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Monday, March 14, 2011

Puppy Dog Birthday Cake

I made this cake for Ben's 7th birthday. This puppy has turned out to be one of my favorite cakes. My little Anna liked him so much that she asked me, "can we keep him?" and when I told her it was for someone else's birthday she let me know "but then I will miss him so much." That's how cute he was. The picture just doesn't do him justice.

This was a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

I made this sweet Minnie Mouse cake for Kassidy's 1st Birthday. The matching smash cake was my favorite part.

This cake was red velvet with cream cheese buttercream.

This was the cake for the party attendees.

The matching smash cake for little Kassidy

Sugar Art Class

I've found a place in Kirkland called Dawn's Candy & Cake that offers classes in cake decorating and chocolate making. I've signed up for a couple of classes, but so far the sugar art class has been the most fun!

I learned so many tips, tricks and techniques for pulling, pouring and molding sugar. I got hands-on instruction and got to try out everything myself. I even got to experiment and make some sugar art pieces myself.

Here are a few of my favorite new creations.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cupcakes for Dr. Suess' Birthday

Dr. Suess is Slugger's favorite thing, so it seemed only right to make something special for all the kiddos in her class for Dr. Suess' birthday this week.

I came up with this Thing 1 & Thing 2 idea I thought was so super cute!

These are a basic vanilla cupcake baked in a red liner with a basic vanilla buttercream frosting. To make them super suessical, I added Thing 1 & Thing 2 stickers I made to the fronts of the liners and we gave the cupcakes a healthy dose of blue cotton candy hair. I think they turned out great!

However, after we finished packing them up for the following day, we watched a little tv. When we came back to them, the blue cotton candy had turned into a hard gooey mess on top. Not pretty. I guess the moisture from the buttercream had sucked all of the air out of the cotton candy and just left behind what it didn't want. Total bummer.

However, I hear the kids really liked their cupcakes. They are cupcakes after all and who doesn't like that!

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

I made this cake for Brayden's first birthday a couple of weeks ago. It is a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and raspberry filling.

Happy Birthday Brayden!