Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Polka dots are all the rage

I just love polka dots.  Especially for babies. I even designed Bear's nursery around a polka dot theme.  So when I was asked to design cupcakes for a baby boy shower, that was the inspiration. 

This was no ordinary baby shower, though. There was none of the usual ahhhhing and gawking at the mother's belly.   This baby was not there in his mother's belly.  Nope.  This baby is soon to be coming home from China.

I was thrilled to be part of it.






Buttercream icing with fondant accents

Friday, September 24, 2010

Babies and Roses

Here's what I've been working on this week.  I've develop a smaller version of the cupcake bouquet.  I've learned (the hard way) that the bigger ones just don't travel very well.  It's still beautiful, and a very unique gift.   Who wants real flowers when you can get CUPCAKE flowers?


 

 And these were for a surprise baby shower.  I just love all of the different little expressions on the baby faces.  I made the faces from fondant and edible marker.  Every thing else is buttercream.  They were a hit! 



 
 
 
 



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Crabby Patty Cupcakes

for a SpongeBob Birthday Party.





Yellow butter cake buns.  Chocolate buttercream hamburger patties with vanilla buttercream lettuce, tomato, and mustard (or cheese).  Sorry, I'm not up to date on my SpongeBob trivia!



Speaking of trivia... here's some for ya!  From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants .

Even though the show is based underwater, the characters can only swim in goo, in Goo Lagoon and in swimming pools. Also, some episodes have featured fires. In "Life of Crime", however, Patrick questions that how can there be a fire if they are under water. The fire then goes out. Also in "Party Pooper Pants", when SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick get there invitations to the party and the writing is all smudged, they talk about the things that can't occur underwater. So they throw the letters into a fire.

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Custom Cupcakes





9 adult birthdays

4 anniversaries

2 kid birthdays
and 1 baby on the way...

Now that's what I call custom cupcakes.

I had a bit of a hard time trying to come up with a cohesive theme for all of these occasions rolled into one big celebration. But I think keeping them all in the same colors makes it totally work.

I got to try some new techniques on these... embossing (flower pattern imprinted on the heart fondant cutouts) as well as rubber stamping (happy birthday message stamped onto fondant).

I love how everyone gets their own individual cupcake and yet they all coordinate together.

Happy Birthday. Happy Anniversary. Congratulations!!!