Sunday, June 28, 2009

Luau Cupcake Tower

My friend's daughter Shana had a luau to celebrate her 21st birthday and I was honored to make this cupcake tower for her. I created chocolate and white cupcakes with flip flop,flower and umbrella(non edible) toppers.

The giant cupcake topper was made using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan, which I totally love. I did my signature chocolate liner. Not a good swirl day for me but I think it came out pretty darn cute.

Sweet Treats Challenge

The Flickr group Sweet Treats held a challenge for cupcakes and cookies with the theme of toys and circus. Needless to say I was very excited about this. I decided to go with my favorite toy as a child .... My Easy Bake Oven!!! The funny thing is I got to bake a lot as as a child with my Gram but it was just something about having my own little oven. I remember how those little mixes were gone in the first day. I would go to the kitchen and sneak ingredients to make up my own recipes. After much trial and error I finally created some that were edible. Anywho is my EBO cupcake. (I also did and Etch A Sketch one as well).

For the cookie challenge the theme was Circus. I wanted to do something that might not be as common as i.e. a clown , so I went with the Human Cannonball. My 4 year old son Christian says it looks like a man in a fish shaped sleeping bag!! Well I guess the members of Sweet Treats thought otherwise because my cookie took 1st place in the intermediate division!!

Please check out all of the other amazing entries:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

I know by now you've seen this cake done a million times which is why I dreaded making it but you have to give the people what they ask for!