Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Candy Cane Cupcakes

Today my son's after school piano club had a Christmas party. He asked me to bring in cupcakes, so of course, I obliged :) I had a new holiday-ish recipe I'd wanted to try out, so really he didn't have to ask me twice!

~Candy Cane Cupcakes~
{Chocolate cupcake with candy cane pieces. Peppermint buttercream frosting with bits of candy cane. Topped with a mini-candy cane, or Candy Cane Hershey Kiss.}

When I brought the cupcakes in, the teacher said, "Oh that's nice! You didn't have to go buy something so extravagant!" I said I didn't, I made them :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Angry Birds

I received a birthday cake order for a boy who loves Angry Birds. I will admit, I've never played the game. I know it is shocking to most people :) I'm not a video game person, and if I do play any sort of video games, it's word games, or puzzle games.

Anyway, I had to do a little research to find out more about Angry Birds. The customer said they did not care which bird I did , their son loved all of the characters. After researching , I found that the red one seems to be the main character. At least, that's the one bird that most of the cakes I found were made of.

Here's my Angry Birds cake. It's a chocolate mud cake with a creamy chocolate frosting, and marshmallow fondant.Last week was a busy week. 80 cupcakes went out, and this cake. Next up, I have an order for a pumpkin cheesecake. Because, oh yes, I do more than cupcakes and cakes :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Strawberry and Chocolate Mix-Up Cupcakes

Yesterday I placed an order for two people who couldn't make up their minds :)
The cupcakes were for a little boy's school birthday treat, and the dad is in love with my strawberry buttercream, but the birthday boy wanted chocolate. So I did both!

Strawberry cupcakes with a rich chocolate frosting

Chocolate cupcakes with a creamy strawberry buttercream

Two more orders to make and deliver tomorrow morning, so I'm headed back to the kitchen!