Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Painter's Cake

Kristin turned 21 over the weekend. I made these vibrant multi-colored funfetti cakes for the painterly gal who loves all colors! It was our first day back for orientation training, so I made 3 dozen to share with some of our favorite people.

Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

End of Summer Sweetness

Yesterday was my last day at my internship with North End Scene. The creative director requested a raspberry chocolate combination cupcake. What a sweet ending to a wonderful summer. I really enjoyed working with everyone and learned quite a bit about the inner workings of a magazine. Thanks to Bobby, Jazz, and Lauren for a 'fabulous' first internship experience!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meeting Mason!

He may only be 5 months old, but I've already baked for him twice. Going to spend the afternoon at Mark's, I brought along these cute little critters in honor of baby Mason. 

Peach, Blueberry and Thyme Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
'Little Critter' Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Thanks to Mike for helping photo-document these while I crazily finished frosting that morning, and for being my thyme sprinkler and sprinkles coordinator. 

Suzie's Sugar Cookie Sharks

My very favorite bitty biddy loves her sharks, funfetti, and all things cute. So I made her sour cream cupcakes with a chocolate frosting, topped with shark sprinkles and a mini funfetti sugar cookie! YIKES- that's a crazy cupcake! But it's the perfect combination when your favorite people are feeling blue.

Some giant chocolate and raspberry frosted cookies ended up in the box too.... 

Chocolate Frosted Sour Cream Cupcake with Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Vanessa's Chocolate Raspberry Decadence

My lovely friend Vanessa was turning 21. She requested a chocolate raspberry combination for our night out. Below is a little step by step to the creation of her birthday cupcakes.

Cut out the cupcake center. Cut the excess cake off, and put the top aside.

Drop in a juicy raspberry!

Pour in hot gnache.

Put the tops back on.

Frost with a raspberry butter cream frosting.

Top with fresh raspberries, fondant flowers.

Raspberry Butter Cream Frosted, Raspberry Chocolate Gnache Filled Chocolate Cupcakes!!!
Happy Birthday Vanessa!!!

Hello from the 3rd Floor!

This summer heat (when it visits..) has been one of my baking challenges. My oven is OLD, gets too hot, and let's me play a guessing game at what 350F actually is. Here are some chocolate guys cooling off in the window getting ready for Vanessa's birthday. <3