Creepy Crawly Carnival

Monday, November 1, 2010 by admin

These cupcakes were created for the CV Starr Center's Creepy Crawly Carnival.

After researching for inspiration, these are the designs I came up with. I chose 5 designs and made 10 cupcakes of each creating a total of 50 cupcakes. Once I got to the event, I realized that I should have created much more. Unfortunately I am only one person so I am not even sure that would have been possible. (more...)


Finding Nemo

Sunday, September 19, 2010 by admin

This year for my son Evan's 3rd birthday we decided on a "Finding Nemo" theme. We had a joint birthday party for him and his cousin Susie who was also turning 3.

This cake was quite an accomplishment! This time around I did EVERYTHING from scratch! I baked my first yellow cake from scratch. I would like to add that I found bake much better for decorating. The cakes came out nice and even without any extra effort on my part! I also created my own decorating frosting. I made a lovely white vanilla frosting. I found this frosting a bit harder to work with as it is not as silky as it's store bought counterpart. On the plus side the frosting was extremely fluffy and delicious! The cakes themselves were much less sweet than store bought cake but created a nice harmonious balance with the super sweet frosting once decorated.

All decorative accents were created with my own handmade marshmallow fondant. I even created the "Nemo" fish on top (and on the cupcakes) by hand and piped the eyes and stripes. I created two small fish for two of the cupcakes for the guests of honor. I also added brown sugar to create a sandy feel to the bottom of the cake and as a spot for nemo to sit. All in all I have to say that this is quite possibly my best cake thus far.


iCarly Birthday Party

Friday, September 17, 2010 by admin

Ashley Rose had an iCarly birthday party this year!!

I knew I was going to have quite a crowd on my hands so I decided on 2 dozed cupcakes in addition the the cake.

I covered the cake with my handmade marshmallow fondant. I also used the fondant to create the logo background & decorative flowers. Everything else was hand piped in buttercream frosting. All cupcakes were hand piped. Each color had a different tip to add texture to the simple floral design.


Ashley Rose’s 7th Birthday

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by admin

Today my daughter Ashley turns 7!

I made these cupcakes for her classroom celebration. I am extremely pleased with how they turned out considering the fact that I made them at 12:30 am!

I hand piped all decorations on these cupcakes. I also added a bit of pink sprinkles to the pedals of each flower to add a little something to them. I hope you all enjoy!


Baby Bug Cupcakes

Thursday, July 1, 2010 by admin

I made these cupcakes for the 1st birthday of my nephew Emerson.

My sister in law said that because of his nickname "bug" she wanted some little bug cupcakes. I hand piped the green buttercream frosting as the "grass" on the cupcakes in which the little bugs are standing.

This project was very much a last minute creation. I had only known the day before the party. Fortunately, this gave me the opportunity to create my own fondant from scratch since there is no store to purchase cake decorating supplies in Fort Bragg. I was happy with how they turned out.

Of course, I did learn some from this project. The recipe I used was a little bit soft for my taste. It also gave me the opportunity to do some more research and find exactly how I would like to make my own fondant. Everything on these cupcakes were hand created.


Pixie Fairy Cupcakes

Thursday, July 1, 2010 by admin

This year for Cadie's birthday she asked for a Tinkerbelle birthday party.

I knew right away what I thought would be cute. Cupcakes with little green pixie wings on them. This was my first time using any kind of gum paste or fondant. I got the store bought gum paste from the Wilton cake collection.

I colored it a beautiful green, cut out the shapes and hand piped green decoration on them. I then sprinkled edible purple glitter on them. I was pleased at how beautiful they turned out!