Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Edible Animal Cell Model

My friend's son had an assignment for school where he was required to make a 3d animal cell model.  It had to have all of the cell parts, such as the Nucleus, Nuclear Membrane, Mitochondrion, Golgi Bodies, etc.  He was told that he could make the model out of anything as long as it wasn't something that could get smelly in a couple of days.  Since one of his favorite shows is "Cake Boss", he decided he wanted to make it out of Rice cereal and fondant.  He came over tonight so that I could teach him how to work with fondant.  It was a lot of fun!  After showing him what to do, it was fun watching him create his animal cell.  I think it turned out great!  His work was phenomenal.  What do you think?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pink Cupcakes...... A lot of Pink Cupcakes!

Today I made 6 dozen cupcakes. They were for a Young Women New Beginnings.  I thought they turned out great.  They were frosted with about 5 different shades of pink frosting.  And.....they were DELICIOUS, if I do say so myself!  I experimented with the frosting and made it using butter, heavy whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.  I really think it was the best tasting frosting I have ever made.

Now on to my next project....  A Girl Scout Thin Mint cake.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cake Pops....Ryan's Class Treat

I have been a room mother many times in my kids classrooms.  Our school has a rule that  you have to take treats that are store-bought.  Well, I recently learned that if you have a Food Handler's Permit you can make treats at home.  It's amazing that I just barely figured this out.

Anyway, I am the proud owner of a Food Handler's Permit.  So, to celebrate Ryan's birthday I made cake pops for his class.  Cake pops are some of my favorite treats to make.  I didn't get too fancy with them, but I think the 8 and 9 year old kids in his class will LOVE them.

Happy 9TH Birthday, My Dear Ryan!

You can check out more of my cake pops HERE.