Monday, June 27, 2011

Hibiscus Flower Cupcake

I made these cupcakes for a returning customer that I appreciate greatly.  She is truly a fan of my work.  I met her about a year ago that she ordered a cupcake tower for her 25th birthday.  She knew exactly what she wanted and I was so happy to please her.  She contacted me again because now she was having her bridal shower and her theme was Hawaiian.  She showed me her invitation and it had a pink hibiscus flower. She wanted something around those lines or maybe sandals, or something depicting Hawaii.  She told me she trusted me fully.  So I decided since it was a bridal shower, to go with the flowers.  I think they came out great and they are only made out of MMF mixed with a bit of tylose.  I liked how they came out, but my client was even more impressed.  She said: "I thought they would be a small little flat flower!"  I also made cake pops for her and  chhocolate covered Oreo cookies in her colors, lime green, hot pink and orange. The cupcake flavor was red Leelee's moist red velvet recipe with my specialty cream cheese frosting!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Single flower Cake

This cake was made for a cupcake tower for a wedding.  Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the cupcakes.  Hopefully the bride did, and later on I can get pictures of them.  This was a yummy Leelee's red velvet cake (It has become a hit, super moist recipe) with my secret creamcheese buttercream filling.  The cake was coated with the creamcheese buttercream and then covered with ivory Marshmallow Fondant. Delish!  The flower was white with a darker ivory center. The bride loved a three tiered wedding cake I had made for a friend.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beach/luau Cake

This was a big buttercream sheet cake.  I really don't love making sheet cakes.  I find them to be blah, unless you really do things to them that give them some dimension.  Really, they're just a cake.  I rarely get to work with buttercream, but every once in a while a client wants a buttercream cake. Well, I must say that I enjoyed tinting the buttercream and giving the water a bit of dimension.  Used some fondant to make the sun and the palm trees.  All in all, I was pleased with how it came out.  Not so blah after all!