Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Cake Pops

Made some more cake pops for the 4th of July and they are going fast :-). My son and his buddies are definately ensuring that they don't go to waste! I had 36 of them yesterday morning and there are only 3 left today. They are all about chocolate ~ chocolate cake, chocolate fudge icing, and milk chocolate coat. I don't like white chocolate and since these were for us, I decided to make them with milk chocolate and use the red, white and blue icing to decorate them.

Friday, April 22, 2011

I've been hearing a lot about cake pops, so I decided to investigate and found out that these have been popular for a while. I decided to give them a try, but had problems with the chocolate - I just could not get it thin enough. I will have to keep trying as practice makes perfect :-) I decorated them for Easter and I think that for a first time, they actually came out quite nicely. The cake is chocolate, the frosting is chocolate and of course they were dipped in chocolate. Are you beginning to think that I have a chocolate addiction ... if so, you'd be totally right!!! I love anything chocolate but my favorite are the Lindt truffles and the Ferrero Roche bonbons. Also, let's not forget the bonbons from Leonidas, a chocolate store in Belgium and Holland! Yummy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh the pressure of trying to find something "cool" for a 15 year old boy!!! :-)

Then I had this little spark - my son and most of his buddies are totally into the Little Big Planet 2 game, so I thought I would give it a try and this is the result. It was a great hit!

The bottom two layers are chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse. The sack boy cake is butterscotch flavoured and a great complement to the chocolate. The whole cake was then covered in chocolate mousse. I added some icing sugar and cocoa powder to make the "knitted" effect on the top a little darker. The zipper, eyes and mouth are all cut from fondant.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Giant Cupcake

I took a class on how to make a giant cupcake and I'm loving it. They are so much fun! They can be used for kids birthdays, showers, adult birthdays ... their uses are limitless and the colour combinations are endless. One this size serves 25 people. Best of all is that you can have different flavours in one cupcake. I had a lot of fun with this and I can see make more in future.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Cake

Could not let Valentine's day go by without a cake, so Ta-Da!!! The cake is chocolate marble, with cream cheese filling. The crumb coat is also cream cheese flavoured. The cupid and heart were cut with my cricut cake - the cupid is from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge and the heart is from George. It took a couple of tries to get cupid cut properly. I found that it worked best after I put the fondant on the cricut mat and put the whole thing in the freezer for about 5 minutes. The cake is on a pedestal glass stand which compliments the cake very well, as the pedestal is a rich dark pink. We had it for dessert and everyone enjoyed it!