Friday, June 29, 2012

The Edible Beauty...

Hi Everyone! It’s Friday! Yay! Weekend! Weekend! Well, I’m proud to come here and write that I have officially graduated my latest Cake class. I will be missing the wonderful instructor, whom had a lot of patience and such amazing ideas. She even went above and beyond what we were supposed to do in class and added a few more tips and tricks of her own. I had such an amazing time… and I can’t wait to see what my next class will be… Cake… or maybe sewing? I don’t know…

I have some baking to do this weekend which I can’t wait to share with you, but for now I will leave you with these flowers that I made. They were hand painted by me and they are all edible (except for the wires). Personally, they look too gorgeous to eat. Lol. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello, Hello Kitty!

Hey you! And you, and you, and you! :o) How's everyone's week going? Mine has already been hectic. Work, baking, cleaning and packing for our weekend trip to Southern California.

Anyways, last night I made an adorable Hello Kitty cake for someone's girlfriend. Just a small cake for two. :o)

Happy Baking!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! Isn't it great to know the weekend is here!? Any plans tonight? Well, today I'm sharing with your these lovely flowers that I made last night! There are definitely more to come and I can't wait to show them to you, but for now.... here you go:

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Happy Baking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Admin during day and Baker during the night!

If working a fulltime job wasn't enough... I come home cook dinner and start baking for orders that I have during the week. Truthfully, I'm starting to get a little exhausted. I might cut back on some orders, since I don't plan to cut back on work anytime soon. But that all talk. lol! I also love to bake.. I'm just going to have to figure out how the heck I'm going to do both without either one of them suffering. I wanted to share some cute simple cupcakes that I made last night for a last minute order. They were white cake with chocolate pudding filling. Simple silver foil cupcake liners and a dash of blue crystal sprinkles make the icing pop! Stay tuned... much more baking coming!

Happy Baking!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cricut Cake Heart Tutorial

Hi, Everone! How's everyones' weekend going? Mine started off with getting off of work Friday night and running home to start on a cupcake order I had for early this morning. I wanted to do a quick tutorial on how I made the toppers for these cupcakes, so I knew that it was going to take a little longer than normal to get these cupcakes done. First, let me start off by saying that if you love to cake decorate and bake some fun cakes, then you must DEFINITELY consider buying the Cricut Cake Machine. I absolutely love mine. Mine is the Martha Stewart Edition (duhhhh! I  ♥ Marth Stewart)! It takes a couple of tries to finally get the hang of it, but if you have used the Cricut expression or any other Cricut Machine then you are mort than likely not going to have any problem with this whatsoever.

Here is what you need for 32 hearts. The gumpaste goes under the cup so that it doesn't harden. If you have worked with gumpaste before you will know that it hardens very quick. The shortening you need to rub up and down in a thin layer on the Cricut mat.

I used the Cricut Love Struck 2010 Seasonal Cartridge.

Knead the gumpaste together with the coloring of your choice. Spread the shortening on your mat and then roll the gumpaste out to a very thin layer.

This is the shape I chose and the perfect size I have found for a cupcake topper with this heart is 1 3/4".
Load your mat with the gumpaste and position the blade where you want it to start and start cutting.

Once you are done cutting, remove the leftover gumpaste and slowly remove the hearts from the mat so that they don't stretch and get deformed. If you need to cut more hearts repeat the process by respreading shortening on your mat and rekneading your gumpaste and rolling it out. If your gumpaste is getting a little hard, add a pinch of shortening onto it while you are kneading it and it will soften again.
Place the cut out hearts on a plastic non sticky surface and let them air dry for about 4 hours and then flip each one of them onto the opposite side and let them air dry for at least another 6 hours.

So, with all that said and done I make the cupcakes. White cake with raspberry filling in them. The white icing was homemade and I decided to add some cute sugar crystals since these cupcakes are for a bridal shower.

And then once the hearts have harden completely, all you do is stick the hearts into the cupcakes and "TA, DA" they are done!

Thanks for stoppin by! I hope this little tutorial made you want to play with your Cricut Cake more, or helps you decide if it's for you or not, or maybe it just helped you realize you are now craving a cupcake! Lol! Hope to see you soon!

Happy Baking!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cake Class!

Yup! I started another cake class! I'm super duper excited about this! I get to learn to do more flowers and such! Here's what I learned last night!

I will be back soon with some baking goodies! Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Baking!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chocolate Lover's Dream!

Hi Everyone! How's everyone's week going!? I wanted to share a delicious cupcake (made 24 of them, actually) that I made today! Someone ordered them for a birthday tomorrow and they were needed for today. So as soon as I got off of work, I drove home and started baking a storm. These cupcakes were chocolate with chocolate filling with chocolate frosting with chocolate shavings! My only regret was that I didn't make extra for us to try some! DORKY ME! Oh well, I shouldn't be having them anyways, but they sure did look yummy!

Thanks for stopping by! More to come this weekend! Have a great rest of the week and as always...

Happy Baking!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

First Topsy Turvy Cake!

Hi Everyone! I've dedicated my entire Saturday in making my very fist Topsy Turvy cake and let me tell you it's A TON HARDER than what a looks like.. and definitely more nerve wrecking. You already have the pressure of having to finish a cake for someone that is trusting you with it. So the additional stress of making a cake you've never made before doesn't really help. Lol! Here's the end result, just missing the topper... I will post another picture later with the topper. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Baking!