Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cinderelly, Cinderelly

"Cinderelly, Cinderelly, night and day it's Cinderelly!" I had an idea for a cake, and when my sister came up for a visit, the idea changed into something else. We were on Cake Central, "ooooohing" over this picture and decided to try it.

My sister Brenda took charge of making the mice, while I

took charge of baking the cakes, stacking them, coloring the fondant and covering the cakes and doll torso pick.

I *love* how she made the teeth!

Can she be ANY SWEETER?!?

Brenda made the pin cushion while I made the buttons and beads.

I made the bird on the dress. There was a second bird, but it was too big and too heavy to fit.

Isabel loved it.

Here it is. Lumpy, I know. I really don't know what's up with me and the lumpies.  But we like it!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wedding Cookies

How did I forget to post these? These are older than the bikini and Spongebob cookies. Next time I make these, the tuxes will be white with black outlines. Nothing says "yuck" like black teeth and tongues, as well as the acrid taste of black food coloring.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bikini Cookies

Because I can, that's why. Just something funny I made for my sister Vicky. I got the idea from Cake Central.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spongebob Cookies

These were very labor-intensive. Lots of colors to mix and flood. I had to do everything by hand, so they're a bit wobbly. I made these as a surprise for a friend.

I'm not sure, after all the work, that I'd like to make these again. They take so long. But they are cute, no?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Birthday Cakes - Hello Kitty style

Yes, we are on a Hello Kitty kick. First the cookies, then the cupcakes for school and now, the birthday cakes.

I was too busy and too rushed to get pictures as they were being made. I lost a day (long story) to a dress rehearsal Jake had to go to Friday night (the party was Saturday), so my baking schedule got kicked into overdrive.

Here are the final pictures of the two cakes I made for her party. Why two? She wanted carrot cake and I was not sure if everyone invited was a fan of carrot cake, so I made a butter cake as well.

I hadn't put the inscription on the cake yet.

On the left, we have the carrot cake with cream cheese icing. On the right, an almond butter cake, with butter cream icing, covered in homemade marshmallow fondant and gum paste accents.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Birthday Hello Kitty Cupcakes

Happy 6th Birthday to my wonderful angel-muffin.

I decided to make Hello Kitty cupcakes for her class. Her birthday is today, Monday March 1 and she will be in school most of the day. I opted for boxed cake mix because it is quick and easy. I also opted for premade frosting as well, so I could try a new trick I learned off the internet.

I took the icing, tinted it pink, and microwaved it for 5 seconds, took it out stirred it and microwaved it another 5 seconds. This made the premade icing very runny. We took the cupcakes and bobbed them up and down in the icing (see Isabel below.)

We then set them on wax paper to set. Look how pretty they look and how smooth.

We then used royal icing to outline some Hello Kitty head shapes onto the icing. Do not use the thinner "flooding" consistency to fill or flood them in; too runny. We used the same icing we used for the outlines to fill them in.

After they dried, I used some black royal icing to make the eyes and whiskers. The nose and bows were made using Food Color pens.

Voila! Hello Kitty Cupcakes.

UPDATE: We are not allowed to bring home baked goods to school.

What a sad, sad world.

My co-workers and family will have to enjoy these labors of love my daughter and I made. We ended up buying premade ones from Wal-mart. :(