Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Shake your bonbon

For Christmas, I received a small sphere silicon  pan. And in February, I finally got to play with it. My first creation were little cheesecake bonbons. Here's how that went.
First I painted the mold with some colored candy melts. You don't want to use too much of the candy melts, as you will then have a thick shell. But on the other hand you want to make sure you paint enough of a shell to hold the filling.
This time around I used a no bake cheesecake mix. I was short on time, and it was just the easiest thing at that moment. I used a 1 ounce scoop to fill my mold.
Then I topped off the bonbon with the graham cracker crust, trying to make a nice level bottom on each one.
Topped off with a little contrasting drizzle of chocolate, and these little guys were good to go. And oh how good they were!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet Dreams

One of Samantha's classmates had a sleepover themed birthday party earlier this month. Her mom asked me to make a bed cake with seven little girls in it. She sent over a picture she found online to show me what she was thinking of. I based my cake from that photo and decorated it using the birthday girl's favorite colors of pink, red and teal.
Seven little happy faces all snug as a bug in a rug.
Her Mom said I didn't need to put all the little details that were on the other cake because she was worried they would be a lot of work. But the devil is in the details right. What's a party without cake and popcorn anyway.
And there has to be a teddy bear for sleeping.
The bunny slippers are my absolute favorite thing on this cake.  The bottle of nail polish and make-up I got straight off the invitation.
At least the cat is sleeping because we all know there is very little of that going on at a sleepover party.
The seven girls in the bed represent the birthday girl turning seven.  I know there were a lot more girls at the party, who I'm sure all slept well that night after the fun they had a the party (well, at least Samantha did).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Twice as Sweet

A little over a year ago, my friend Jess and her family got a surprise of a lifetime when they discovered their family of four was going to become a family of six. Now their twins, Easton and Giana, are one, and I had the fun task and honor of making their first birthday cake. Jess was a sweetheart, and let me have creative control over the cake. The only thing Jess asked for was for the cake to be split in decoration to represent each twin.   I decided to keep my design a secret and set to making a cake for all.
It was fun to create the very different sides, so the twins each had a unique cake.
I went with baby blue and apple red for Easton.  I love the color combo.
Miss Giana got her girly ruffles in pink and orange for her side.
Jess had mentioned that the twins love pizza, and while she was having a pizza party for their birthday, she didn't want a big pizza cake.  But she did think it would be cute if the smash cakes looked like pizzas.  I agreed and made these little personal pan pizza cakes for them.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Sew Magical cake for Mackenzie

I know it's been a long, long time...ok, let's face it, it's been two months, since I posted here. Must admit, I had a little holiday baking burnout. That paired with my hubby upgrading our computer to Windows 8, and me being afraid to upload any pictures of stuff I have made in fear of losing a lot of family pictures, didn't help. So here I am, finally ready to due some blogging. Back in January, our middle child Mackenzie turned six. Her theme this year was Lalaloopsy. This was a fun cake to put together and it helped that I had a bunch of mini Lalaloopsy dolls to help decorate it with. To make this cake even more fun, I decided to make the cake itself, have polka dots.
To make the polka dots, I  made some colored cake balls just like I was making cake pops. I made a vanilla cake like normal, filling a cake pan with half the batter. Then I put the cake balls on top of the batter.
After that, I put the rest of the batter in the pan, covering up the cake balls.
Cutting into the cake revealed the dots inside. I think the kids liked it. I did discover one thing with this process.  You don't want to put too much frosting in the cake balls, which I managed to do.  I think this slightly effected the dots inside when we cut the cake, and they didn't look as clean as I would have liked them to.
The rest of the pictures speak for themselves.  I used fondant and icing to decorate. And of course the mini Lalaloopsy dolls with their pets.

Mackenzie was thrilled with her cake and a fun day was had by all.