Flip Flops & Flowers

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Birthday, Cupcakes, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, My Cakes

Here are some cupcakes for another summer/luau themed party.  These cupcakes are iced in buttercream with gumpaste flowers and flip flops added in.  So summery!

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Birthday Hula Party

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Birthday, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, My Cakes

My 7 yr old daughter decided she wanted a hula girl party for her 7th birthday with her friends.  So we went back and forth with a few design ideas and then she decided on a waterfall cake with palm trees.  This cake is a 6″ and 8″.  It is iced in butter cream.  The top palm trees are a fondant/gumpaste blend. The surf board is gumpaste.  The other flowers and palm trees are fondant.  For the waterfall, I first iced the cakes green. Then I roughly iced the waterfall in a light blue icing.  I then topped the blue icing with some piping gel tinted blue.  After that the other accents were added to hide the edges a bit.

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Pirate Luau Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Cupcakes, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, My Cakes

My sister and I have been hosting a Pirate-Luau themed summer party for 4 years now.  We just celebrated our 4th year last weekend.  It occurred to me as I prepped the treats for this year, that I hadn’t ever posted images from the past 2 yrs!  So this is a combined post of 3 years worth of cupcakes.

First I’ll start off with this year’s cupcakes.  I didn’t have a lot of time this year as we had 1 week to get ready for the party after my family was gone on a 2 week road trip.  So I didn’t do any fancy decorations this year…maybe next year 😉  I just went with some tasty flavors – I recreated some recent ones like the cappuccino cupcakes with coffee frosting, peanut cupcakes with peanut butter and chocolate icing, and then an old standby of pineapple cupcakes with coconut icing.

Last year I did chocolate cupcakes, a lime cupcake, and again the pineapple cupcake with coconut icing.  I made the decorations out of gumpaste:  flowers, a “coin” (painted with gold luster dust), and a pirate flag.  I know I’ll get questions about the pirate flag so the basics on it are as follows.  I found a rubber stamp with that image at a craft store.  I then took a black FOOD SAFE marker/pen and colored the stamp.  Then stamped it onto the cut out gumpaste white rectangle.  Obviously stamping onto soft gumpaste does require some care (don’t press too hard!), however since I wanted the “rippled” flag effect, I had to stamp before it dried.  You can stamp onto dried gumpaste as well.  To ripple the flag I just set it over a curved surface to harden and dry.

I also used that same skull stamp to stamp the  gold coins while they were still soft – though I did not use any ink – just the imprint of the stamp.

In 2009 I created the flower cupcakes as above, but I also made some plumeria (flowers of the lei), skulls & cross bones, treasure maps, and some pirate faces out of gumpaste.  The maps I let dry, then wrote on with food safe markers.  Same with the faces on the pirates.

And finally I wanted to share the photo of the cupcake stand my husband made for me.  This pic shows the palm leaves made of construction paper.  These worked fine…for one year.  The next year we re-cut them out of a green tarp.  These have held up wonderful now for 2 years and I’m sure they will be around for awhile.  He made the stand out of a plywood circle base, posts cut at an angle and covered in twine, and 2 more plywood circles on top.

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Luau Part 1

Here’s the first of 3 upcoming luau cakes.  This first is a hula girl inspired cake…grass skirt and a lei. 🙂  All fondant covered.  The lei flowers are gumpaste.

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Tropical Island

Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Birthday, My Cakes

Here again is an S&S creation made by my sister and I.  This cake is a 6″-8″-10″ that we made for her church gathering.  Fondant covered with fondant flowers.

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Luau Cake

Posted by on Sep 4, 2008 in Birthday, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, My Cakes

Well in 2 days we are having a pirate luau party.  The pirate cake is yet to come but I finished up the luau cake this evening.  Here’s the details ~ its an 8″ & 12″ stacked cake.  The 8″ is chocolate with a coconut buttercream filling and the 12″ is white cake with a pineapple filling.  Both are covered in a blue marbled fondant (hard to see in the pic).  The cake board itself is covered in crushed graham crackers for “sand” and the bamboo is hand painted fondant pieces.

The flowers are gumpaste hibiscus and plumeria.  Each hand made and hand painted by me.  The hibiscus took me about 9 min a piece to make.  I made 19 total but didn’t use them all (always good to have extras!)  It was my first time making them and I’m pleased with how they turned out.  Oh and a note that the bamboo has a little more yellowish tint in person.  It looks very brown in this pic.


Top View:

And a few other views

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Tropical Angel Food

Posted by on Aug 2, 2008 in Birthday, My Cakes

I made this pair of angel food cakes for my dad’s birthday party.  They are frosted in home made whipped cream icing and royal icing “hibiscus” flowers top it off.  We served it with a strawberry-raspberry sauce.  Delicious! 🙂  I had a hard time getting the colors to come out just right in the photo but the flowers are a dark teal/blue, bright/dark pink and a dark peachy-orange.

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Beach Cake

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in Birthday, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, Misc Cakes, My Cakes

This is an 11×15 sheet cake with fondant flowers around it, palm trees made with fondant on 1/2″ dowels and the figures are fondant/gumpaste.  Cake is iced with buttercream icing.

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