Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I recently got a really neat cupcake book with tons of great decorating ideas (thanks Cindy)! My mother-in-law loves to garden, so for a birthday treat I decided to try out one of the new designs I found. I've decided I really enjoy decorating cupcakes, there are so many things you can do beyond "the standard cupcake". There are some creations where you can't even tell that it is a cupcake!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
So I started decorating a little early! I decorated this cake at the end of a 4 session fondant class. The cake was covered in a thin layer of buttercream frosting, and topped with rolled fondant. I REALLY enjoy working with fondant because it's fun to add all sorts of embellishments that may not be possible by using buttercream alone. The trees have a texture added by using a texture mat, and then they were cut out from colored fondant with a Christmas tree cutter. The green color on the top of the cake comes from a spray can of edible coloring, it was super neat to use! I'm already planning all sorts of things to do with the fun tools and techniques I have learned about!
Since it was my birthday, and I had received the most gracious gift of a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter, I decided to put it to good use! I am in LOVE with all things Disney, so the best thing to do was to make a Mickey Mouse birthday cake. I used plain white buttercream to coat the cake, and then cut out Mickey shaped fondant pieces to apply to the cake. I think the result was Mickey-licious!
Due to the fact that it was baseball season, and the object of my family's obsession, the New York Yankees, were in first place, I decided to decorate my first cake in honor of the Bronx Bombers. I pinstriped the side and made the team logo atop a field of freshly piped green grass.