Sunday, February 17, 2008

Monster Cupcakes!

I made "Monster Cupcakes" this Saturday for a family get together. They were a big hit with kids AND adults! the cupcake part was a French Vanilla mix. The "fur" was buttercream. I used Wilton tip 133 to make the fur, and just different size circular tips for the eyes and pupils. I tried to position the pupils different ways to give each Monster a different expression. They were very fun and yummy!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Grace and PopPop's Birthday Cake

I made this cake last night for my cousin Grace's 8th birthday. It was a combined party for Grace and my PopPop. We had 8 small candles for Grace and a big "8" and "2" for Poppop.

I used a friend's "Ho Ho Cake" recipe for the cake portion. Instead of frosting the cake with chocolate like the recipe and "ho ho's", I used buttercream so that I could make it pretty. The polka dots are made out of fondant and dusted with silver sparkly dust. It didn't show up too well in the pictures or in person.

Ho Ho Cake:

1 Box Devil's food Cake Mix

1 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Oil

4 Eggs

Mix well and pour into three round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool well.


1 8oz Cool Whip

1 8oz Cream cheese (softened)

2 Cups 10x sugar

Beat cream cheese with sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread between cake layers.

Spread 1 can of chocolate frosting* evenly over entire cake. Refrigerate.

*I've made this cake previously with chocolate butter cream frosting. I'm sort of against canned frosting.

Cakes I have made so far: Part 4

Superbowl XLII cake! Go GIANTS.

Just made this cake last weekend for the Superbowl. I'd like to think that it helped the Giants make their win. It was a 9x13" chocolate (for dirt, of course!) sheet cake. It was frosted with buttercream frosting. The only part left off the cake was the "Giants" endzone. Yay!

Cakes I have made so far: Part 3

Another cake made for Maggie. This one was for a farewell party being thrown for Lauren, my pseudo-sister, who is moving away. It was a 9x13" sheet cake-yellow, if i can remember correctly. It was frosted with buttercream frosting. It had "Maurice" and "Yo Mamma" written on the sides per Maggie's demands. From what I heard, it was a hit at the party. Especially when Lauren smashed her face into it. Lovely!

Cakes I have made so far: Part 2

This is probably my favorite cake so far! For taste and for looks. Red velvet cake is so pretty and it tastes so good!

I made this cake for Christmas 2007, and it was a big hit! I got the recipe from The December 1998 edition of Southern Living Magazine. Basically it's a white/redvelvet marble cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting...YUM! I garnished the top and bottom with crushed and whole candy canes, starlight mints, and sugared mint leaves and maraschino cherries.

One of my favorite things about this cake, besides being delicious, was how pretty it looked when you cut a slice out of it. I thought it was the perfect dessert for Christmas!

Cakes I have made so far: Part I

The first cake I made that I took a picture of. It was made for my sister Maggie's party. For those of you who aren't familiar, the saying and the llama are from the movie "Napolean Dynamite". 2 Layered 9" round yellow cakes with buttercream frosting.