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Monday, January 31, 2011

Hunter Birthday Cake

This cake was for an avid hunter's 7th Birthday. He now has quite a few deer under his belt, so his proud Mom made the perfect choice when selecting his Birthday cake! :) Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream icing - the only must have for the Birthday boy - the deer (and the chocolate!)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine Cupcakes

Yes, I suppose it is a little early for Valentine's Day cupcakes...but, well...they're so cute, does it really matter?! And we're just getting into the spirit of things, you know, so...there! On to the cupcakes! Devils' food cupcakes topped by a swirl of vanilla buttercream icing and a red fondant heart! So pretty and simple! :)

Yellow Mustang Birthday Cake

Sorry for the delay on posting this, but I've had the fun task of dealing with a computer virus...so just now getting around to posting info for a cake that was actually a project for last weekend! This Birthday guy is a huge yellow mustang enthusiast (to put it mildly!), he's a member of the local group, shows his own yellow mustang in area car shows (which is his BABY) so was there any other choice in decorating his 21st Birthday cake? Of course not! The cake was a vanilla buttermilk cake with chocolate buttercream filling, covered in yellow fondant. I used black fondant for the trim around the bottom and to cut out the mustang for the top of the cake. I painted the three strips of fondant under the mustang with silver luster dust to make the mustang stand out a little more. I'm told the Birthday boy was pretty happy and not too thrilled about having to cut his cake to eat it which I took as a compliment! :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Wow...just saying the name of these cupcakes makes me smile! :) While stuck at home with the kids yesterday I decided to pull out one of my new recipes I'd found and try it out - I mean, what better to do on a snow day than to put on a few pounds to help keep warm, right? Forget cookie dough - I'd like to have eaten this cupcake dough for a snack!! Yum!! Brown sugar cupcake with chocolate morsels, "cookie dough" filling, topped by brown sugar buttercream and mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels. They look cute and taste even BETTER! :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Buzz Lightyear Birthday

I've been looking forward to working on this Birthday cake and cupcakes for a while - who doesn't love Toy Story?! Buzz Lightyear cake with matching green alien cupcakes! Bottom tier of cake was vanilla buttermilk cake with vanilla buttercream icing, top tier was chocolate truffle cake with chocolate buttercream icing, all covered in white fondant. All the cutouts, trim and decorations you see are fondant except for the wings toward the back of the cake - those were made using gum paste. Buzz is not a gum paste or fondant figure - picked him up from the local Target! :) Cupcakes were vanilla buttermilk topped by vanilla buttercream icing. I used candy eyes and melted green candy wafers to make their antennae so everything on the cupcakes was edible!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Big Time Rush Birthday

Okay, first off - I have to make a confession. I had never heard of Big Time Rush before receiving the request to make this cake. There. I said it. Please don't yell at me. My kids are just not at that stage yet (thank goodness!) We're still into a combination of Bakugan, Littlest Pet Shop, Legos and Barbie so yeah, not there just yet. So I have now been schooled in the ways of Kendall, James, Carlos and uh...what was the other one's name? :) Anyway, the cake was my chocolate truffle cake (yum!) with vanilla buttercream filling and icing. All the lettering, cutouts and detailing you see were fondant - all the lettering cut with the aid of my cricut. This was a fun cake to do and since I'm sure the Birthday girl knows much more about Big Time Rush than I do - I know she'll appreciate it! :)