Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Candy Land cake courtesy of Taste of Home.
Operation cake courtesy of The Cake Fairy.
Monopoly cake courtesy of Patty Cakes.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I bought the Wilton 6 star cupcake mold shown above and tried it out. I didn't use any baking spray and just poured the batter directly into the mold. I cooked the cupcakes like I normally would and then took them out to cool. The things I liked best about the mold:
- The mold cools down very quickly so that within just a few minutes I could touch it without burning my fingers.
- The mold is extremely flexible so that when I turned it upside down to pop the cakes out it took only a little twisting of the mold and they came out perfectly. No more digging a knife down the sides or shaking the pan.
- It cleans up very easily and is dishwasher safe. Plus it can never rust around the edges.
- You are cooking at a very even temperature throughout so the bottoms and tops of my cakes looked exactly the same - no bottoms darker than the top!
- It's easy to store since it's more flexible than a metal cupcake pan.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
- Using decorating tip #47 with medium consistency icing. Hold the bag and tip at a 45° angle. With the serrated side up, lightly touch the surface of your cake with the tip and squeeze out a vertical stripe of icing from top to bottom.
- Then squeeze out short horizontal stripes of icing across the vertical stripe starting at the top. The spacing between each stripe should be the same as the width of the tip opening.
- Squeeze the next vertical stripe over the ends of your horizontal stripes.
- Start the next set of horizontal stripes by burying the tip under the first vertical stripe. Squeeze, pulling your hand back slowly and lifting the tip over the vertical stripe and then back down again.
- Repeat step #3.
- Repeat step #4.
- Repeat vertical lines then horizontal lines until you achieve basketweave effect. Each new set should fit between the previous set.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Finish by adding some sprinkles, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. And there you have it - cupcake sundaes! Perfect for a hot summer's day - You could even let your kids help with this one!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Another fun idea was one I found on a cake blog called RachesCakes. She made a fun camouflage cake and then made some dog tags out of fondant. The birthday boy's name and birthdate was placed on the tags. You could even take the dog tag idea one step further and make a single large dog tag cake. Start with a large rectangular cake, round the corners and frost it in gray or silver or cover in fondant that you airbrush or paint silver. Add the name and date in fondant and use some fondant beads for the chain that can curl around your cake board.
Enjoy the movie and be sure to send me photos of any GI Joe cakes you make!