Posted by Steph on Oct 3, 2013 in 3D Cakes
, My Cakes
Well with this October cake, Fall is officially here! I have to give credit where credit is due for the inspiration for this cake – one of my favorite magazines – Food Network. They featured this awesome cake in their most recent issue of the magazine, but you can see the instructions online on their website. While I didn’t follow their cake/icing suggestions, I did follow their basic construction directions and had great success. I would rate this as a pretty easy project, provided you have played around a little with making a cake before. Overall I found it went together pretty fast – I spent much of my time waiting for the freezer parts for it to firm up. But I kept busy during that time by baking some spice cake cupcakes and whipping up some cream cheese icing for those. I’d say that’s a good use of free time!
I lack 9″ pans so I used four 8″ round cakes for this. The caramel square amount is very accurate. This was certainly a fun cake to make.
Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Cupcakes
, My Cakes
I’ve made lots of cakes for my husband’s work over the past few years, but cupcakes always seem to go over well. I think it is in part because of the variety of flavors I can do. I must say, it is fun to create these delicious cupcakes ~ almost even more than a decorated one. I’m guessing that is because I’m a sucker for a delicious dessert! So for September I did cupcakes again. I brought back an old favorite (Peanut Butter/Chocolate ~ which always goes over well) and brought in 2 new ones!
Apple Spice Cupcakes with Buttercream and Caramel Drizzle & Pecans
“Almond Joy” Cupcakes ~ Vanilla Cupcake with Coconut Buttercream,
Toasted Coconut & a Chocolate Covered Almond
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream & Chopped Peanut Butter Cups
Here is the Nov cake for DH’s work. This is a 10″ round cake with chocolate buttercream and a 6″ round, 3 layer cake on top, iced in chocolate buttercream and fondant strips on the outside to make a “basket”. All of the leaves, apples and acorns are fondant. Happy Fall!