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Monday, January 31, 2011

To infinity... and beyond


Well you know where this is going.  

Any of you remember the first time you saw this movie?  I was in High School...saw it at the mall theater, back when the mall actually had a theater.

 I made some "Toy Story" cookies for a soon to be 3 year old.  Funny thing is these were made for a High School friend's son. 

Tried to capture the whole gang so I made Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Bullseye, Rex and Hamm all of the outlines for the cookies were traced, but everything done within the cookies were done free hand so each cookie is slightly different. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"The Rob"

I have decided to name this beauty "The Rob".  It is a chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream in between two 8 inch round cakes.  Then it is slathered with you guessed it chocolate butter cream and then nicely topped with chocolate shavings.  In case you couldn't tell "Rob" likes chocolate. 

All caked up and no where to go...

So I'm writing this on very little sleep.  I thought I had prepared myself to fly through my cakes and cupcakes, but what I didn't expect was that my fondant would stick to what I was trying to use as cutter. (hand cutting) That the chocolate cake would need to be leveled and it wouldn't work the best when it was cold.  That my triple recipe of butter cream frosting would "barely" be enough.  With that said I started this journey last night after the kids went to bed about 7:45 PM and climbed into bed after 1:00 AM.  Well worth the lack of sleep, hope you agree.

With living in Packer Country otherwise know as NE Wisconsin I have been asked when I would do a "Packer Cake" and also about Packer Cookies...didn't feel like baking up any cookies last night with all my decorating but I did come up with this cake.  It is a 8-inch Chocolate Cake with Butter Cream frosting and Marshmallow Fondant.  GO PACK!

These are some Robot Cupcakes that I made for a "newly" five year old boy and an "Optimus Prime" cake as well. 

Kudos to my husband for helping me with the angles of the cake as it was all done from an 11 x 15 cake and then pieced together.  I'm very blessed to have him, as I would have gone with just basic block shapes, but he took the time to study the picture I was using as an example and make it to size.  The smoke stacks are OREO Fun Stik's.

Hope you enjoy.  These were at times a challenge to make and I really enjoyed creating them.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Swimming Zebras

Just made some "Swimmer" cookies similar to what my friend Nicole did for the High School swim team parents night tonight and some round cookies for my hair dresser.  Tried my hand at a zebra print cookie as a Thank You and I can't wait to try it again. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seeing Stars...

Well I guess
my marshmallow 
fondant was a hit as it was requested that I make it again for our baby-sitter's birthday, so here is her cake.  A 2 layer chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream in between and marshmallow fondant frosting. 

My Husband kept asking when he got to try it...even though he tasted my first one last week, and kept re-trying to make sure it was still okay. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fondant Fun

Today was my first time working with Fondant, I made homemade Marshmallow Fondant last night, quite easy and very tasty.  I also baked my cakes last night so when my boys were busy playing I set to work.  Of course the boys were very curious as to what I was doing and soon joined me.  They choose the colors and the shape of the fondant.  I am looking forward to working more with fondant in the future.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ducks and Carriages

Some time ago I was asked to do cookies for a Baby Shower, well it's funny to me how fast time goes by and all the sudden it's time to be baking and delivering the cookies.  I did two different designs for the ducks, and each carriage is just a little bit different.  Of course I had to make a special little gift for the Mom-to-Be, and an Thank You set of cookies for the individual who requested the cookies.  Enjoy!
The Shower Platter
Special Cookies for the Mom-to-Be.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sewing and Baking

After seeing a cake on I just knew that I had to attempt to make a Ruffle Cake of my own.  I wasn't interested in the awesome insides that Amanda makes, just the ruffle pattern on a cake.  Lucky me that our neighbor retired on Friday, and his pregnant daughter was visiting so I set to baking.  I flew through frosting this beauty and well also used my extra butter cream to work on my basket weave design as well. 

 My sewing project was for our neighbor's pregnant daughter, as a baby gift I wanted to sew her some burp clothes, so I found some really cute fabric and set to sewing them onto clothe diapers.  Here is the result of my sewing.  Can't wait to make some more.