Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pretty Birthday Butterfly

I Had my first actual Birthday cake to bake the other day, it was for my niece, she is turning 3 on saturday. I was a bit stressed as to how it would turn out but sure enough it looked just fine when it was finished. So here goes... first i baked to 23cm square madeira cakes it was approximately 4cm high then i put it in the freezer for a couple of hours. When i was sure i would be able to cut it nicely i took it out and placed butterfly template over it secured it with pins and cut it out. I then put some apricot jam all over the cake so that the fondant i was going to work with next would stick. I tinted fondant pink, purple and yellow and began rolling, when i was sure it was big enough to go over the cake i placed it over. Then i did the other wing and finally the body. At first i thought it would be quite tricky, but i did the two wings first on the cake board and then i did the yellow body part seperately and then with a spatula i slid it in between the two wings. It worked just fine... Finally i decorated it with some more fondant and made a border with royal icing as well as the antenae... Oh and i also cut the name out of fondant with letter stencils.

Thanx for browsing and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Testing Testing 1...2...Cars!!

a Friend told me the other day that her twin grandson's just adores The Cars movie especially Lightning Mcqueen and that she wanted to make them each a L M cake for their birthday. I said that i would be glad to help so yesterday i went over to her house to see if i could get a cake to at least resemble a Lightning Mcqueen. She baked the cake and i cut and decorated it with rolled fondant/plastic icing.

Seeing as this was only a practice round i didn't add all the detail it still needs lights, a tail fin, and all the things around the car oh and better wheels... The real birthday cakes will be made at the end of april and i am also going to help with those so i will post a step by step when the time comes...
Enjoy your day~~~

Chocolate gift box for grandma...

Ons Sunday we went to my Grandmother, she had her birthday in the week and i wanted to bring her a cake seeing as i am able to bake one these days...I saw this chocolate gift box with cake balls on a few blogs and in different cake decorating books so i decided that was what i would bring her. It came out ok... it was quite difficult to get the border around without it sticking to the itsself, but it tasted very gooood!!!

The Chocolate was cracking a bit dont know why, maybe it was the brand of chocolate i used...
Enjoy your day!!!~~~

Pink Candyfloss Cupcakes

I decided i would like to make some cupcakes, and decorate them with candyfloss!! Now, i made it, but the candyfloss "melted" away on the cupcakes but luckily i could take some photos before it was all gone...

Enjoy your day...~~~

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meet Lill Suzy!!

Meet lill Suzy, she just loves baking... And from now on watch out for her she will be popping up from time to time!!

Oh, and almost done with the cupcakes... got held back because of this silly flue but i had to introduce you to Lill Suzy first... Have a nice day ♥♥♥♥

Friday, March 6, 2009

And yet another fondant cake

I gave the Fondant decorating another shot, this time with a lace/doilie effect! Must say it was tons of fun making it, i only used a flower cookie cutter and piping tips to cut out the designs in the white fondant. I will post some more photos of the cake on the weekend and stay tuned for my cupcakes i have a sweet as sugar idea!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A new spin on the “cupcake” – the 5 min MUG-cake

I recieved this email a year or so ago, from my Sister-in-law, i tried it almost immediately after reading it. And honest to goodness it worked, now every time i’m in the mood for chocolate cake i just whip this together pop in the microwave for 3 minutes and all done, its really delish with or without frosting. Today on the other hand i thought i would try and do this little “cake-in-a-mug” some justice and frost it, also practicing this technique i stumbled upon while reading lots and lots of baking blogs, the Basket weave technique. Only i think it is actually easier doing the basketweave when the cake is a bit bigger but hey practice makes perfect and this was my first basket-weave-frosted-cake-in-a-mug. Try saying that five times fast.

If you also want a quick fix chocolate cake, here's what to do:

Get a table spoon and a mug

and add

4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Table
spoons oil
2ml vanilla essence (optional)

mix the ingredients well in the mug

Pop it in the microwave for 3 minutes on high (1000watt)

take it out - carefull its hot!

take a knife and loosen the sides, now just pop it out on a plate
You can have it just like this or pour some chocolate ganache over it!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hello Kitty & SpongeBOB

In the beginning of the week i saw these cute as a button hello kitty cake pops on a blog named bakerella ( so i just had to make them for myself and that is exactly what i did. But while i was thinking of making them it occured to me that this could possibly be done for another lovable character, yes spongebob!!! What can i say, i tried it was tons of fun and it tastes even better!!!

Want to try them for yourself, you could always visit the Bakerella blog she gives a nice step by step guide to make the hello kitty pops as for the spongebob it will try my best to be as infomative, here goes:

I used 3 packets of vanilla oreos

1 227g of cream cheese

crush the oreos and mix with the cream cheese, make balls and press out squares using a cookie cutter. Use the eeny meeny miny mo's for the nose and also insert a stick.

Next let it cool in the fridge for about an hour

melt the chocolate in a cup so that there is enough room to dunk,add yellow food colouring dunk and shake off excess. Return them to the fridge. Cut out the eyes and teeth from white and blue fondant and "glue" using melted chocolate, draw in the rest with the edible ink food writer and there you go...

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