My friend got engaged and I want to make her a little gift basket. So I put a few things together and knew I wanted to make her some special cookies. The little stick people are my favorite. I use these little sugar pearls for the engagement ring.
This was my first real experience with writing on cookies with royal icing. I also got this tool and I can’t believe I did cookies without this magic little tool. I also love Americolor color Soft Gel Paste it is what I use for cookies and cakes, the colors are so great and vibrant!
What are you favorite royal icing tools?
These were super fun and easy! I used square cookie cutters and royal icing, the sprinkles were awesome to make the “people”.
Yet another baseball cake!! What can I say my nephew really loves baseball. This year I went for a stadium.
I wish I had gotten pictures of how I stacked the cakes but unfortunately I did not. I used the grass tip for all the buttercream and fondant for the decorations. The “stands” are rice krispie treats and fondant. I used royal icing for my “glue” to get the sprinkles to stick. I think I turned out pretty good although I would spend a little more time perfecting the stadium next time.
Hope this gives someone a different idea 🙂
My nephew decided he wanted a multi-sport cake this year! This is what I came up with.
It is pretty straight forward!
My family loves carrot cake!! It’s requested regularly. I get bored of the plain look, so I tried something new this time. I love all the little carrots around the side! Super simple and cute!
For my stepkids 11th and 13th birthday we did a Starwars theme this year. I made the cake…this was the biggest, heaviest cake I’ve made yet.
This was my first time making fondant myself and it was easy and tasted great! Although I did not make the black fondant. Black fondant is a pain to tent.
For the Yoda head I used half a ball cake and used fondant over it. On the Chewy part I used a grass tip to make his fur (this tip is amazing for a lot of things). R2-D2 was pretty easy.
My stepkids loved it and I loved it! I’ll be posting their party soon! It was a really fun party to plan!
I have made A LOT of cupcakes. This is by far one of my favorites! Everyone loved them and I am so excited to make them for Thanksgiving (so is my husband:))
I got the recipe from Life, Love & Sugar. The only modification I made was that I used store bought caramel and melted it down with a little milk, I was in a bit of a time crunch and did’t have time to mess with making it from scratch, yes I know it’s not that hard 🙂 I just chose to do this because I was in hurry!
You all should make these!! SOO delicious!
I had a small family birthday party for my Papa. I started searching for what kinds of cake to make. I knew he wanted chocolate with buttercream frosting, but I was stumped on how to decorate the cake!! I decided to go for a plain look, I am actually pretty happy with how it turned out. I used the “spoon technique” to get the texture on the cake. I got some paper straws and thread and make the topper myself.
I also decided to do a few sugar cookies with royal icing! YUM!
At our small group I was tasked with bringing dessert! I knew I wanted to do something fall themed, so I took to Pinterest and found this AMAZING recipe from Cooking Classy! I decorated mine a tad differently. I am so upset I didn’t get pictures of how I did my own pumpkin candies. I’ll do my best to explain here.
I got white melting chocolate and added in orange till I got the color I wanted. I then used a star tip to make the ridges of the pumpkin. I made a MESS the first few times, found our you need it to be pretty cooled off, in order for it to hold the ridges! I added the brown stem with the same technique.
If you want pumpkin cupcakes, I definitely recommend this recipe. I had many people say they don’t like cake but they LOVED these!
Here is my last cake. Click here to see #1 and #2. This was a last minute cake that I decided to make the night before.
This was by far the most simple cake out of the three. I love how it turned out!
I used the ball cake pan again to make half a ball. I got store bought frosting (I normally don’t). I have seen this technique done before but was a little worried how it was going to work on a rounded surface. (Note: I always freeze my cakes before frosting).
Warm your frosting up in the microwave. I did 30 second increments till it was runny but not hot. Then I started to pour moving in circular motions. You will use the whole can of frosting. I did two coats. After 15 minutes I scooped up the leftovers on the mat and microwaved it and poured again. I was so impressed with how well this worked.
For the cupcakes I used the same microwaved frosting to dip the cupcakes in. This worked really well to give a smooth surface to put the red laces on. I had some leftover green frosting from my previous cakes that I used to put “grass” around the big ball. I love how this one turned out.