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My Little Minion

10 Mar

Last weekend as I was bringing in the sweets I made for a birthday party I was approached by one of my daughter’s friends father to make a cake for his wife’s birthday. What I wasn’t expecting is for him to ask for a Minion cake. I thought that was just the cutest thing! They were going to have only about 10 people so the cake didn’t need to be big. So it was a cute little minion coming up….

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Just because he was getting it for his wife I needed to slip a heart somewhere on the cake…

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Hope you like my minion. Thank god he got picked up. I was very close to squeezing his cheeks!!

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Wizard of Oz Party

7 Mar

Last weekend we went to a Wizard of Oz birthday party. The theme was fun and my friend Jennifer did a great job for her daughter Sarah’s bday. I was asked to make two different cookies for the occasion which would be added to the loot bag. I made a ruby slipper cookie and a Toto cookie. Here are a couple of pics of the final product.

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I couldn’t just stop there. I decided to do all the characters from the Wizard of Oz. Here are my cookies..

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Dorothy and her ruby slippers.

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Witch and the Lion.

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The Tin Man and Glenda the good witch.

Enjoy.

Hello Kitty Cookies

9 Feb

Today I went to a beautiful little girl’s 7th birthday party. The theme was Hello kitty and her mother, my good friend Mary asked me to make some Hello Kitty and heart cookies for the loot bags. This was very exciting since I never made Hello Kitty cookies before. Here was the process that I followed..

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I baked the cookies 24 hours in advance. I bought the Hello Kitty cookie cutter set made by Wilton. It comes with the Hello Kitty head and a full body. Mary wanted just the face. Then I used 20-second royal icing tinted with Americolor soft pink. Since the cutter shows the outlining of the bow I decided to start there. I thought about doing a bow on parchment and then adhering it with royal icing on an already iced cookie but I wanted the bow to be flat with all the other icing. I let that dry for about 45min to an hour.

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Here is a close up of the middle of the bow. You can see on either side of the cookie the outlining of the bow I tried to put my circle in the middle.

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Now on either side of the circle I filled in the bow. This part was pretty easy since I just followed half the outline of the cookie.

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Then I forgot to keep taking pictures and remembered when I was all done. After 3 hours of letting the bow dry I filled in the remainder of the cookie with white royal icing. I used flood consistency since there was a large area to fill in. I let the cookies dry for 2 hours. At this point the cookies are far from bring dry but since it was only the eyes and nose that I was adding I didn’t need to worry about the white icing cracking with the weight.

I just added the eyes and nose by hand. If you need some help then you can always print a copy of Hello Kitty that is the approximate size of the cookie and measure where the eyes and nose go then with an edible marker or a needle to mark the cookie before adding the black for the eyes and yellow for the nose.

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I don’t know if you can see in the pic but I added hot pink shimmer dust to the bow just to make the color pop. With the hearts I just filled them with the same pink that I used for the bow. I let all the cookies dry overnight so that there was no chance of the icing cracking when packaging them.

Enjoy.

Thomas 2nd Birthday Cake

23 Jan

Here is a Thomas cake that I made the adorable Andrew on his 2nd birthday.  When I was first asked to do this cake I knew immediately that there would be a working toy train that would be involved.  Since the only track that I could find was in a circle I decided that the “cake” part would be the scenery for the cake.  Here is what I came up with.

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I cleaned up the posts but of course I didn’t take a pic of that!

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Those “rocks” are chocolate covered pebbles and the trees are ice cream cones covered in green buttercream.

 

Las Vegas Birthday Cake

23 Jan

Here is a birthday cake I made a couple of weeks ago for a 40th birthday.  I was asked to make a cake with dice and some cards.  Gambling/Las Vegas theme that included all the symbols of playing cards. (hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs)

Here are some pics…

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The cake is covered in fondant and the dice and chips are made with colored fondant.  I mixed gum paste to the fondant for the cards so that they would harden and would be able to stand up on the cake.

Enjoy.

Where have your been?

23 Jan

I know, I know…where have I been!

I can’t believe how fast time has been going.  I also can’t believe the last time I posted was in September.  The beginning of October was great because it was my cousins daughter Melissa’s birthday.  Guess who showed up?  Come on guess?

No. Guess again…

No. Guess again…

No. Guess again….

Okay, okay, you give up?

This is who showed up…

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..with my daughter Sam.

It’s Belle!  It’s like she just stepped out of the movie…and turned into a real life person.  It would be pretty creepy if she stepped out of the movie as a cartoon.  The birthday party was  a blast and here are some of the treats that I made more Melissa and her friends.

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Here are some donuts dipped in a light pink glaze.  Sorry about the quality of the pic.

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I made some gumball necklaces.  There were really fun to make and the kids loved them.  I’ll do a tutorial at some point if anyone wants to know how they were made.

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Here are some cookie dresses that I also made.  Each little girl got one in there goodie bags to take home.

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And lastly I made some marshmallow pops.  I dipped them in pink candy melts and sprinkled them with pink sanding sugar.

Enjoy…

..the pics because the sweets are long gone…

Elmo Cake & Cookies

30 Sep

Hello Everyone,

This weekend I had a request for an Elmo cake. The birthday girl was Leah and turned 2 this weekend. I was asked to make a chocolate and vanilla cake with a cookies and cream filling. I did two layers of chocolate and the middle layer was vanilla.

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I had made some sugar cookies a week before and had extra plain sugar cookies so I tried to see if I could do Elmo cookies. I think they came out good. I started by doing the outline of Elmo’s head in black. Once that dried I was able to fill in the other colours (orange for the nose, red for the face and white for the eyes) all at once.

A 4″ circle cookie cutter was perfect for the head. I first drew out the design in yellow edible marker then traced it out in black royal icing.

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See ya…