Monday, August 24, 2009

FORE-ty!!! A Very Golf-y Birthday

So this weekend, one of my co-workers (at my day-job), commissioned me to make golf cupcakes for her fiance's 40th birthday party. This was SUCH a fun project - I felt like a kid making little tiny golf clubs, golf balls and flags! The best part, in my opinion, was the birthday boy leaning up against the flag for the "19th hole", with beer in hand and golf clubs off to the side. I hope he got a round of golf in on his birthday weekend!

For the cupcake tower, I used, for the first time and definitely not the last, an amazing product from The Cupcake Tree. This was their mini-cupcake tower that holds up to 100 cupcakes. What an awesome product! So sturdy, and you can decorate the tower any way you like! Very affordable, well made and definitely a hit in my book!! They also have ones that hold up to 300 cupcakes AND they make square ones too. They have great examples of decorating ideas on their website as well - check it out!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kids Stuff!

The past 2 weeks have been a lot of fun - I had two orders for kids cakes/cupcakes where I really got to experiment with making fondant and gumpaste animals. It was really fun!

Can you tell me how to Sesame Street?

First up was a Sesame Street themed 1st birthday cake for my best friend's son Matthew. I was so psyched to do this cake for them, 1) because Matthew is a little cutiepie and 2) because I can't believe my best friend from high school and I are now at the point in our lives where we're going to our CHILDREN's birthday parties!!

The 3 tier cake was all yellow cake with vanilla filling and frosting. It was decorated all in primary colors with beading around the base of each tier and there was a Sesame Street character on each level - Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and Oscar. We also made a smash cake for Matthew in the form of a giant cupcake!

The Smash Cake

Jungle Boogie, Jungle Boogie...

Next up was my nephew's 4th birthday! He had a jungle themed party in a park in Hoboken - the perfect location and a beautiful day! We made vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla frosting. For the kids at the party, each had a choice of a cupcake with a fondant jungle animal face - there were lions, tigers, elephants & monkeys to choose from. For the adults, there was a giant swirl of frosting on top. A little melty in the August heat, but it's my opinion that everyone should be licking their fingers at the tail end of eating a cupcake anyway! :)


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