Monday, August 31, 2009

Zebra Cake!

Pin It Today I experimented with making a zebra cake. I took it one step further and topped the zebra cake with zebra fondant!
First step is to alternate chocolate and Vanilla batter as shown here:
Finished up alternating batters:

After being baked: (once it is cake sliced it resembles zebra stripes) I divided it up in half and filled with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream... yum!!

Decorated the cake with zebra cake with zebra fondant!:Finished Up with Pink Pearls!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Quest for the Best

Pin It I made the Red Velvet Cupcakes the other day for the Lonely Hearts Dinner but to be honest I wasn't completely happy with the flavor or the color. So I was on a mission to make better ones. I have a recipe for Red Velvet Cake that is amazing but for some reason they pull away from the cupcake liners. Today I made 5 recipes and compared them.... and I found the best cupcake recipe after tweaking one of the recipes!

Red Velvets baking:
Cooling.....Side by Side Comparison: left is a butter recipe; Right is Vegetable Oil.... I prefer butter in taste.
4 Side By Side:
I like the bright red color rather than the dark red.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes - The Lonely Hearts Club

Pin It I made Red Velvet cupcakes yesterday for a special get together for my roommate.Its called the Lonely Hearts Dinner -a group of fabulous single people who each host a dinner party at one of their houses every Monday night. This week it was my roommate's turn to have it at our place. I decided it would be a perfect time to make Red Velvet Cupcakes and decorate them special for the Lonely Hearts Club. My boyfriend and I left the apartment and went for dinner and a movie. I came back home to rave reviews about the cupcakes! Check them out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pin It Learned how to make two more Gum Paste flowers in class the other day. - I love both types of flowers so I was excited to replicate them in sugar form!! 1st is the Fuchsia Plant and second is a classic favorite: The Calla Lily :o)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

World's Largest Cupcake

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A 1,224 pound cupcake, a Guinness world record, was baked last week on August 14th.... back where I grew up in Michigan! Super Sweet! It took place at the Woodward Dream Cruise, which has been a Detroit tradition for many years.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cookies N' Cream Cupcake Pops

Pin It Tried a Cookies N' Cream Cupcake... turned out deeelish!

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I went to my Fondant class on Monday and learned how to make gum paste flowers. Gum paste is similar to fondant but it has a tougher consistency and dries quicker. I made the gum paste actually from fondant by mixing 1 pound of fondant with 1 teaspoon of a product called super gum.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Personalized Cupcake Pops

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I had a Birthday party for a friend this weekend and spelled out Happy Birthday on the Cupcake Pops...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vanilla Cupcake Pops

Pin It Made a new recipe today and it turned out fabulous: Check it out!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The President and Cupcakes

Pin It Even the President loves cupcakes!!
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Cupcakes for the Day

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Today I shipped off two dozen cupcakes for a Business Meeting. Nothing better to liven up a meeting than cupcakes!

Flavors: S'mores, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate and Vanilla.

Hope they like Chocolate!! - i do!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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So I made these really cute pink cupcakes last night! Check them out! They are Vanilla Bean with a Cream Cheese Frosting. I love the little cut outs and have been wanting to do them for a while. As you can see I love bright colors :o)

Busy Busy Busy!!

Pin It Check out a few things i have been working on :o)
Chocolate Variety Box (Coconut, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter Chocolate) in my new Cupcake Boxes! :

Cupcake Tower: YUMM!
 Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue for a Birthday: