I did this cake for 2 lovely ladies (mother & daughter) celebrating their birthday together. They gave me full range on this cake since they had no idea what they wanted. I figured what better way to celebrate a birthday than with a slice of birthday cake. ^_^ The chocolate cake was vanilla with buttercream and the yellow cake was pineapple with buttercream. All edible including the cherries on top of the cake slices (excluding the cherry stem). What a wonderful colorful birthday cake. Happy birthday again ladies.
I made this cake for my cousin Amanda's birthday. She loves candies and her favorites happen to be Kit-Kats and M&Ms, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate these two candies into the cake design. My family is pretty big so I had to make two of these cakes just to ensure everyone got a piece. I also made mini cupcakes with the birthday girl's name for a personal touch. If you love candies as much as my family does you will love this cake, very colorful and yummy.
Thanks to a wonderful tutorial I found online, I figured how to do cupcake cake pops. This was a cake pop bouquet paired with the cupcake rose bouquet just in case the birthday girl didn't want to share her beautiful cupcakes.
I finally learned how to do buttercream roses on cupcakes and wanted to do a rose bouquet with them. This was a bigger challenge then first anticipated anticipated. I filled the inside of the vase with rocks to make sure if it got top heavy it wouldn't tip over. I placed a round styrofoam inside my vase, this was going to hold my cupcakes. I started doweling my cupcakes to the styrofoam and they were way to heavy. The cupcakes started drooping and breaking off. I had to remove the cupcakes and adjust my styrofoam to make sure only half of it was sticking out of the vase. I placed the cupcakes back on the styrofoam and added green celophane in-between my cupcakes to cover the blank areas. This was not the sturdiest bouquet but it did hold. If I ever plan on doing this again I will assemble on site because the cupcakes were just to heavy.
Since fall is around the corner (even though it doesn't quite feel like it right now) I decided to try some apple cinnamon cupcakes topped with a honey buttercream. I took these cupcakes to work and overall got good feedback. The cake was good and had a texture similar to that of carrot cake, but the honey buttercream was too sweet for me. Looks like I need to go back to the drawing board and give it another go.
I know it has been a while since I posted anything new. I simply have been really busy and haven't had time to take pictures of my baked goods. But today both my sister and mom asked for the brownie cookies that I made last week... You know... the ones I forgot to take a picture of... needless to say these turned out to be a big hit! And I managed to get a picture this time. So here are my brownie cookies, they may not look exactly like brownies on the outside but they taste exactly like brownies, just in a cookie form.
I love these cookies and will definitely be making them again, especially during the holidays. The only problem I had while making these was that the batter equally tasted just as good. Which meant that I had to contain myself from eating it. :)