Cupcakes

Today I made cupcakes. Cupcakes don't have to be boring. These ones I made as flowers. Pink

And Blue.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mickey Mouse

A single size Mickey Mouse head done with a star tip.

A birthday cake with color flow characters and balloons.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Birthday Cakes

My son's 3rd birthday cake.

Here is Tigger carrying some presents for my little one.

This is a 3-d Thomas the Train I made for my daughter's second birthday. The front of the train is a 6 inch round cake on top of a rectangle bottom layer.

This is the 3-d car cake pan. I made it to look like a police car for a friend's daughter who works on the force.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Class Cakes

This is one of the cakes I had to do for the Wilton class I took. It was practice for doing the frosting rose.

Here is a shamrock cake to practice the star fill-in that is used frequently on character cakes.

This cake combines several techniques. It has a basketweave on the sides, royal icing flowers, and color flow butterflies. Royal icing allows for make ahead flowers and the color flow allows for more 3-d effects.

This is the fondant present cake. It is first frosted with buttercream frosting, then covered with a layer of fondant, and finally decorated with fondant embellishments.