Monday, September 30, 2013

One Direction & Sports Themed Cakes

One Direction is so huge right now.  Brings me back to my New Kids On The Block days :)  The below cakes are for my friends kids who turned 11 over the weekend.  Emma and Liz wanted One Direction, while Andrew wanted Sports!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I love the illusion that these are peanut butter cookies, but in fact they are peanut butter icing formed to look like cookies.  I should have added more confectioners sugar to get them a little thicker so they would have kept their form a little better.  Trial and error I guess.  They tasted pretty amazing! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Carnaby Street Style Fashion Show

I was lucky enough to provide cupcakes for Carnaby Street Style's 1st Annual Fashion Show Event this past Friday.  Not only did I get to make their cupcakes, but I was invited to their VIP fashion show.  Here are some pictures from the fun night.

Logo cupcakes

Emma put on a great fashion show.  

Go Katherine !  Work that runway girl :)
Union Jack
I love how these cupcake toppers match Emma's dress :)

I love how they had customers in the show too!
Awesome crowd for the 8pm show.

Mickey & Minnie Cupcakes

If I learned anything this past weekend, it was NEVER, EVER, EVER place fondant ears on mickey, then place a lid over it the night before.  I woke up to almost every ear flopped over and was HORRIFIED. They softened because they had no air.  The only way to fix it was to snap toothpicks in half and place one behind each ear.  I was a mess all day worrying about it.  Luckily, my client was kind and understanding.  I refused to let her pay for the order and she refused to take her money back.  I was told they tasted great so that made me feel a little better.  That will never happen again!  I have no pics of the ears flopped over because I was way too upset to take any, but here are some shots I got the night before.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cupcake? Why yes please!

I also made cupcakes to go with the cake pops I recently posted.  I was wondering why I had gained a few pounds recently.  It occurred to me that I have been taste testing a little too much.  When I see a little too much, I mean a lot too much lol.

Key Lime
Apple Cinnamon Spice with Salted Caramel Drizzle
Maple Bacon
Vanilla Bean

I Love Wedding Tastings

A really sweet couple had a tasting with me recently. Their wedding is going to be in a beautiful national park the fall (gorgeous) so here were some sweets I made for them. I especially love how the cinnamon stick turned out.

Apple Spiced Cinnamon Stick Cake Pops with Salted Caramel Drizzle
Vanilla Bean
Key Lime with Graham Cracker Crumble

Recipe for Apple Spice Cake: