Saturday, August 21, 2010

Baby Rattle Cupcakes

I made these for a friends baby shower. I got the idea on which is one of my favorite websites to get fun easy cake ideas. I decided to do mini cupcakes instead since it was for a brunch. They were a little time consuming (probably because I can't tie a bow very fast and I decorated almost 100 of them) but they were worth it. I enjoyed doing something different. I used gum drops and Dots for the end on the rattle (sucker stick). I used the regular cream cheese frosting with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry cake mixes.
We used the cake tower to display them at the shower. Sorry my camera didn't take the best of pictures. Who am I kidding? I'm no photographer. It was the user not the camera! Maybe one day I will learn a few tricks so I can have a more appealing dessert blog.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Edible crayons!

I found this idea on the Gourmet Mom on the Ethan and I had so much fun making these for his friends for a welcome home treat after the first day of school. They are so easy. All you do is take a pretzel rod cut it in half, dip the ends in whatever colored chocolate melts you want and then wrap them in these cute wrappers which you can print from the above website.
Click here if you want to print them or you can make your own.
*I would not recommend using card stock, it is way to hard to wrap around the pretzel. I used construction paper and printer paper which both worked good, the printer paper was easier to wrap.

Back to School Cupcakes

I made these for a special back to school party we had with some friends. Hopefully the kids were excited to go back to school after eating these fun cupcakes. I got the idea on the Gourmet Mom on the Go blog.
I used the lemon cream cheese frosting. The chalkboards are chocolate covered graham crackers, the chalk is Good n' Plenty candy, the apples are skittles with a green stem piped on (I used the #2 tip for the stem and the lettering.) If you don't have tips then you can put frosting in a ziplock baggie and barely cut the tip off one of the corners.
*Ethan and I also made these for his first grade teacher on the first day of school. I didn't get a picture but we wrapped them in cellophane like the apple ones we did last year. Ethan loved helping with these.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mini sport cupcakes

Jayna and I made these for her son's 3rd birthday. This was the quickest I have decorated any cake. I think we did it in 45 minutes which included tinting the frosting. I need to work with Jayna more often.
I was glad she wanted to do mini cupcakes, they are so fun to decorate.
For the footballs we used chocolate covered almonds and added the laces using Tip 2. The baseballs are bubble gums I found at a party store (I tried to find the foil wrapped chocolate sport balls but this was all I could find.) To do the grass we used the grass tip 233.