Saturday, February 26, 2011

White cupcakes

Jessica and I made these for her daughter's 4th birthday. She wanted an all white party. I think it turned out so cute. Jessica found all the fun decorations in the wedding isles of different stores. I think this would be a fun 8th birthday too!

I had so much fun decorating these. For the heart toppers we made them out of white chocolate and used gold edible dust to decorate.

Some of the hearts we wrote I's or Ivy on them with the gold dust. I had a great time experimenting with the dust.

What a fun party Jessica! I loved it! Thanks for taking these pictures since I forgot my camera. I'm glad I did because you did a much better job than I would have.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Wyatt!

My 2 year old loves fire trucks and Ethan and I found this on the website and decided this would be a perfect cake for his birthday.

Here is the site if you want to learn how to make it
The only things I did different were adding long black licorice instead of the coiled because they don't sell them here, I also added control buttons (mini Reeses pieces) on the gray part, and eclipse gum for head lights.
*I loved the new trick I learned to make the frosting look more smooth- dip your knife in warm water, shake off excess water and run over the frosting.

I also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup cupcakes (for recipe see Cupcakes Galore post.) I found this fire truck mold at my new favorite cake supply store (Louise's Cakes and Things) and thought it was perfect to make these be simple but cute. I just melted red candy melts, put it in a ziplock bag with the corner cut then piped it into the molds, let them set up and popped them out. I also made suckers for the kids to take home (I forgot to get a picture of these.)

Happy Birthday my sweet Wyatt!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine cupcakes

I made these mini cupcakes for Wyatt's Valentine's Day playgroup. I needed them to be simple so I just used sprinkles and the left over candy from our Valentines gingerbread houses for toppers. I used a white cake mix and almond flavored buttercream frosting. I think it's easier to frost a cupcake by piping it on then spreading frosting plus it looks cuter. Too bad the clean up takes more time.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Be my Valentine!

Not sure what to do with any left over mini candy canes from Christmas? My creative friend Mar gave me this super cute idea. It was fun having all these colored ones-I picked them up from Target after Christmas.
I made these for Ethan to take to school for his Valentines. They were super easy to do. I laid the candy canes on wax paper with the sucker stick in the center, put melted white chocolate in a zip lock bag with the corner cut, piped the chocolate in the center of the heart, smoothed it out, then added sprinkles and sugar icing decorations. If your chocolate is too thick just add a small amount of Crisco to help thin it out.

Once they were dry I put them in a little cellophane bag with a ribbon tied around it. I love this idea. I will be sure to pick up more candy canes next year. Thanks Mar! I love this holiday!
Happy Valentines Day!