Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lego Birthday Cake

Sorry for the lack of updates - we've had workmen in our house replacing flooring and re-carpeting, and I'm now 36 weeks pregnant so I haven't had much time to make cupcakes.

Lego Birthday Cake for my friend's 25th birthday - he used to love Lego as a kid ;)

The bottom layer is Betty Crocker Devil's Food chocolate cake, and the top layer is Betty Crocker vanilla cake (tinted bright Lego colours - red, blue, green and yellow). The frosting is 2 sachets of Betty Crocker chocolate frosting, with about 3 cups of icing sugar and some light cream added - it's delicious!!

Two workmen covering the last Lego brick with frosting ;)

Sweeping up the sprinkles

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fondant Babies

I attempted my first ever 3D figures using fondant today - little baby boys!

I made these as a trial for my baby shower cupcakes, but they're so cute I don't think I could eat them :O

Monday, May 11, 2009

Boy's Cupcakes

Cupcakes for boys! Vanilla cupcakes topped with Golden Yellow buttercream, fondant shapes & coconut

The fondant shapes are coloured with Royal Blue and Kelly Green

I made the fondant shapes yesterday afternoon and allowed them to air dry overnight

I love the look of the coconut cupcakes sneaking in the frame on the left - yummy!

Mother's Day Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes topped with burgundy vanilla buttercream and silver cachous ("silver balls")

I love how pretty the swirls turned out on these :)

Vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream, a very wonky burgundy flower and pink sugar crystals

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pink Rose Cupcake Tutorial

You will need:
- Butter icing
- Wilton gel paste Pink
- Wilton gel paste Rose
- Wilton piping tip 2D
- Piping bag (Multix disposable piping bags are handy)
- Green fondant leaves (tutorial coming soon - or use spearmint leaf lollies)
- Silver balls (cachous/dragees)
- Pink cupcake cases
- Butter knife or small spatula
- Two bowls

Cook your cupcakes and allow them to cool completely (best if the tops of the cupcakes don't rise over the top of the cupcake case line). Divide the butter icing into two bowls, and tint one Pink and the other Rose.

Using a butter knife place a good size blob of Pink icing in the middle of your cupcake, and then slowly spread it from the centre out to the edges. After each spread wipe the excess icing off the knife back into the bowl. Spread it nice and flat and make sure you spread it gently into the ruffles of the cupcake cases so you cannot see any of the cupcake underneath.

Fill your piping bag with the Rose icing and slowly pipe a small swirl in the middle of each cupcake using the 2D tip.

Pop a silver ball on top of each swirl, and place two leaves at the base.

TAH DAH! Now you have a pretty little rose cupcake :) You can change the colour from pink to any colour you like.

Butter Icing Recipe

You will need:
- 500g packet of icing sugar
- 100g margarine (I use Meadowlea Extra Light)

Add the icing sugar to the margarine/butter 100g or 1 cup at a time and cream with a spoon until fully combined. Keep creaming for a few minutes until the icing is smooth and paler. Now you're ready to either use it on a cake, add colour or eat it with a spoon! ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Butterfly Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla butter icing and a fondant butterfly

How yummy does this look??

I used Wilton Rose for the swirls (my new favourite colour I'd say)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rainbow Cupcakes

How cute are these cupcakes??

I made a simple vanilla cake batter (from scratch :O ) and divided it into 5 little bowls to colour.

Split open so you can see the gorgeous colours inside - I don't even want to ice these! (I can't anyway, I've run out of icing sugar *hangs head in shame*)

This is my favourite photo :) I love how vibrant the colours turned out! The colours I used are Rose Pink, Sky Blue, Kelly Green, Golden Yellow and Violet.

Another order arrived!

I love getting mail :)

An order arrived today and it contained:
Wilton piping tips 18, 1A, 8B, 1, 3, and 224; Wilton colour pastes Rose, Rose Petal and Sky Blue; 2mm silver cachous (so pretty!); and a FMM alphabet cutter set.

I'm not that impressed with the alphabet cutter set - I wish I'd purchased a metal cutter set instead, but I'll give it a go.

The Wilton tips 1A and 8B are HUGE! I can't wait to try them out! Looks like Mum will be getting a variety of cupcakes for Mother's Day ;)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Strawberry and Chocolate Cupcakes

I decided to give my new mini cupcake pan a play today and whipped up a batch of strawberry cupcakes (tinted red).

I tried out two different types of cases, and I think I prefer the red cases over the gold.

My icing was a little bit flat because I added too much milk, and had run out of icing sugar to thicken it back up (shocking, I know!)

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