Below are some vanilla cupcakes made for a church function. They are topped with vanilla buttercream and an edible royal icing topping, hand piped by me. Simple, but oh so yum!
Vanilla/Vanilla Cupcakes with Edible Toppers
I would like to point out that since these were for a church, what the logo symbolizes. It's a cross on a hill with heart underneath.
From what I hear, these were gone in a flash... and it was a pretty big order! Great job to everyone who performed in the play at the church, and especially to my sister for that totally awesome, heartfelt, powerful ORIGINAL poem she presented to the pastor!
I found out this week that apparently October is a really busy month for birthdays - at least among the people that I know! Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream is standard for some! Below is exactly that...with a pink border dotted with small chocolate stars, roses and rosebuds made from vanilla buttercream. Happy Birthday Debbie - I hope you enjoy your cake and your vacation, and wishing you many, many more!
Time for more pictures! I converted my vanilla cake recipe into a yellow butter cake when I got a special request for a birthday. The result? A sweet cake that tasted similar to a sugar cookie. Uh - yum! The cake was iced with a chocolate buttercream and then adorned with music notes and instruments - drums, guitars, and saxophones all made with royal icing. Take a look!
This order was for a baby shower with a planetary theme for an expected baby boy. Below are chocolate cupcakes in pretty blue "It's a Boy" cupcake liners, with vanilla (blue) and chocolate (brown) icing. As many of you have come to know about my cupcakes, I have made a habit of going a step further and creating hand-piped, edible royal icing transfers that carry a theme. In this case, the mother chose a planetary theme for her upcoming bundle-o-joy. I also got the chance to finally use some blue baby blocks and teddy bears that I picked up a few months ago.
Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate (brown) and vanilla (blue) buttercream icing
I also got use one of my three brand extra large icing tips - this one is the French Star tip. I love the neat clean lines it makes in the frosting design. Here is a top view:
I got the chance to make some really pretty cookies for my friend Emily's wedding shower. Below are sugar cookies done up in her wedding colors. These were so much fun to plan and make. Plus I had fun shopping for new picture props!
Below are the cookies boxed up, along with a set just for the bride-to-be.
Below are the cookies along with the table setting at the wedding shower. I'll say they were a hit!
The wedding shower was cute, classy and lots of fun! Thanks to Niki, Miggs and Donna for hosting - you guys are great!