Saturday, May 29, 2010
These are so simple but yet have that WOW factor to them because everyone can relate to playing with LEGOS. They are an old school favorite and nowadays even have little figures are you see here! The molds (some are not available in the US and had to purchase on ebay) are made of silicone and all I did was melt colored chocolate candy melts and chilled and here you go!! The recipient of these babycakes is Alex who is turning 7 and is a LEGOS fanatic! His Mom is going all out and even traveled to the Grand Opening of the LEGOS store to find more party ideas. Talk about building something together......
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
These have already been called "crazy" on my Facebook page from someone who doesn't know the story behind them or that I have also nicknamed them CRAZY.
I was asked to make zebra print handbag cupcakes for a good friend who would be bringing them along to a graduation party. It was my first attempt at freehand animal print and very first attempt at a mini handbag which you can find all over the web. I felt confident and took on the challenge. The animal print cake tattoos (by Ace of Cakes' Duff) was a brand new product line featured in a baking supply store I was at so I snatched them up thinking it would be the perfect companion to the homemade zebra print hangbag on the cupcake in zebra cupcake liners (not visible in this photo) forgetting completely to Keep it Simple or that Less is More. Well, it was almost midnight before I assembled all elements together and all I kept thinking was these are CRAZY and overkill.
I started to panic and tried to reassure myself that it was late, I was tired and perhaps looking and staring at something for so long was just making me over react. Keep on reading to see what I did next! (Scroll below to Older Post and click on it).
Saturday, May 15, 2010
These Backyardigans are ready to party in Bethpage, NY today!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
When a friend from high school contacted me about baking her son cupcakes for his birthday, I didn't think I would be stunted so easily. I had never heard of Wow Wow Wubbzy so I watched the preschool show with my kids and then I could see how a child could fall in love with this cute little charector. I made fondant discs and fondant Wubbzy balls but drew each Wubbzy onto the fondant with chocolate frosting using the smallest piping tip I have. These are chocolate with homemade marshmellow fondant. I hope these create a WOW reaction when they are served up at school!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I had some trouble with the brown fondant crosses & my husband stepped in to help me so I have to give him credit. He made each and every one of them and did it with ease! I may have a partner now!! Thanks to the wonderful inspiration of Bakerella, a baking goddess and my wonderful husband who answered my prayers when I had difficulty. The weekend was perfect weather wise here in New York and I'm happy that the parties that I baked for were successful.