Friday, January 30, 2009

Panda Cupcakes for a Kickin' Kung Fu Panda Party

This year we decided to surprise Ryan with a Kung Fu Panda birthday party. He had no idea we were going to do this. We invited a bunch of his friends over for the excitement. Each of the kids were given a foam sword and a balloon. They were asked to keep the balloons off of the ground, and they could only use their swords. It turned into a giant sword fight, but the kids had a blast! After the sword game, each of the kids were able to make an oragami frog. Then they were given a bowl of noodles and chopsticks, where they had to eat the noodles only using the chopsticks. Then they got to eat the yummy panda cupcakes (which were decorated with mini oreos and mini chocolate chips) and ice cream. Party favors were given out in Chinese "Take Out" boxes. What a fun party!

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

M*A*S*H Cake

This cake was requested for a M*A*S*H themed birthday party. It is a carrot cake with cream cheese filling and toasted pecans. It should be pretty delicious!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Making of the Tree Cake

I've had a lot of people ask me how I made the Christmas Tree Cake, so I decided to post pictures of the making. There is a one-inch dowel going down the center, and then I supported each layer with small dowels. The trunk of the tree was a 6 inch round cake. The three tree levels were 12", 10", and 8". Each a different flavor, and trimmed just to the right size (thanks to my hubby who drafted it out in Auto Cad for me). Each level was crumb coated with a butter cream frosting, and covered with a home made marshmallow fondant. I painted the fondant with an edible luster dust which gives it a shine. The round decorations were cut out of fondant, and the swirls were piped on with a green butter cream. The tree skirt is made with fondant, and the fringe was piped on with frosting using a grass tip. This was such a fun cake to make. I'm aching to make another creation.