This past weekend I needed to “quickly” make some cupcakes…when I say need I actually mean wanted to as I was bringing them to a birthday party we were crashing…now, how old was the birthday girl? 1!
I needed to make cupcakes that would be whimsical and that didn’t use red food coloring (a common allergy color). So I came up with chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing.
First, I iced all the cupcakes with the vanilla buttercream icing that I mixed in a pale teal color. This is a cartoon-y yellow flower that I made.
I made a bunch of white daisies. I cut out teal and white circles to act as a base for all the flowers.
The flowers took about an hour and a half to make which is definitely quicker than I used to be. The circles were really quick and the icing took maybe 15-20 minutes. So I think the decorating took about 2 hours give or a take a few minutes which I think was pretty good.
I was very pleased with how these cupcakes turned out and was happy that I’m getting more efficient and quick at making different fondant flowers and shapes. I loved the look of the cupcakes and think these are the kind of cupcakes that I would be tempted to re-do in different colors for different events. I think everyone really enjoyed them and that’s always what’s most important.
This week my friend and I had the exciting task of creating a cake for our friend’s birthday – the catch – we needed to decorate it in a tight timeframe at work.
Every month photo.net has a monthly photography project and this month the project is “cell phone pictures” so for the last few days I’ve been faithfully taking photos with my cell phone, here are the results:
I love my cell phone camera – it’s a Sony Ericsson cell phone with a 3.2MP camera. This photo I took of the bar at Tao it was on a nighttime setting with no flash. Read the rest of this entry »
A friend’s tradition – I’m taking up!
So normally I don’t use photoshop when I work with my photos but the time when that rule may be broken is when I work with wedding photos. Sometimes I feel inspired to highlight things and edit the photos in photoshop. (Please note that minors were blurred from these images.) Read the rest of this entry »
This week I’ve been under the weather with a cold/laryngitis so I haven’t been up to much. Tonight was my last cake decorating class so I decided to go because we don’t talk very much so I could be quiet and finish my final cake which incorporated what we’ve learned about gum paste and fondant.