Saturday, June 20, 2009

Frugal Frosting in July

I didn't use all the frosting I made for my trip to Virginia- So I had to leave a little something for my roommates to enjoy. The night before, Mike and I had made S'mores brownies, so I used those to some off.  

Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Cupcake with:
Peanut Butter Frosting and Brownie
Mocha Frosting
Coconut Frosting and Hershey's Dark Chocolate Chunk
Vanilla Frosting with S'mores Brownie

All the Sweets, You Shouldn't Eat

When my Pepere passed this year, it was decided he'd be buried at Arlington National Cemetery for his commitment and dedication to both the United States Air Force and Army. 

My Pepere was also, if not more committed to his sweet tooth, forget diabetes. That's why, when all our family met up from various ends of the country at the end of June, I thought cupcakes would be a cheerful way to remember Pepere for his favorite sweets; coconut, chocolate, PB, and strawberries. 

(Pictures to come- Have to steal them from my mom's camera!) 

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cups
Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting and Chocolate Curls
Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Whipped Topping and Fresh Strawberries
Vanilla Cake with Coconut Butter Cream

A Girl's Best Friend (June cont'd)

A Green Goodbye

One of my roommates was finishing up her co-op position and requested a cake to bring in on her last day. She worked in the 'maps and something or other' section of City Hall. Everyone at the office loved it! 

The problem I envisioned in planning, was carving sheet cakes into a round sphere...
But Wilton didn't let me down- they make a sports ball pan set that I found on Amazon. I used cardboard and skewers for supports so it wouldn't go rolling away in transport.

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting and Fondant Continents!
I think this was one of my favorite cakes I've made so far.

Jam Packed June

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting


On a prettier note...
I got bored the day I made this- I remember I sat and practiced fondant flowers forever- so long in fact, that when Mike came to pick me up for dinner I was still in my pajamas at the kitchen table, fondant in hand.

Girl Apartment Cake
Lemon Cake with Butter Cream Frosting and Marshmallow Fondant


Purple Sugar Cookies! Needed a quick fix.

Sugar Cookie Sandwich with Vanilla Frosting