Sunday, February 12, 2012

You are the icing on the cake

Happy Valentine's Day!!  My aunt asked me to make a cake/cupcakes for her husband and son this year.  I have always wanted to make a cupcake bouquet and thought this would be the perfect chance to.  It was going to be a small one, hold under 24 cupcakes.  I was thinking all red flowers, maybe with some greenery around.  It didn't go as I planned :)
She wanted marble cupcakes.  I didn't realize I have never made marble cupcakes before.  Turned out great.
I found a styrofoam ball at the store.  They had a small ball that would have only held about 5 cupcakes or the one I got which I thought would hold 15-20.  24 tops.  I started putting the cupcakes on and soon realized I was going to need more, a lot more cupcakes.  It turns out it held 41 cupcakes!!

They ended up getting marble, yellow and chocolate flavors.  I decided to make some flowers white and some red.  I think it turned out fabulous!!  So fabulous and big that it wouldn't fit in the box!!  I had to call my aunt to come pick me up.  Luckily she only lives a block away.  This is the first project that I have made that I couldn't transport all by myself.  I love how it turned out and so did my family.

Hope you all have a great and wonderful Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Three C's: cupcake, cake, & cake pop

I was asked to make a baptism cake and cupcakes for my cousin's baby baptism.  This is the first time I have made both for someone.  It was fun!  I made a yellow cake with chocolate cupcakes.  The cross is white chocolate.  The L blocks are candy melts.

It is Super Bowl Sunday!  I had some leftover cake so I made some cake pops.  We are having people over, so I thought I would try making footballs :)  I used chocolate and buttercream for the laces.  Love how they turned out. 

I have been using my mom's Nikon camera for the last couple weeks.  I just love how it takes a photo!  I may have to invest in a better camera.  It makes everything look so pretty :)
Hope you all have a great day watching football.
Thanks for looking.