Sunday, January 31, 2010

Figure skater...Isn't she lovely?

I love this cake. The best part of it was when I delivered it, there was a little girl there... she looked at the cake and was so impressed... She finally looked at me, and said: "That is a huge cupcake"... I just loved it! She made my day!

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to make a cute fondant penguin...

Start by using a small amount of fondant and giving it the shape of a pear. With a pair of scissors, cut both wings... Now, it's time for his white eyes and tummy... Just one piece of white fondant will do...
And finally, with some orange coloured fondant, form his beak and feet. Paint his eyes, and voila! A really cute penguin!

Ready for Club Penguin! Let's go and play!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A world of my own...

Spring is coming...!

This lovely watering can was a chocolate cake covered in buttercream. I used the flowers from Course 2, in Royal Icing, to decorate and give it that special spring touch...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Helping Haiti...

A Spanish rescuer carries a 2 year old boy, after he was found in a collapsed home in the aftermath of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 14, 2010.

If you want to help, but you don't how, get informed at the CBC News website . There are lots of ways to do it, even text messaging will do... Get informed!

Amanda's Apple Cake

Finally, Amanda, I found the recipe...

2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ts baking soda
1 ts salt
1 ts ground cinnamon
3 cups peeled, diced cooking apples
1 cup chopped pecans

1. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl; beat about 1 minute at medium speed of electric mixer.
2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating at low speed of electric mixer until blended.
3. Dredge apples and pecans in remaining 1/2 cup of flour, fold into batter.
4. Spoon batter into a 10" tube pan or two 8" greased pans. Bake at 325 degrees.

It goes really well with cream cheese icing... Picture via Madeline Strum

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Absolutely adorable...!

Isn't this picture lovely? I wouldn't eat these cupcakes, I will just stare at them... for hours... and probably, I would smell them... fresh baking... vanilla... Lovely!
I didn't make them... Cindy did...Cindy from My Romantic Home. Such a beautiful blog!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Back in style!

How do you like my new car? Well, I wish I could own this car... It's all cake! It's so amazing that I wanted to share it with you...
Great engine, too! You can see a video and photographs on how it was made here!
I hope you enjoy it!