Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tutorial: A Cupcake on a Cupcake

Thank you everyone for your great feedback on my Cupcake on a Cupcake blog posting. I have to put together a tutorial below so that you too can make these SweetThings at home for your family and friends. They will love them! Especially if you use chocolate fondant as it tastes exactly like a tootsie roll.

What you'll need:
Chocolate or Dark Brown Fondant
Pink Fondant
A little bit of red fondant
Wilton Flower Cutter 0.75" diameter
Small Rolling Pin
Xacto Knife
Small Paintbrush and water

Round 0.75" diameter cutter
Ball Tool
Sugarcraft gun

Step 1:Roll out chocolate fondant to 0.25" thickness. Use the 0.75" diameter flower cutter to cut as many as you need. Optional: If you do not have that cutter, use a 0.75" diameter round cutter. Use the ball tool or the side of your small paintbrush to create ridges on the outer side of the round cut-outs. Set aside.

Step 2: Roll the pink fondant into a log and cut into 0.5" equal pieces. Roll each into a ball and use your fingers to shape it into the top of a cupcake.

Optional: If you prefer a swirl on your cupcake and have a sugarcraft gun, then use the plate that looks like "rope". Make rope out of the pink fondant and then swirl it around to make the cupcake swirl. Add a dab of water if it doesn't hold. Set aside.

Step 3: Assemble all the pieces. I also like to use the flower cutter to make an impression on the top of the cupcake.

Step 4: The last and final step - Place on a fresh and newly iced cupcake. Enjoy this Sweet Thing!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's Clinique Bonus Time again - oh wait, its a cake!

It's definitely a bonus - it's a cake!

This was a very fun cake to make - it is for someone who is moving out West for a position at Clinique.

I think the key to this cake was to getting the correct colors - so I am so happy that they turned out well!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sweet Things for this week

Here's a little picture of some of the cakes that I have been work on this week.

One of the cakes is just a display cake of dogwood flowers.

Another cake will be a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and a shoebox. I did make another designer shoe before, but this lifesize pair has been quite challenging. The first part of the shoe has finally set, so onto the final parts. I can see why the real things costs so much!

And the last cake is a make-up bag cake with Clinique products. It's is for someone who is moving away for a job with Clinique. Now, that is a thoughtful and sweet thing! I will post the pictures when the cakes are done!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's not your typical Baby Shower Cake!

The baby shower cake was a hit! I think this might be my favourite cake so far!

It wasn't your typical baby shower - it was a very fancy lunch at Pangaea in Yorkville. Gentlemen and kids were allowed and there wasn't any opening of presents with ooh's and aaahs. That definitely would have scared the men away! :-)

This 4-tiered cake served over 80 people and was layers of rich chocolate cake with swiss meringue buttercream. All decorations were handmade out of sugarpaste - I think my favourite decorations were the ducks.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby Shower Cake - In Progress

 It's Friday and a very very cold day in Toronto.

I am currently working on a 4-tier baby shower cake for Sunday.  It is coming along very well - I can't wait for it to all come together. The lowest tier is square with colorful buttons on it, then a drum, a book and then a baby block as the top tier.

Here is a picture of the cake design and also the pieces that I have made out of sugarpaste.  I will post the final cake in the next day or so.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Simple Cupcake

What is cuter than a cupcake on a cupcake?

I made these cupcakes this past weekend for some old high school friends.  They loved them - they were chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing.  Yum!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Princess Castle Cake

I guess princesses are all the rage right now with little girls.  I made this three tier sweet vanilla bean cake.

It was actually quite fun to see it all come together.  The columns of the castle were made of rice krispies and marshmallows.  A bit messy, but I didn't want any non-edible items in the cake since kids will eat everything!