Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Baskets

 Here are some fun little easter Basket cucpakes.  Inside cupcakes are strawberry banana flavored cake

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bunny Fun

 With some Strawberry Banana cupcakes my daughter helped me make these adorable bunnies. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1st day of spring

 So over the next few days we will bring you some other great spring and Easter themed cakes I've done...but for now we get the other most common element of spring...bugs! 

Never tired of Batman

 You would think my kid would get tired of the same theme.  I really thought by the age of 15 he would be ready to move on.  But no, we did another batman cake this year.  Top is the carved batman cake we whipped out in a few minutes to make him happy and go with the new logo.  Below are all the other batman cakes I've made him over the years. 

I guess I should be glad this one was not the same pan the first 3 were. By the way, is he not the cutest superhero blwing out his candles there?  Love that boy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Don't forget St Patricks Day on Sunday

What fun traditions do you have with each holiday?  I love to have a lot of fun with many holidays.  One of my favorite thing to do is to eat green meals with green treats.  And who could avoid a cute green cake?  To make it green inside make it a Jello Poke cake.  So fun and tasty lime cake that we all enjoy.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Basket weave wedding cakes

 Here's a couple wedding cakes from several years ago.  These both feature the basket weave technique.  It's fun to look  back through all the cakes I've done over the years and follow the trends.

Cupcakes for the Teachers

 The PTO at a local school does a lunch/dinner for teachers the day of Parent Teacher Conferences.  I did the cupcakes for the treats for the teachers. 
 We did some mini and some full size.  Flavors were white chocolate, triple chocolate, cherry chip, and dreamsicle.  They were all frosted with butter cream frosting.  Toppers were made from chocolate and fondant.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter is coming....

 Easter is quickly approaching have you ordered your cakes and cake pops for the weekend?  Also taking St Patricks day orders for the next couple of days.

Oz The Great and Powerful

 I have to admit I didn't love the way these cake pops and cake turned out.  But, the 11 year old was in love and that's what counts.  First the cake, since the theme of the party was Oz the Great and Powerful she went with the hot air balloons.  We found a cake idea to use a balloon as the hot air balloon on top of the cake and like it.  I had all sorts of plans for the cake under the balloon.  I was going to do a big emerald city thing. But the cute 11 year old that I love kept simplifying the cake.  In the end she simplified all the fun things I was going to do right off the cake.  But, she loved it so it counts. 
 As for the cake pops, I'm not sure what was wrong with the chocolate I bought but it would not melt and be that nice thin coat that you like.  So they are very thick coatings of chocolate on the cake pops.  That made the transition from colors not as smooth as I wanted and then the decor I planned on piping with chocolate imposible to do the way I wanted.  But this is what happens when it's your own kid.  If it was someone else I would have scrapped all this and started over...but she is stuck with "okay" and luckily she is easier to please than me and is happy with "okay.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wild about you cupcakes

 We made these cute little monsters for those we were "wild about"  Some are chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting. 

 Some are mini chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Friday, March 8, 2013

Birthday cake treat

What do you make for a cake for a woman who loves chocolate?  A triple chocolate 2 layer birthday present cake. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mini cupcakes of love

We made some fun mini cupcakes for a great treat.  Simple easy, tasty triple chocolate.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wedding cake to cry over

 After hours of working on this wedding cake, it was all done and pretty.  I left to pick kids up from school and came home to this!  I wanted to cry!  Luckily I had the cake done the night before the wedding so I had time to stay up and redo it with different frosting and smaller ruffles. 
 In the end it turned out beautifully again...and held up the second time.  But man was my hand sore!
 This is my cute daughter helping at the wedding with some of the other desserts.

 And they cut the cake.  Tasty!  Loved and enjoyed by many  Thanks for letting me be a part of such a wonderful day!

Brides and Grooms cakes

 So this post is about Brides cakes and grooms cakes.  Both cakes shown here are from years ago and long before I could take decent pictures of my cakes.  But it's fun to talk a little about the tradition of brides cakes and grooms cakes. This is the fun way it was taught to my daughter and she loved to share this with me. So I will share it with you in the way she learned it.   Long, long ago, weddings served rich wonderful cakes and desserts at a wedding.  A rum cake, a chocolate cake etc.  Then pulled sugars and delicate cakes became the rage for those who had the money to affod them.  Only the elite could have a fancy delicate cake.  But people found they didn't taste as good as the old cakes that they had.  So the tradition began that the brides family did a beautiful delicate cake that all could see and be impressed with.  But the grooms family provided a second cake that was rich and decadent and all wanted to eat.  Today, not as many continue the tradition of the grooms cakes.  Part of this I believe is that we can do so much more with the "delicate pretty cake" and have it taste good inside.  But here is an example from years ago of a wedding that I did that did have a brides cake and a grooms cake.  The top one had flowers added by a florist later.  The bottom one the leis were not put on quite straight leaving the cake looking crooked from this angle.  But before digital cameras if you weren't an amazing photographer you didn't know this until a few weeks later when you got your prints developed as happened here.