I recently made a Rapunzel-themed cake and cupcakes for a 6 year old’s birthday. I loved the movie so making the cake and cupcakes was a joy!
Rapunzel is on a carrot cake with raisins and walnuts, covered with a cream cheese buttercream frosting, covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant. Rapunzel is hand-painted on marshmallow fondant.
The cupcakes were devil’s food with chocolate buttercream frosting, decorated with hand-painted marshmallow fondant disks.
These were so good! A vanilla cupcake with a fresh keylime custard piped into it, then covered with a keylime buttercream, topped with a keylime slice and green sprinkles. So delicious!
One evening I got it into my head that I wanted tea & scones. Well I have plenty of tea, my favorite kind being English Breakfast, but no scones. So my husband and I decided we would give baking some scones from scratch a try.
Now if you aren’t familar with scones, they are sort of like a sweet biscuit, not as sweet as a cookie though. The batch we whipped up were from All Recipes, and feature chocolate chips! From what I’ve come to understand a traditional scone will have dried fruit in it, like cranberries.
Some folks do a “drop biscuit” kind of scone, but we used a biscuit cutter to shape ours.
After the scones were done I made us cups of English Breakfast with sweetner and milk and we ate a few while they were still warm. so good! Next time I want to try the fruit version and top them with jam and whipped cream like the English do!
For a friends recent birthday I created Doctor Who themed desserts. The cake is called a Tardis, and it’s how the Doctor and his companions travel through space and time. The cake was vanilla which I colored to match the outside, it was covered in buttercream and decorated with marshmallow fondant.
The cupcakes were chocolate with a Kaluha mocha buttercream frosting, and decorated with hand-painted marshmallow fondant disks.
I recently participated at the Rock and Roll Throwathon at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, FL. The Throwathon featured 6 potters giving live demonstrations accompanied by some classic rock and roll.
For the 2 day event I made a bass guitar cake and some coconut cupcakes. The bass was half chocolate and half vanilla cake, covered with buttercream and decorated with marshmallow fondant. I had a blast at the Throwathon and even made some pottery myself!
Well I tried making up a batch of sugar-free sugar cookies from a recipe I found on Mahalo unfortunately they did not taste nearly as good as they looked! I had a diabetic friend give one a test bite and my fears were confirmed. No way no how!
I’d love to find a good recipe like this, one where I can use my cookie cutters and be able to decorate. But so far that magic recipe is eluding me!
I found a wonderful cake mold and of course I had to try it out right away! The cake is devil’s food, with a mocha butttercream frosting. The cake was then decorated with marshmellow fondant, then painted to look more realistic. The mini seashells are also marshmellow fondant.
Various fun cookies we have made lately.