rolling out the dough
March 30, 2010
Bakerella's recipe in my "to do" pile. I split the recipe in 1/2 because I knew I didn't need to make that many. Unlike Bakerella I didn't have any issues with my dough being extra sticky and found it pretty easy to work with. My husband walked in shortly after I finished frosting them. He was quite impatient when I told him he'd have to wait til the frosting set to try one. After about an hour I let him have one and he gave them a thumbs up...then he asked for one with chocolate glazed & coconut. That is the one kind I didn't make...maybe next time.
March 28, 2010
Stacy is also a baker..but she hasn't found time to work with fondant. She asked me if I would make some fondant golf themed cupcake toppers for her father in law's birthday. I used black dye thinned with vodka to paint the golf club handles & the flag numbers. I used Wilton pearl shimmer dust on the golf handles & flag poles so they would resemble metal. Happy Birthday Terry !
Here is a picture of the cupcakes completed by Stacy
Today my cousin, Tritia & I worked on Cascarones (confetti eggs) for their upcoming wedding. Collan made us a stand with nails so we could spray 2 dozen eggs at a time. The eggs are filled with Ecofetti. After spraying the eggs, we sprayed them with Valspar Pearl for an iridescent glow. We will be adding turquoise & raspberry when we make more. 4 dozen down, 12 dozen to go.
March 27, 2010
We had a family dinner on Thursday evening so I made one of my favorites...Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Italian Meringue Lemon Buttercream frosting. They looked so pretty on my Grandma's Vintage Candlewick glassware.
March 21, 2010
my sister & I stopped off at Crumbs in Calabasas. What a cute cafe. They serve coffee, cupcakes, cakes, and sell gift items. I'll have to see if I can get to the one in Manhattan, NY when we go there this year. We bought 6 cupcakes to take home and taste test. We couldn't wait to get to her house to cut them open. It was a pure sugar fest.
March 17, 2010
Cupcake Stand Instructions (holds 48-120 cupcakes)
3 foam core boards, ¼” thick Dimensions: 20” x 30” (available at Staples or Michaels)
Hot glue gun
Modge Podge adhesive
Paper (wrapping paper or ten pieces of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper)
Ribbon (7 yards)
foam board & Modge Podge
a.) Foam board piece 1
cut a square 20” x 20” = Tier 1
cut a square 8” x 8” = Tier 4
b.) Foam board piece 2
cut a square 16” x 16” = Tier 2
cut a square 12” x 12” = Tier 3
2. Cut your tier supports…using Foam board piece 3
a.) for tier 1…cut 4 strips 2” high x 10” long
b.) for tier 2…cut 4 strips 4” high x 8” long
c.) for tier 3…cut 4 strips 4” high x 6” long
d.) for tier 4…cut 4 strips 4” high x 4” long
3. Cover all of your Tiers with paper using Modge Podge adhesive. If you are using 12 x 12 scrapbook
paper, tiers 1 & 2 can be tricky. Cut 2 pieces of 12” x 12” scrapbook paper in half diagonal (see photo
below). Then use the 4 pieces and glue it on the board. Trim edges with an exacto knife.
4. While your tiers dry make your tier supports. Starting with the “foot” of the stand, glue the corners of the
5. Cover the tier supports with paper.
6. Hot glue ribbon to the edges of each tier. It’s easier to do this prior to gluing the tiers to the tier supports.
7. The hardest part here is making sure the tiers & supports are centered.
Hot glue the 2” x 10” tier support to the bottom side of the 20” x 20” tier.
Hot glue the 4” x 8” tier support to the bottom side of the 16” x 16” tier.
Hot glue the 4” x 6” tier support to the bottom side of the 12” x 12” tier.
Hot glue the 4” x 4” tier support to the bottom side of the 8” x 8” tier.
8. Glue the 8” x 8” to the top of the 12” x 12”. Glue the the 16” x 16” to the top of the 20” x 20”.
Glue the two pieces together & you have your cupcake stand.