Friday, July 20, 2012

80s themed cupcakes

These were so much fun to make!! They are going to be given away tonight's game night  (Tomato Jake's at Southpoint @9pm) and were made to promote the 80s prom coming up. 
Buttermilk cupcakes with vanilla/almond icing 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ruffle flowers cake

 I am far from girly, the only pink you will find in my closet is the pink in my Dr. Seuss's converses. But, I love DIY projects and anything crafty! I am also a huge fan of black and grey. For this project I decided to play around with the idea of fabric flowers. I love the colors! I am thinking I may do a tiered version of this and add more yellow :) 

The cake is actually a styrofoam dummy, so I made cupcakes too:

I am a huge fan of chocolate, caramel and pecans. So, that's what I played around with for these cupcakes and mini cupcakes. They are a deep chocolate cupcake with pecans mixed in through out and pieces of caramel. Pretty yummy! Very brownie like :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Marvel superhero cupcakes :)

The original plan was to do a 3 tier cake, unfortunately, we all got sick this past week and didn't have the time/energy to do a big cake. Friday night I was felling a little better so I decided to adjust the design into cupcakes (with the birthday boy's help). Justin decided you cannot mix DC and Marvel characters, so he picked Wolverine, Spiderman and Ironman. 
                                 Fondant details, Ironman's gold was sprayed with Wilton's gold spray, the blue 
reactor piece was covered in silver/blue pearl dust.
I am hoping next year to get to do the 3 tier super hero cake, or I may wait till his 30th birthday.

Friday, July 6, 2012

21st Air Force Glider cake

 This was a fun challenge! I was asked to make a Glider cake for a 21st birthday celebration. Mike is in the Air Force Academy and flies gliders. This is the original glider he first started with. Mom didn't remember what the number of the glider was, so we decided to go with 21.
The glider was a challenge with the crazy heat and humidity we have had the past couple days, but I am happy with how it turned out.
 I also really like how the mountains came out. You can't tell, but the snow caps have a light dusting of silver pearl dust to add a little shine to them.

Fourth of July Cupcakes

I had seem a few pinwheel cupcakes lately, and decided to try my hand at them. Jack wasn't feeling so good, so we ended up staying at home for the 4th, so I only made a few cupcakes. Buttermilk cupcakes, vanilla/almond butter milk

Ninjago take 2

I was asked to make a dozen marbled cupcakes with Ninjago characters. The colors were left up to me, so I decided to do a mix but stick to four of them. I really like how the yellow helps the fondant characters pop.

Cookie Cake

My brother in law would much rather have a soft chocolate chip cookie than a piece of cake. We decided Sunday night that we would be celebrating his birthday on Monday before we left for our South Dakota/Colorado trip. I had about 10 minutes to decorate it, so I went with some basic butter cream and fondant letters. Soft yummy, 14inch chocolate chip cookie :)