Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Start by forming some small white balls of fondant and then roll them into a short hot dog shape keeping the top part rounded. Then stand them up on one end.
Then roll out some more white fondant and cut some circles in it using a cookie cutter. I used one with a crinkled edge as I think this gives the finished ghost a fun look.
Next I brushed some water on the top and sides of my hot dog shape and then draped the circle of fondant over it. I used my fingers to smooth the fondant down and around stretching it a little where needed so I didn't end up with lots of folds.
The final step was to take a black edible food writer with a fine point and draw on two oval shaped eye holes.
And there you have it - a little fondant ghost that can be used on top of a Halloween themed cake or even on top of cupcakes. Happy spooking!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Here are a few yummy ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Vanilla cupcakes filled with raspberry jam and iced with white chocolate buttercream
- Chocolate cupcakes filled with whipped peanut butter and iced with chocolate buttercream
- Red velvet cupcakes filled with whipped cream cheese and iced with cream cheese buttercream
- Orange cupcakes filled with milk chocolate ganache and iced with chocolate buttercream
- Lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd and iced with vanilla buttercream
- Vanilla cupcakes filled with pineapple mousse and iced with coconut buttercream
- Strawberry cupcakes filled with pastry cream and iced with strawberry buttercream
If you'd like to share your own ideas, just leave them in a comment below!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Since I'm so big on personalization, it should come as no surprise that I love these new "create-a-favor" boxes from SHinDigZ. You can pick your background, pattern, graphics, layout, font and text for both the front and back of the favor box. And some of them even allow you to add your own photo to the front - how cool is that?
These favor boxes really are a wonderful way to make your child's birthday party unique and special. And at just $1.99 each, they won't break your budget either. Fill them with candy, little toys, bubbles, pencils, play jewelry, etc. Let your imagination be your guide!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
If you haven't yet invested in a stand mixer for baking then I highly recommend them. They make the beating of cake batters, buttercreams and royal icings soooo easy with no "elbow grease" required. I couldn't live without mine. Now I just need to find a pink fondant/pasta rolling machine!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I'm taking a quick time-out from cakes here to help support a cause that I think is so important. I just underwent my yearly mammogram last weekend and so when I saw what SHinDigZ (one of my favorite party stores) is doing to support the fight against breast cancer I decided to jump on board. They are asking us to purchase a breast cancer banner for just $1 and that $1 will be sent on directly to the Susan G. Komen race for the cure.
If you'd like to help simply click on the pink banner above and purchase the breast cancer awareness banner for $1 - use code MBNBCA at checkout. Thanks for your support!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I started by tinting some white fondant the palest pink to make the flowers. I rolled out the fondant using a little cornstarch to avoid any sticking and then used a flower shaped fondant cutter to cut out my flowers.
I then placed each flower on my foam pad and used a round ball gumpaste tool to cup the inner part of the flower. You simply move the ball tool in a small circular motion and the edges of the flower will start to curl up.
Once finished, I placed the flowers aside to let them harden just a little bit.