Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween sugar cookie overload!

Faced with a tray of these sugar cookies, it may be hard to decide which one to pick.  I won't tell if you take more than one!

Buttercream with black sparkly sugar

 Buttercream spider web

 Modified royal icing candy corn

 Witch's cauldron using modified royal icing

 Ghosts with marshmallow fondant - BOO!

 Coffins with chocolate buttercream

 Not-so-scary cats with buttercream and sprinkles

 Monsters with modified royal icing

 Moons with marshmallow fondant

 Spider webs with modified royal icing

Tombstones with chocolate buttercream tinted dark gray and black 

Chocolate indulgence!

The birthday girl's request was for a white cake with chocolate frosting.  This is a white chocolate cake, which adds a subtle yumminess to the taste of a white cake, frosted with a milk chocolate buttercream, using the petal effect.  Decorated with vanilla buttercream drop flowers.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Think back through your childhood memories of fall and Halloween, and I'm sure that somewhere in there, you remember biting into a sticky, sweet caramel apple.  The bliss of eating one is replicated here with a cupcake.

The cupcake has a mixture of fresh apples, frosted with a brown sugar icing, topped with a caramel glaze and a variety of sprinkles.  Pecans, candy corn, and Halloween sprinkles top these cupcakes.  Don't let the stick fool you, you'll need a fork to eat these gooey yet yummy treats!

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Don't you just love fall and all the tastes it brings?  One of the most popular flavors this time of year is pumpkin.  And with Thanksgiving soon approaching, pumpkin pie is an American tradition.

This year, let's shake it up a bit and instead of the usual pumpkin pie with a dollop of Cool Whip, why not serve a Pumpkin Pie Cake topped with either a cinnamon buttercream or cream cheese frosting?

Here is the Pumpkin Pie Cake in three different styles:

Eight inch round, two layers, topped and filled with cinnamon buttercream. 

 Six inch round, two layers, topped with cream cheese frosting and filling.

Nine by thirteen inch sheet cake, single layer, topped with cream cheese frosting.  This cake was made for Pastor's Appreciation Month, in honor of Pastor Mark Hecht, Light and Life Free Methodist Church, and his wife, June.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween sugar cookies

I really enjoy making sugar cookies, and having a holiday provides a perfect excuse!
These are sugar cookie cutouts topped with a variety of icing options.

The ghosts are covered with marshmallow fondant.  The skulls are covered with modified royal icing.  The pumpkins are covered with buttercream.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Upcoming holidays - place your orders now!

Halloween is only a couple weeks away!  Planning a party for your friends or children?  Need a great treat to offer your guests?  Have I got the dessert for you!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These cupcakes are made from scratch with chopped apple in the cinnamon cake, topped with a creamy frosting and caramel glaze.  Each cupcake comes with its own stick and sprinkled with a variety of Halloween themed treats, such as candy corn, pecans, or black and orange non perils.

You can get them boxed up for your party or wrapped individually as gifts.


Thanksgiving may seem ages away, but before you know it, it'll be upon us!  Do you love the flavor of pumpkin pie but just don't have the knack for making it?  Give me a call to place your order, not for pumpkin pie, but for:

Pumpkin Pie Cake

This pumpkin and spice filled cake can be topped with either a cream cheese frosting or a whipped cream frosting.  It will make a lovely addition to your dessert table.

Send me an e-mail, which can be found on the right side of my blog, to place your orders now.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Chocolate caramel toffee cake

This is a two-layer 8" round triple chocolate fudge cake with caramel and toffee chip filling, covered in chocolate whipped frosting, toffee chips, and dark chocolate drizzled on top.

Edited to add:  My customer sent me a picture of the inside of the cake. 

Cherry Chip Velvet Cake & Cupcakes

This is a cherry chip velvet cake, 8" round two layers, with a whipped frosting done in rose swirls and "painted" pink. 

The cupcakes are the same recipe with a swirl of whipped frosting and pink sugar crystals sprinkled on top.