Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graduation Time!

Moving up..Moving on... 
I was lucky enough to make a High School graduation cake and cupcakes AND my daughter's preschool graduation cake! 
The topper cake was marble cake with vanilla butter cream. Then...the cupcakes... there were lots of them! We had Peanut Butter Cup, Butterfinger, Oreo, chocolate chip, vanilla & chocolate. 

I am so proud of my little girl and was very honored to be asked to make the graduation cake for her Preschool Class. 

"Ms. Rachel Rules!"

I also made individual cupcakes for each of the graduates with their name written on fondant that I had made to look like lined paper. I wish I had taken a better picture, but here is my favorite graduate with her cupcake!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Monkey Jumping on the Bed!

This was made for a Baby Shower. The top cake was banana cream pie cake layered with banana slices and vanilla buttercream. Candy bananas topped the chocolate fudge cupcakes.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Martha Martha Martha!

First of all...I have been wanting to make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcake. I've had ideas of my own but went searching for a yummy peanut butter frosting recipe. Martha to the rescue, not only did she have a peanut butter frosting recipe she had the whole sha-bang. Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes on page 56 in the Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Book. 

Now this brings me to another idea. Some time ago I applied for a spot in a baking club that is dedicated to this very book. The Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club (MSC) is a blog that chooses one cupcake a month out of the book and all the members bake it, decorate it and blog about it. Well....either I was snubbed OR the waiting list really is that long. Sooooo, what the hell, I am creating my own baking club and so far it has one member...ME. Each month I may or may not choose a cupcake out of this book and I may or may not blog about it. I like my rules better anyway!

Presenting the first cupcake made from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes

MUST be eaten with a tall glass of ice cold milk. The icing is to die for. AH MY GAH! Seriously, thinking it would go great on chocolate cupcakes even better. The cake was a little more dense then I usually like but it truly tasted just like a pb&j. I used homemade raspberry preserves and squirted it into the middle of each cupcake using what I like to call the "twinkie tip" or for you go-by-the-book people Wilton tip #230. I topped them all with the frosting and drizzled a little more preserves on top. My husband and neighbor were very happy!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's a.........

One of my best friends is expecting a baby! She through a party to find out and share with friends and family what she was having. It was even a surprise to the proud parents. I was given a sealed envelope from the ultra sound tech. Enclosed was a sonogram picture. I was so very honored to be given this exclusive info and the job to make a cake! Now, will the inside of the cake be pink or blue????

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!