Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pink Polka Dots

I am so happy with how this cake turned out! It was so basic and yet so adorable! A simple six inch round cake with almond filling and buttercream icing and polka dots in two shades of pink. Classy and fun! What do you think?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Monster Cupcakes

These are some of my favorite cupcakes to make! They are so fun and can be individualized fairly easy. Plus, who doesn't love some candy with their cupcakes?!
These were for the kids at a party....the adults got some yummy coconut cupcakes with a simple swirl on top and some shredded coconut (no pics of those though...whoops!)
Made with buttercream frosting with pull out stars of various sizes (I think I used tips 18 and 21 and then the grass tip), mini marshmallows for the eyes, M&Ms for the nose, and Hershey's Kissables for the mouth. Cute!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wow Wow Wubbzy Birthday Cake

OK, I'll admit it - my kid is as addicted to the shows on Noggin as the next kid. Those shows have a strange fascination factor to them (ahem, Yo Gabba Gabba). When I was asked to do a Wow Wow Wubbzy cake, I jumped at the opportunity...What a fun idea for a HUGE cake!

This is an 11x18 sheet cake frosted yellow. I freehanded Wubbzy's face. I made sugar cookies (and dyed the dough yellow, of course!) and cut them into the shape of Wubbzy's arms, legs and tail.
Since the cookies didn't fit into the box with the cake...I had to send them separately. This is the only pic I have from the birthday mom of the cake, but you'll get the idea!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rocket Ship

The rocket ship cake was one of the more challenging cakes I made. My visual was so different from the actual result! I also completely misjudged the size of the top rocket shaped cake I carved from a sheet cake. My first attempt was WAY too big to sit on the base sheet cake layer. Oops! Then I had problems getting the frosting to stick to the rocketship after I re-carved it to fit. I think I got it looking mostly okay after several attempts, lol.

The border of the rocket and the rocket "nose" are Hershey's Kissables. The yellow stars I freehanded with buttercream, and the flames at the base of the rocket are just color striped buttercream.

Friday, February 6, 2009

1st Birthday Elmo!

Normally I *hate* making red icing - I can never seem to get it to be red...its always some funky shade of pink. I tried the red icing from Americolor this time instead of Wilton and it is SO much better (although I still needed to use a lot of it). If anyone has tips for making a real, true red icing, please share!

For the sheet cake, I printed a mirror-image of the Elmo picture I wanted to use, and then cut it out and "traced" it into my cake frosting with a toothpick. The stars are just the giant sprinkles from Wilton, and I used nonpareils on the letters although those are kind of hard to see in the picture ;)

I made a six inch Elmo smash cake too - super fun! I just freehanded Elmo's face for this cake. I can only imagine how messy this was for the birthday boy with all that frosting!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tiger Cupcakes

Fun little buttercream tiger cupcakes for a scout birthday party/meeting. I love the grass tip! I think I used tip 5 for the head, tip 3 for the snout, and tip 1 for the accents (eyes, ears, whiskers, etc).