Monday, April 15, 2013
You know, like many other bakers and decorators out there, cream cheese frosting has been a bit of a thorn in my foot. I love its taste, but it often turns out too creamy to actually hold piping. So over the years I've had good luck and bad, but I think I finially figured out how to get it right almost every time. Rather than adding the cream cheese during the butter phase of traditionaol buttercream, I go ahead and make a normal batch of vanilla (maybe a tad stiffer than normal), then I add diced room temp cream cheese at the end.. not too much, but enough to give it a twang of yumminess. I've done this a few times, and what I get is a nice, spreadable frosting that holds piping just great! Yay! Try it, it works!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The chocolate cake speaks for itself, but the baby shower cupcakes deserve a line or six about the decoration. I've seen lots of cakes with mini-bunting decorations all over Pinterest. Most are made from paper or fabric resembling shabby chic or indy or whatever.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Monday, November 26, 2012
Cake: chocolate fudge. Filling: Oreo cream
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Well, another kooky cake weekend here. This week's line-up is quite fun! We have a scuba or, probably more accurately, a snorkel cake followed by ninja star cupcakes! Don't these just look like fun!
I got the cake idea from some google surfing. Same ole butter cream and marshmallow fondant. And the cupcakes are for a ninja party- topped with with some white/vanilla/gray chocolate ninja stars.
Monday, October 22, 2012
So I went ahead and baked two 8" rounds, a 4" round, and two cupcakes to make the mama cat. I sliced the cupcakes in half and used them as the kitty's cheeks and cut two triangles out of the 4" round for her ears. I filled and frosted the main cake then placed the cupcake cheeks on top. Then, using lollipop sticks I secured the ears. I used star tip 16 and iced the cheeks with white stars. Then using the grass tip, I frosted the rest of her face and ears. Boy was that fun! I need to find more excuses to use that grass tip... Her inner ears, nose, tongue and eyes were made from melted chocolate. Whiskers were royal icing.
Anyway, I'm really happy with the outcome! Now I want to make cat cakes for everyone!! :)