June 26, 2011

Parisian Chic

My sister gave me Bakerella's Cake Pops book for Christmas last year.  I finally cracked it open and let me tell you it is a great book.  I tried to do cake pops a long time ago and they just didn't work.  Her book has step by step instructions and pictures.  It makes it so much easier.
Brenda told me she was going to host a Parisian Chic Martini Party.  For dessert she wanted cake pops & mini cupcakes.  She really should be a professional party planner, she goes all out !   Her  decorations are always beautiful, bouquets filled with feathers and flowers, accents on all the tables, and all matching servingware (pure white).   For this party she had a martini glass for every guest, with their name handwritten on a tag that she tied to the stem, beautiful bouquets and of course, my mini's and cake pops.
Cake Pops in vanilla & lemon
I used Duff's candy writers to add the pink accents
and dyed my own chocolate for the teal accents

royal icing flower on a cake pop

Mini cupcakes in carrot cake & red velvet (recipe below)
topped with cream cheese buttercream

Many are asking what tip # I used
I pipe with Magic Tip 5PT.... One of my favorite tips to use


Red Velvet Cake Recipe (adapted from www.momswhothink.com)

click here: to print

Cake Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces red food coloring
2 Tablespoons cocoa (heaping)
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Frosting Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
Red Velvet Cake Directions:
1. In a larger mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. In another bowl, mix red food coloring and cocoa until cocoa is completely dissolved. Add to the creamed mixture.
4. Mixing on low speed, add buttermilk and flour alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well but do not over-beat to ensure a light fluffy cake.
5. Add vanilla flavoring, mix well.
6. Blend the baking soda into the batter.
7. Transfer into two floured and greased 9 inch round cake pans.
8. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Cool.

Frosting Directions:
1. Blend into a small saucepan the 3 tablespoons of flour and the cup of milk. Add the milk to the flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture resembles glue.
3. Cool completely.
4. Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy.
5. Add to cooked mixture. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy. Frost cooled cake.



Kenni said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy and your cake pops are cute, love the colors.

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Cute cake pops and cupcakes! I love how you piped the frosting so perfectly!

Jennifer said...

Oh My! This all looks amazing!!!! I love the colors!!

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