Monday, March 31, 2014

Chevron Polka Dot Cake

This cake has a 10" base made with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. The top tier is 8" and made out of rice krispie treats.

You can find the chevron cookie cutter I used on Etsy, the company name is Plastic Finatics and I bought their set of three sizes of cutters.

I made the flowers using Wilton's gerber daisy cutters in layers after using a pink powder dust from Hobby Lobby to color the petals. This was VERY time consuming but they ended up worth it and a little more realistic than if I had colored all the gum paste solid. I wasn't really thinking of any particular flower when I made them I just liked the look and went with it. I used floral wire to make them stand up and stick in the cake where I wanted them.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tinkerbell Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes also for Aubrey's third birthday when we went to the park with cousins.

For the tinkerbell dress I used green frosting in a piping bag with a small rose tip. Starting at the edge of the cupcake I slowly piped with an up and down motion to create the ruffle. I overlapped the next layer and did the same thing around until I got to the center.

The top of the dress I made with green fondant and a small heart shaped cookie cutter. If you don't have a heart shaped cookie cutter you can also use a five petal flower cutter and cut off the other petals to create a heart.

The wings I made out of white melting chocolate. I drew a template of what I wanted the wings to look like then transferred the picture 8 times on the backside of parchment paper. Then using the melting chocolate I traced the template. These are very fragile so I made plenty of extra just in case, thankfully I only broke one wing.

For the rose cupcakes I used a rose tip and piped out the rose petals to the edge of the cupcake.

Tinkerbell Flower Cake

This cake was for Aubrey turning three! She loves Tinkerbell and green is her favorite color so she was pretty happy to get this cake!

The cake itself is a 10" round with two layers of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting between. I covered the cake with marshmallow fondant I made and colored green. I made the flowers the day before using gum paste and Wilton's Gerber Daisy cutters. I painted on an edible glitter and extract mixture to make them glossy and sparkle. The Tinkerbell doll is a 6" doll they sell in most toy departments. I think we got this one at Toysrus. I used green Wilton food gel to paint the grass along the bottom and green fondant for the leaves and longer grass. The white pearls are fondant rolled into balls.

Happy third birthday Aubrey!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easy Corn Dog Muffins

Yields 24 Muffins

1/2 Cup Corn Meal
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2/3 Cup sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Eggs, beaten
1 1/4 Cups Milk
1/3 Cup Oil
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine dry ingredients, whisk in wet ingredients.

Either use 24 cupcake liners or spray two muffin pans with cooking spray. Put one tablespoon of batter into each cup. Add 4-5 slices of hot dog and top with 1 more tablespoon of batter. It's ok if some of the hot dog pokes out of the top.

Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden.

Try adding cheese and/or JalapeƱos for more options!