Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This year I decided to join IronCupcake:Earth 2.0. The first challenge of the year is MUSIC . I'm so excited about being a part of IC:E that I just wanted to share the news with everyone.

What is IronCupcake:Earth you ask?

IRON CUPCAKE:Earth, yes a lofty name indeed. It should be, it is a way for bakers from anywhere, all over the world, to take place in the ultimate flavor challenge. Why? To promote world peace, one cupcake at a time. IronCupcake:Earth is in it's second year and is now over 425 bakers strong! To join the fun, visit the JOIN IRON CUPCAKE:EARTH .

This years prizes providers and sponsors are:

The Demy™ by Key Ingredient
Hello, Cupcake by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
Bella Cupcake Couture
Cupcake Stackers by Gourmac
The Cake Mix Doctor Returns! by Anne Byrne

Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekend Cakes

I love when cakes go according to plan. This weekend was free of any sugar battles. Let's hope the rest of the month goes as well.

I had the honor of making this really cute Mickey cake for DaMari who is the nephew of one of my best friends. This design was inspired by on of my flickr friends creativecupcakes.

Sunday October 4 was my oldest son's birthday. Darius has been a huge Toy Story fan since he was 1. He was Buzz Lightyear for Halloween 2 years in a row. He wore the costumes until they literally fell apart. So needless to say he was super excited when he found out the double feature was coming to theaters in 3D the just in time for his 9th birthday. Here is his birthday cake.

Now there was no way I was going to attempt sculpting these characters myself so I purchased a figurine set. The "wood" floor is made of fondant and is totally my favorite part of the cake. It looked totally real. I used the technique from Confetti Cakes For Kids which is one of my favorite design books (I love the work of Elisa Strauss).