Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fondant Cake...Sweet 16

I am not going to lie...when my friend asked if I would make a fondant cake (like the one she saw on my blog) for her daughters Sweet 16, I got nervous! But I am learning FAST that everything will workout with my baked goods!
Here is the YUMMY double layer chocolate cake with my coffee butter cream frosting!
This is where I should have my picture of my perfectly smooth fondant covering, but I think I was so excited that it looked good that I just started working on the stars!
This is the marshmallow fondant covering the cake decorated with stars! FINALLY!!! I actually was able to trim the bottom correctly and it was perfect!!! Sorry, I am excited since my first one had large folds and a jagged bottom edge because I had NO CLUE what I was doing.
I put silver Wilton glitter paint on the white stars to give them a silver look. The stars are really purple, however my camera must think it is funny to make them look more blue!

I was sooo happy when this cake was completed! I loved EVERY minute of making it!

I should also mention that I REALLY did love the minute I was done with it, since it was 4:00am and I had to be up taking cupcakes and throwing a brunch baby shower at 7:30am! Lets just say i was functioning on a caffeine high all day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My new apron

I recieved this from my wonderful second mom Judy! It was for my birthday and she sent it early so I put it up on a shelf and I actually forgot for 2 days. So it extended my birthday a little longer which is always a bonus! It is perfect! I love the fabric, the cut, and the bows!!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't double the buttermilk!!!

I was supposed to be making a double batch of my Seattle cupcakes and I was talking on the phone...big NO NO for me while I bake! I know this, but I was and this is what I got! I figured out that I double doubled the buttermilk! NOT GOOD! They didn't taste horrible, but they were definitely not what they were supposed to be....


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Different kind of cupcakes

I made these for my sister in laws baby shower brunch that a friend and I gave her. I saw a similar idea on a blog using large wash cloths and coffee filters. I literally packed the girls in the car right after I saw these online to head to the store.
Crafting is in my blood and when I see something that I out!
I made these with baby socks, baby mits, and wash cloths. Then I held them together with wire and the cupcake paper wrapped with a ribbon.
SO EASY and yet so cute! We put these randomly on the brunch table.
The decoration on the top is a button that I strung with a short piece of wire and stuck down in a fold of the fabric!
Here they are on the table with some of the YUMMY mini cupcakes perfect for a brunch.

I made coconut, chocolate with coffee, and vanilla bean! YUMMY!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Football fan!!!

My bff's nephew was here in the great NW for his 11th b-day so she asked if i would make some cupcakes for him....of course i will! His mama didn't want fancy so we stuck to some easy, but cool cupcakes!
I believe they enjoyed these after their dinner at The Old Spaghettie Factory! DOUBLE YUM!
Then they had to work off the food so they went to one of those trampoline places that is just completely trampolines! FUN!!!!

Glad everyone enjoyed them!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


What kind of cupcakes do you make for a 4 year old boy that loves morotcycles and is OBSESSED with the color green?
Have a look at what his mamma and I came up with!!! (sorry about the sideways will not go straight)

Race flag was made with mini chocolate and vanilla cupacakes and fondant easy, but so cool!

Motorcycle shirt with his favorite number...darn counter-clock-wise that won't work!
Black chocolate frosting...yummy! This was funny on the teeth of the children!!! hehehe
Dirt race track!


Green motorcycle with #12 of course!!!
How would we not make him a green and black #4!
We had to CUPCAKE the birthday boy! Can you see his broken tooth...he is a wild boy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I did these for one of my favorite little 4 year olds! Her mama is one cool gal so when she asked if I would make her some cupcakes I said "of course"! Believe it or not these were some of the easiest ones I have ever made!
The way my mind works is I can see something and duplicate it, but I am not so good at creating things on my own.
So be impressed with my talent for one more minute then I will tell you what I did! Cause that will make you less impressed.
I was at Michael's (where else would i be?) when I saw a Hello Kitty mint tin and that is what i used as a fondant cutter! I know, I know part lame but, admit it part genious!
I am the queen of "MAKING IT WORK".
Packed up and ready to go!!! more picture with the bingo card I used for colors!