Monday, May 30, 2011

1st Birthday Cake & Cupcakes

A very sweet little girl turned 1 this weekend and her favorite animal is a ladybug. Her middle name is rose so her mom wanted me to combine those two for cake and cupcakes. This was my first time doing buttercream roses and I think they turned out pretty well!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Three layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganache buttercream filling for this birthday cake. We had a kid/adult party for my good friend and while it was chaotic and crazy, it was also fun. I hope everyone had fun and the birthday girl enjoyed her party. Oh and yes those are Angry Birds on top! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ballet Cake

This cake was made for Riley's ballet teacher who we love. My famiy has known her for more than 30 years, and we felt she deserved a ballet cake! The cake is Champagne Cake with Champagne Buttercream. The roses are handmade out of fondant.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I had to do cupcakes for a donation for a friends auction and I decided to try out a couple new recipes. All were AMAZING!! I made Chocolate Rolo Cupcakes, Lemon Burst Cupcakes with a Lemon Curd filling, and Champagne Cupcakes. I wanted to try out the champagne cake recipe for an upcoming wedding that I am baking for. Marin- this cupcake was so good, I'm sure you guys will love it!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Brazilian Brigadieros!

I saw this recipe on Epicurious and they looked so good, that I had to try it. The only thing I would change is the sprinkles you roll them in. I would use a much better quality sprinkle or dark chocolate nibs I found at Central Market. These are a very sweet but not too sweet brazilian fudge. Again, so yummy!

French Macarons

I have attempted French Macarons before and they were awful, but I think they are so pretty that I wanted to try again. These are french macarons with a chocolate raspberry ganache filling. So good!