Saturday, August 3, 2013

Garden Cupcakes

Chocolate Garden Cupcakes

I made some chocolate cupcakes, frosted them in chocolate icing covered them in crushed oreo and then decorated them with fondant that I molded into tiny vegetables.  I got the idea from Pinterest.

 They were a hit at the local farmer's market here in Nome.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Purple Ombre Wedding Cake

I made this cake for a friend as a wedding gift.  This cake turned out better than I had expected. The bride's only request was that it had purple in it everything thing else was up to me.  My original plan was to make a white fondant cake with purple flowers.  After hours of baking I nixed the fondant idea and decided to stick with buttercream (plus it tastes better).

I used 12 in, 9 in, and 6 in cake rounds. Each tier has two layers of cake.  Bottom tier is white cake with tundraberry jam filling, Middle is chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, and top is a strawberry flavored cake with vanilla buttercream filling.

After frosting each tier with a layer of buttercream I piped simple roses using Wilton's 2D tip.

 Making the buttercream roses is a very easy process.  You just start from the inside working out and spiral around in a circle. The 2D tip is what makes this look beautiful. There are numerous You Tube videos on how to do this... here is one: Rose Swirl 2D tip

After making all the rose swirls I felt like the cake needed something more.  So I made these cute white ruffle flowers. 

For the leaves I just cut out leaf shapes and used my fondant ball tip tool and rolled it around the edges.  The centers of the flowers are edible silver dragees glued with a little corn syrup.

Isn't it gorgeous!

 The bride gave me a lot of flexibility on this one.  I am glad it turned out well.