Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sharing Easter Cupcakes

Hey guys! Feel free to share you Easter cupcake or cake creations. Send them to me in an email or on facebook and I will share them here on the blog. Can't wait to see what everyone has made!! Happy Easter everyone!


Easter

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Returning soon!

Hey guys!!

Thanks everyone for your understanding!!  This semester my classes have taken so much of my time I haven't made any new cakes. I will be back at it soon though!! I will be making up for it during break!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Classes Have Started!

Hey guys! I haven't gotten lost... yet! My college classes have started back again and I'm playing catch up to get everything lined out. I promise I will be back soon with a few tutorials!!! I have some good ones for you!!!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Plants vs Zombie Cake How to Make Peashooter

The Plants vs Zombie Peashooter is my favorite plant from the game. It is just so cute. I'm really going to have to play this game. Looks like loads of fun!


마눌님이 peashooter..
By hidefx

Aint he just a cutie!! Silly me didn't get a good picture of one of our fondant peashooters. Leason learned.

SUPPLIES:
fondant
food color
black food marker
ball fondant tool
fondant veiner tool
tooth pick
sharp knife
small leaf cutter

 1. Color some fondant the green you want. Start with a ball about the size of a quarter. You can make it any size you want. :) We made some smaller ones for the cake too. Roll it until it is smooth. If you are having a hard time getting it smooth, try about 10 seconds in the microwave.

2. Pinch the end a little to make it more narrow on the end. We then used the edge of the table to roll out the shape better and smoother. This lets the back half hand off and keep its shape. You could use a small white Wilton rolling pin too.

3. Press the smaller end of the shape onto a flat surface. Gently. Don't want to loose the shape, just want to flatten out the end just a little.

4. Now with the small end of the ball tool, make a dip into the flat narrow end. This will make the mouth. You will have to wiggle it around a little to get it to open up.

5. This is what you will get.

6. With your thumb and first finger, pinch the edge to thin it out a bit. This will give the peashoot its wide mouth look.

7. Roll out a small snake for the stem. Attach them to each other with a tooth pick.

 8. With the black food marker Place two dots for the eyes.

9.  Roll out a small amount of green for the leaves. You can use any small leaf cutter you like. We used the one that came with a Wilton rose kit.

10. With a veiner tool, mark the lines that a leaf would have. Just gives it that extra touch of awesome. Do that for each leaf you make.

11. There is what the leaves look like. He is now ready to be placed on the cake. He is a little top heavy. In places I didn't want him to fall over I used icing to glue the back of his head in place.

This is the only picture I got of them. I will remember next time to get better pics of the small items.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pinetrest Inspired Rainbow Party

Hey everyone!! I thought I'd take a minute to share a picnic we had this summer that was inspired by pinterest.com. We had so much fun!!! I'm not sure what was more fun; thinking of fun ways to make rainbow food or making them. Thanks to Pinterest we had a blast!

Rainbow jello. :) Made with all sugar free jello. The blue and purple were unflavored jello flavored by kool aid and Solo sweetener. 

Rainbow pasta. Food color dyed pasta. The kids loved it!!

Rainbow cupcakes. Airheads candy was used for the rainbows and icing for the clouds.

Another rainbow pasta!!! Gotta love it!!

Rainbow fruit!!

Rainbow cookies!! and Candies!!!

Rainbow deviled eggs!!


We had other foods there too. It was a great cook out. I just wish we could have made rainbow hotdogs or hamburgers. LOL We have so much fun with theme picnics. Our next one is a "just bee-cause" picnic. :)

Plants vs Zombie Cake Tutorial Step 2 - Garlic

Welcome to the Plants Vs Zombies Garlic tutorial! To me this is the fun part of the cake. Making food that looks like games and things. This tutorial will go over the garlic from the game. I think it was my favorite one!!

Supplies:
fondant
fondant tools
sharp knife
water
food color

Aaaawww What a cute crazy looking thang! 

Let's get started on him. We only made two of these but you can make as many as you like.

1. Color some fondant a very light tan color. You can see in the picture above this one the white and tan colors. That will give you a little idea of what the color should be. Roll a small amount into a tear drop shape and flatten the bottom just a little. You can make it larger if you want. This size was just cute to us. :)

2. With a sharp knife cut the pointed end of the tear drop and turn on the side and do it again. You will end up with 4 points.

3. Separate the points. Just use the knife or fondant tool to gently push them apart.

 4. To make the ends a little more slender and more of a point gently roll each end between two fingers. This will also smooth out the edges that were cut giving it a cleaner more finished look.

5. Here is what they should look like. Its ok if they are a little different. It all works in the end. :)

6. Use the back of your knife or fondant tool to make "marks" from each cut to the bottom of the garlic.

7. Now use the knife to cut a slit for a mouth. It just wont be as cute without it. How can they eat the zombies without a mouth. lol

8. Roll out a small amount of white fondant very thinly. This will be used for the teeth and eyes. Cut out tiny squares for the teeth. Roll tiny balls for the eyes and flatten a little before attaching.



9. With a small amount of water glue the teeth into the mouth. I didn't get pics of the eyes but also glue the eyes into place with the water.

10. Here is what you get. Cute right??? Now use a food marker and make a small dot in the center of the eyes. And you have finished.

Not bad right?? I just love these guys!! I haven't played the game but I may have to give it a try now. Just let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Plants vs Zombie Cake Tutorial Step 1 - Making a Fondant Fence

Let's all get down to the fun!! Figuring out new cake designs is always fun for me. If I could make a new design every time I'd be a happy caker!!



Supplies:
3 tier cake (any size)
fondant
icing
food color
sharp knife
fondant tools
straws
cake boards


1. First crumb coat and cover all your tiers in brown fondant. Before you stack your cake we will add the green "grass". Roll out your green fondant and drape loosely over the brown fondant.

2. Trip the extra green fondant so it doesn't pull on the cake and it also makes it easier to work with. I stacked my cake as I went. You don't have to do it that way. You can cover each cake in grass then stack if you want.

3. With a sharp knife cut the wavy grass design into the green fondant. I just freehanded it but you can mark out your design with fondant tools first if you like. Which ever way you feel comfortable. No worries if it isn't perfect. It all looks great in the end.

4. Sorry for the crazy colors on this picture. lol It's not so easy to make a cake with one hand and take pictures with the other. lol Now with a fondant tool (the veiner one) make straight line marks to give the look of grass. I like the suggestive look of this grass and now use the grass tip and icing. Gives it a much cleaner look.

5. See how cute. Now stack all your tiers together. Now you are ready for the fun part!

6. Roll out some white fondant and cut small strips. I'd say they are just over 1/4 inch wide. I just did this freehand because the fence has lots of slats but you can also use the Wilton fondant ribbon cutter. That would give it a more uniform look. Glue the strips tot he cake with just a little water.

7. Cut more strips roughly the same width. Then cut them to 2 inches in length. You can also use 2 1/2 inch lengths. Cut one of each and see which one you like better. I had a bit of a problem with bulging on the bottom tier so I went with larger slats for the fence.


8. To give it a more fence look, cut each side of the top to create a point. Isn't that cute!!!

9. Here you can see the bulging. I hate that!!! I should have filled the cake pans just a little more so the cake was more even before I crumb coated it. Live and learn. lol Now just use a little water on the back of each slat to glue the slats to the fence. There you have a cute little fence on your cake. I then used a grass tip and some icing to make the grass around the bottoms of each tier. I did it before making the fence but it would have been easier to do it after. But that is me.... I can't do anything the easy way!!

More steps to come!! Keep watching. :)