17 July 2009

Garden Party Hat Cake

So, I made this cake despite the 90 degree weather here, which almost sabotaged my frosting efforts, but I think I did pretty well considering the conditions.

It's floating! Haha, there's some accidental photo trickery for you.

Here's a close up on the white chocolate flowers.

Note to self: satin ribbon soaks up melting frosting...oops.

07 July 2009

Fairy Cakes

These are my first attempt at making my take on faiery cakes. I'd like to figure out a better, more opaque royal frosting recipe to use. Dripping the frosting is fun but rather messy.

These photos don't give the star glitter I used much justice but it's very pretty.

Snickerdoodle cupcakes! The first recipe made from the new Martha Stewart cupcake cookbook I got for my birthday. I made them on the 4th of July so I decided to use blue food coloring to color half the batter and swirled them together.

Post baking, I dusted them with powdered sugar.
Turned out quite tasty and sent them home with my roommate for his family.
These are chocolate cupcakes with caramel buttercream frosting and chocolate curls I made at work. mmm...!

03 July 2009

Dino Cake

Here is a birthday cake I made for a friend of mine for her 22nd birthday. We took a class on dinosaurs last quarter so I took it as my opportunity to make a first attempt at a dino cake.

Here are some simple cupcakes that came about after class one afternoon at work last quarter.