Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Harry Potter Cupcakes

The Hedwig cake was for our family party. But I also had a friend party a few days later. I wanted simple cupcakes for that.I just swirled butter cream on top of fun-fetti cupcakes. I sprinkled them with yellow cake sparkles. Then with yellow candy melts and melted those and drew out lightning bolts. Then while they were still wet, I sprinkled gold Wilton shimmer dust on to get them to sparkle. Once they were dried I put them on the cupcakes. Very simple and easy!

A Harry Potter Hedwig Birthday Cake

My oldest son wanted a Harry Potter cake. We decided to do Hedwig, Harry's pet owl. After a lot of internet searches we came up with this:

I used three different cake pans. The base of the cake is an 8 inch round cake. Then the body was baked in my Pampered Chef batter bowl - which is comparable to the Wilton Wonder Mold pan (the one to make barbie cakes). Then the head was baked in an oval pan I got from the 2 Wilton class, in my class kit. I just used a knife to make it kind of bean shaped. I stacked the cakes together, with frosting in the middle and put a dowel down the center. Then I crumb coated it with butter cream. I then used almonds for the face and belly. Cashews for the beak and claws. Peach o's where the eyes with recees pieces in the middle. The ears were white chocolate fudge oreos, cut in half. For the rest of the feathers, I used the Wilton leaf tip (which I do not use to actually make leafs) and piped long feathers layered around the body. End result: a very happy 6 year old!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cars Cake and Smash Cake

I got a chance to do another Cars cake last month. I wanted it a little different than the one I already did, but keep it similar since they loved the original. I also got to make a smash cake as it was for a 1 year old. As usual it was chocolate with butter cream.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black Forest Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese and cherry filling with cream topping and sliced almonds!

German Chocolate Cake

Triple layer German Chocolate Cake. Yum!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Little Mermaid Birthday Cake

This cake was so much fun to make. I want to do another one! Chocolate must be the summer flavor of choice. It's all in butter cream, except the shells and sand. The shells are molded chocolates I made, and the sand is actually brown sugar! Yum. Lots of sugar!

Pixar Cars Cake

My son changed his mind all month on what type of birthday cake he wanted. About a week before we settled on a Cars cake from the Pixar movie. This was a fun cake to make. It's all chocolate with butter cream frosting, candy, and real cars from the toy section at Target.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rose Cake

Once again, I have a new favorite cake. This is the Rose cake from I am Baker blog. I would love to do it as a wedding cake - I think it would be so pretty.
This is a white cake with a lemon custard filling covered in butter cream!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Cake

This is a Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake. It was amazing. The cakes was devils food cake, with chocolate mouse filling and a ganache topping covered in toffee bits.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

This is a chocolate fudge cake with strawberry cream filling. It is covered in MM fondant with gum paste stripes and mickey mouses. Also the whimsical gum ball boarder made it the hit of the night with all the kids!

Cream Soda Cupcakes

These are cream soda cupcakes with brown butter frosting and toffee bits. I should have got into the cupcake groove much earlier. These things are so tasty and fun to make!

Toy Story alien cupcakes

These were ordered for a Toy Story Birthday Party. I found the instructions from the Family Fun Magazine website. Funfetti cupcakes with butter cream frosting, mentos eyes and green sour straws and sour easter jelly beans worked into the ears and antennae.

Pineapple Cream Cupcakes

So after visiting the many popular gourmet cupcake shops I have decided to give cupcakes a try. so here are the A-mazing pineapple cupcakes topped with pineapple cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Cake

This has to be one of my favorites so far. It was chocolate cake covered in lots of lots of butter cream frosting. I found a picture on the Internet and turned it into a cake with my own twist of doing individual scales to make it more dragon like. Wings and flames are fruit roll ups. Eyes are marshmallows. Nostrils are chocolate chips. Claws are lemon fruit slices. So fun to make.

Baby Girls 1st Birthday Butterfly and smash cake

This is a Golden Vanilla cake with raspberry filling. Covered in MM fondant and gum paste blossoms and butterflies. Also a pearl strand border.

The Smash cake is a single layer vanilla cake covered in butter cream frosting with gum paste butterfly and pink sparkle gel writing and accents.