Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby Shoe Cake Topper

As you can probably guess, I am really bad about updating this blog with all of my pictures.  I don't know why I never thought to download the Blogger App for my DroidX, but I will now try that out and maybe I can get these pictures up faster.  I feel like I am rarely on my computer now that I have the Droid.  I don't have to wait for the laptop to turn on and load everything so I just go straight to my phone instead.  I hope you enjoy the latest treats.
These are the Thanksgiving cupcakes I made with my mom and sister.  They are chocolate cupcakes with a caramel frosting.  We used softened caramels for the turkeys, mini M&Ms, rolled out sugared Dots, and candy coated sunflower seeds.  Didn't my sister do a great job rolling out the Dots?  She is very proud of the part she did in these cupcakes.  We got the idea from Better Homes & Garden.

For Christmas Eve, we went to Chris' parents house and celebrated.  I was a lot of fun.  For Christmas Day, we went to my Aunt and Uncle's house in Connecticut.  I decided for the dessert, I would bring these Christmas Tree cupcakes.  I was so excited when I went to Michael's and saw the jingle bell light and star sprinkles.  They were just too perfect.  I made chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  I used mini cupcakes for the base of the trees and used cone cups to make the cone shape of the top of the tree.  I then used a star tip to put the frosting on.

 This is what the cupcake looked like under the frosting.  Most people thought they were all frosting, but not many people can handle that (I would've LOVED it.  Frosting is my fave part.).

For New Years, we went to our friends apartment.  My mom gave me the idea for this because her and my sister went to Cheesecake Factory a couple weeks earlier and saw they had a red velvet cheesecake.  My mission was to try to replicate it.  I have to work on my red dye because it didn't come out quite red enough.  I started with 1 9inch red velvet cake round and 1 9 inch cheesecake round(no graham cracker crumb crust). I split the cheese cake batter in two and made two separate ones and sliced the red velvet cake in half.  I layered buttercream frosting in between each layer.  It is a very rich cake!

One of my co-workers is pregnant and she asked me if I would make her edible baby shoes.  I had never done these before but figured they couldn't be too hard.  I started out with a practice pair and used fondant for the laces.  They dried really quickly and kept breaking so my final pair(shown) have string laces.  I can't wait to see pictures of the precious boy.  Everyone is thinking he will be born on Valentine's Day since her due date is the 12th.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions of things I should try.

Until next time....Enjoy and keep baking!

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