Archive for December, 2009

Fondant Circles & Letters

I made this cake a couple of months ago but never got the chance to post a blog about it.  I underestimated the time it took me to decorate the cake and ended up not getting a picture of the cake in my rush to get to our friend’s birthday party.

I saw this type of fondant letters covered in colored sugars in a magazine and wanted to test if the letters will really hold.  I added Gum-Tex to the fondant to make it harden faster/quicker.  To attach the sugars, I brushed the fondant with piping gel before sprinkling the sugars over the letters.

Be sure to make the letters in advance to ensure that the fondant hardens.


December 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

Baby Shower Rattle Cupcakes

These are baby rattle cupcakes for a baby shower.  My friend was attending a baby shower for her friend and asked me to make some cupcakes for her to take to the shower.  Normally, she would make the cupcakes herself but she is also pregnant and in her first trimester and these days, she just feels sick all the time.

I decided to make vanilla cupcakes using Billy Reece’s Vanilla Vanilla Cupcake recipe and for the first time also tried Billy’s Vanilla Buttercream recipe.  As I was only making 12 cupcakes for the baby shower, I asked my other friends to taste test the extra cupcakes I made.  The feedback is that these cupcakes are much lighter than the Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes and the icing was not too sweet (Billy’s recipe calls for 6-8 cups of sugar and I made sure I stuck to the 6 and nothing more).

December 18, 2009 at 6:45 pm 13 comments

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