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Bobbie’s 1st Birthday!

7 Jul

Last weekend was my cousin Mike daughter’s first birthday. Her name is Bobbie and she is absolutely adorable. See for yourself…

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She is such a doll and she was so good! I was very honored to make the cake. This is the cake that I made…

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And look how similar the flower on the cake and the flower on her headband are… Total coincidence.

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Here are some more goodies I made for Bobbie’s 1st Birthday..

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Vanilla cake pops that I covered in pink and purple candy coating. I made yellow flowers out of fondant mixed in with a little gumpaste so that they would harden. Added some silver candies in the middle to go with the silver balls on the cake.

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Here are some red velvet cupcakes that I made with cream cheese icing. I found these cute little cake toppers at a party store in Buffalo. The second pic is of red velvet also but I made them in mini ice cream cones. I got ice cream tester spoons at our local ice cream shop in town.

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These are sugar cookies that I made with fun little birthday balloons!

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I made fresh donuts the morning of. I added a little pink food colouring in the icing brighten them up.

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These are blueberry cupcakes filled with lemon curd and topped with vanilla buttercream. I added yellow candies and a fresh blueberry on top.

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Here are some sugar cookies that I made of a duckie toy. I got the idea of this from Sweet Sugarbelle Blog.

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There are eclairs filled with vanilla custard and drizzled with pink coloured chocolate and hot pink sprinkes.

Hope you liked the dessert table.

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Daniel’s 1st Communion

3 Jun

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Last Sunday was my son Daniel’s 1st Communion. My boy looked very handsome and I hope he had a great day. I would have posted a pic of him on his own but as I was looking though the photos I realized I don’t have just a photo of him on his own in his suit. This is at his party a couple hours after the photo above. He couldn’t wait to ditch the tie and jacket.

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I decided to just make a cake. No cookies or pastries. We got the food catered by the same hall that we got married so I knew not only would there be a lot of food but it would be delicious.

On a trip to a party store a couple of months ago I found these beautiful dessert plates in turquoise. I decided to make the cake and get the cutlery in the same colour. For the cake I decided to do two tiers so that I could do two flavours. I decided on banana and red velvet both with cream cheese icing. I used Americolor turquoise to colour the fondant and decided on white fondant ribbons to decorate. I found these great silver balls in three different sizes and thought that they would be a nice look against the turquoise. This is how the cake turned out…

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I started by cutting about a 1.5″ thin circle of white gum paste and letting it dry for a couple of hours till it got stiff. Then I lightly moistened a small brush with water and lightly wet the center of the circle and placed my large silver ball on top. It only takes a little water to have it stick. Don’t use a lot of water because it will only make the gum paste wet and it will not dry properly.
I let the center dry and then I lightly brushed the surrounding area with water and scattered the next two sizes of balls. I made about 5 circles and let them dry for 5 hours. Once I wrapped the two tiers with fondant I lightly brushed where I wanted my now studded circles of gum paste and attached it to the cake. I will say again…only use a small amount of water. If you over water the area will only be gummy and everything will slide off. I held them in place for a couple of seconds and that is all it took.
For the bottom tier I rolled white fondant very thinly and cut into 1″ long strips. With a toothpick I rolled only half the long side of the strip and it ruffled along the edge. I lightly wet where I was going to place the strip on the cake and using the unruffled side of the strip I adhered it to the cake. I first wrapped around my gum paste studded circle so that I got a flower look. When I got the ‘flower’ big enough then I used my remaining strips and filled it the empty area in between. I then scattered the silver balls in the empty space between the top and bottom tier.
My cousin Katie did the flowers for the event so since I didn’t have a topper for the cake I used some leftover flowers for the top.

1st Birthday

30 Mar

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This is a 1st birthday cake that I made for a friend. It was a strawberry shortcake cake. I hope they liked how the cake turned out. One of the things that I wish I could do is taste the cake. But I guess when you stick to your standard recipes you basically know how it should turn out. Grace (my friend) was nice enough to bring me a piece. It’s not like cupcakes where you can make an extra one to taste test. I hope baby Ella had a great 1st b-day.

Couple Silhouette Cookies

19 Mar

Hello All,

Here are some silhouette cookies I made for my cousins Adam and Katie. I got the idea from Sweetopia’s blog. Once I saw them I thought of Katie and thought it would be nice to put the couple in the same cookie.

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Happy Baking…

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Mini Cupcake Stand with Mini Cupcakes

10 Feb

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I got the idea to do this stand from blogger Bakerella. Everyone needs to check out her stuff, it amazing. When I saw it I thought that it would look really good with mini cupcakes. I remember seeing mini Reeses pieces somewhere so I went on a search. I found them at Walmart! I topped them with swirls of royal icing and topped them with mini hearts. I think they are absolutely adorable. If you go to http://www.bakerella.com you will find the step by step instructions on how to make the stand.

Dessert Table Pictures

6 Dec

I thought I would add more pictures of the dessert table that I did for my cousin Adam’s Stag and Doe. Enjoy.

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I found these cute cupcake cups at Winners. I filled them with an assortment of candies. This treat was the first to go.

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Here is an assortment of biscotti that I made. I found a great selection of mascarade masks around Hallaween which worked out great since that was the theme for the dessert table.

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Here are cinnamon cupcakes. I made a cream cheese icing and I added cinnamon sugar which went great with the cinnamon flavoured cupcake. I topped them off with a cinnamon stick.

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At the top of the pic are chocolate almond cookies that my mother made growing up. Below you will see larger cinnamon cupcakes that I topped with a homemade churro.

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I also made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I topped them off with red glitter and silver candy balls.

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I made french macarons which rec’d many compliments. I also made many pastel meringues. They melted in your mouth.

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The one treat that I was most excited about trying were these Nutella meringues. I loved them! The only thing that I would change would be that I would add more Nutella.

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Here are lemon squares I made with a delicious shortbread crust.

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These are vanilla and chocolate mousse topped with a mini donut which can be used for dipping.

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Because the bride to be loves all things parisian I got this eiffle tower chocolate mold. I used them to top sugar cookie towers and I also used them as accents around the table. I also make sugar cookies and used a paint brush to make a “painted look”. I think they came out really pretty.

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These are chocolate and vanilla cake pops. I found these cute wooden spoons instead of using lollipop sticks.

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Here is the first dessert table.

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Here is the second.

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I can’t forget about these delicious cream puffs. They are made with store bought puff pastry and a mixture of whipping cream and jello pudding inside. They are always quick to go.

See ya.

Wedding Cake Cookies

20 Nov

So I was asked to make a sweet table for my cousin’s Adam and Katie stag and doe.  One of the sweets I made were these wedding cake cookies.  I cut out 3 different sizes of scalloped circles and put a layer of icing sugar in a lite pink.  The next day once all the cookies were dry I layered them.  The icing sugar worked great at giving this treat a little height.  I made a rossette with stiff icing on top which held a coating chocolate heart.  I put them in pretty cupcake liners for each transport.  Hope you guys like them!