Tuesday, May 31, 2011

bandanna bow

not bad-----big pain though.....this bow goes on top of a wedding shower cake. Made out of gum paste and painted with edible paint mixed with vodka. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

new aprons! Love them- Cindy Strait did them.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

treats for Twyla

I made too much chocolate icing!  I guess I'll have to make another chocolate cake this week.  Who will I give it to?????

Monday, May 23, 2011

red velvet with cream cheese icing birthday cake

Found a great new recipe for crusting cream cheese icing. So good and smooths out nicely.  Now I just have to transport all the cupcakes and this to school without dropping anything. A tall order.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

chocolate mint

these taste sooo much better the next day after the flavors blend. Very Grinch looking.

two more down- 2 more to go.

believe it or not, sugar junkie that I am, I am soooo over chocolate.  At least for today.............

dropped it-argh.

Just call me Super-klutz.  Dropped the batch of cupcakes on the way out to put them in the fridge.  Thank goodness the carrier top held. Scraped the tops off and re-frosted.  6 damaged beyond repair.

My, oh my, what shalI do with them??
Sigh-----Send them home with Bear (my boy).  I have Cozumel and a bikini staring me in the face. Above is my classic carrot cupcakes.

can you say yum?

so both carrot cupcake recipes are really good but when you add the cream cheese icing.....well, wow.  I really like both but I'll let my fellow teachers put the vote on it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

and Mondays final lineup is!!!!

In the cupcake line-up for Monday:

chocolate with buttercream and Heath bits sprinkled on top
chocolate mint with buttercream icing
carrot with cream cheese icing- Trina' recipe (my icing recipe)
carrot (Allrecipe.com's recipe)

AND a birthday cake for the May, June and July birthdays at work (probably white cake).
I want to try my hand at the hand painted "embroidery" look on the cake.  We'll see if I can get these all made......5 more days at work.  I have my classroom all packed up.  I can do it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

carrot cake test-

Two carrot cake recipes.  One from Allrecipes.com (5 stars-like 5000 reviews) and 1 from Trina (ex mother-in-law and AWESOME cook).
I am making them both this weekend and taking them to school for taste testing.....which one will win out?  I am thinking Trina's.......next up-Italian cream.  Any recipes out there for that?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

finally got a picture!

So- lesson learned, don't forget my camera when I go on delivery.  I had to hijack this picture off of the bride's sister's Facebook pictures.  Good picture though.....Btw, this was the cake that went 4-wheeling though the woods.

Monday, May 9, 2011

yet another German Chocolate cake....

One more to deliver tomorrow.  Got the frosting done for the A&M cake.  Thank goodness for my husband who not only delivers cakes (4-wheels through the woods with a 4 tier cake with no damage), but also colors fondant for me when I am in a big rush or just can't manage, makes really cool cake armatures, puts up with my stressing and even will watch multiple cake shows with me (all the time saying "we can do better than that")!  He is a God send. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

tried a new recipe-will they eat it????

My lovely daughter whipped up a batch of crusting cream cheese icing for a taste test.  It was Fantastic!  Taking the rest to school....do you think they will eat it??   Heck Yeah!  I am lucky that I have a big circle of Guinea Pigs at my beck and call. And I mean that in a very nice way. lol

Monday, May 2, 2011

small cake show and 1 really creepy cake....

can you find the creepy cake?  I am not a fan of fondant even though it is a fabulous medium to work with (just tastes bad imo). Didn't see any buttercream cakes there.  BUT- got lots of great cake supplies got to hang out with Miss Carla and managed to get to Cake Carousel and get a gallon each of clear vanilla extract and almond extract.  So the trip was overall good.  Can't wait until the Austin cake show in February to enter a cake!!!!! A buttercream cake.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

baby shower cake for twins!

So the 13 inch cake rounds were a no go.  After the disaster and the re-bake I decided to do a two tier instead.  So- at 6:30 this morning I started all over again baking.  Got it done by 12:30 thanks to the big help from Ashley and Lindsey with the fondant decorations.