Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cakespy Cuppie

I love cakespy!!! I currently own 3 original paintings and can't wait to buy more. One of my pieces sits on my nightstand, another is on my desk at work and the other is on my fridge. I spent a large amount of my day looking at this little cutie. So there was only a matter of time before I recreated him in edible form.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pinkalicious Cupcake

After reading the book Pinkalicious to my son for the 9000th time , I decided to make the cupcake from the story. The colors are a bit off because I just used the supplies I had on hand.
The liner is made of candy here are are the directions. I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan for this cake. I recommend baking your two halves seperately because they have vastly different baking times and your top swirl would be way overdone before you base. Once cooled I trim the sides on my cake to get it to fit in the candy shell. The top the cake it covered in buttercrem then rolled fondant. I added a few fondant "sprinkles" and a cherry and voila ,Pinkalicious Cupcake!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Candy Liner for Giant Cupcake

I recently had lots of request for directions on creating the liner for my Giant Cupcake. It's a really simple. I got the idea from the Wilton 2008 Yearbook.

Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan
Candy Melts (any brand)
Rubber Spatula

1. Melt the candy per instructions on package.
2. Pour half of melted candy into pan.
3. Tilt pan and use rubber spatula to spread candy around until all sides are evenly coated.
Gently tap pan against your work surface to remove any air bubbles. Refrigerate until firm.
4. Apply second coat and refrigerate until completely firm. (I usually wait 20-25 minutes)
5. Unmold
6. Fill candy shell with a cake base. If you chose to bake your base using this pan you'll have to
trim the sides in order for it to fit inside the shell. I always use two 4" round cakes for my
7. Decorate!! Pictured above are 3 of my finished designs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Better Late Than Never

I was supposed to start this blog in January but due to certain circumstances I was unable to. It's basically about my adventures in custom confections. The posts below are all cakes or cupcakes I created this year.

Johari's Mall Madness

This cake and cupcakes were created for a scavenger hunt party at the mall. Johari's mom is the owner of Kee 2 Creativity and creative mastermind behind this and many other incredible parties. She's a brilliant graphic and invitation designer and a super mom!!

Pink and Chocolate Giant Cupcake

My favorite colors are pink and chocolate brown so they were a must for my birthday cake. I created this cake using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan. I made a chocolate liner to coordinate with the brown liners on my mini cupcakes. The cake and cupcake were topped with buttercream and fondant "sprinkles".

8 is Great!!

8 is great was the theme of the party. I created fondant and gumpaste #8 toppers. The jumbo cupcake is double chocolate with vanilla buttercream. The others are yellow cupcakes with buttercream.

Taekwondo Cake and Cupcakes

Created for a 15 year old's birthday who recently earned his black belt. Each of the colored belts on the cupcakes represent a belt he received after promotion tests on the getting his black belt. The cake and cupcakes are White Creme. The cake has a strawberry filling.

Partysaurus Cake

This was created for my son Christian's 4th birthday. The cake was heavily inspired by a Debbie Brown design. My version features mini cupakes with fondant toppers.

1st Birthday Princess Smash Cake

This cake was created for Mackenzie. The venue for the party provided her with a cake from a local bakery but her mom still wanted a cake by me. I kept the design simple. It features a gumpaste crown and bow.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Created for a school bake sale. Triple Chocolate cupcakes with Milk Chocolate frosting and White Creme cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting. Each one is topped with a fondant shamrock.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Breakfast At Tiffany's Samples

These mini cake samples were created for an upcoming graduation party in April. One is a black dress with gumpaste pearls. The other is a Tiffany style gift box.

Pink and Chocolate Polka Dot Cake

This cake was created for my co worker Diane. It is white creme cake with a fresh strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream. All accents are fondant.