Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Daisy Cupcakes

Happy belated Easter and Passover everyone!  I made spring daisy cupcakes for our Easter celebration this year... Light and delicate, just like spring! ;-)

Vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, and little daisies made out of gum paste by my own two little hands! :-)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Toy Story Cake - Logan's Birthday

It was my little buddy Logan's 3rd birthday coming up, and he climbed into my lap and said... Jeannie, will you make me a Buzz and Woody cake???  Those adorable big brown eyes are impossible to say no to (not that I would have anyway)... So I started studying Woody and Buzz and a cake was made!!

The cake was chocolate, filling with chocolate pudding, iced with chocolate buttercream and covered with blue fondant.

I sculpted both figures out of dyed fondant, and even cut the clouds by hand!

 Buzz's space helmet was the plastic half of a prize from a gumball machine!!! :-)

Here is Buzz without his helmet

Happy Birthday Logan in Toy Story Font...

Toy Story 3 and Logan is 3... it all just worked perfectly.  His mom is going to post some pictures of him with his cake, so I will post those when I see them!  His face was priceless as he looked for me through the crowd, with his eyes all big and awesome, found me and said... THANK YOU JEANNIE!  ITS BUZZ!

He is the epitome of why I make these cakes!! :-)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Strawberry Rhubabrb Pie Cups

I am a big fan of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie... but my friend Lori is an even bigger fan.  At a Tastefully Simple party, I discovered that they make a Strawberry Rhubarb jam... so I had to get her some... at first taste, she was in love, and craving a pie!  I had to improvise.

I bought a jar, and made mini pies... I took my mini muffin pie tin out... greased it up, and then rolled tiny balls of pie crust... pressed then into the pan and and up the sides just like a big pie.  I took out a little spoon and filled each crust with some jam... took the leftover crust and made little crosses on top, and baked!

Viola... mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Cups!

They were a hit, and she was very happy... They got a little messy, but only the ones I filled a little too much! The crust was great though... I love crust!  I was going to make then into pie pops, but mini pies was more fun!!