Saturday, May 22, 2010
These didn't turn out as pretty and perfect as I had planned. The cupcakes were tasty but a sticky, sticky chocolate that didn't shape well and crumbles easily. I decided to go oreo buttercream which is hard to pipe pretty since it has chunky spots. Overall I'm just happy I was able to do my first homemade logo piks in the cupcakes. That was super fun!
Dig the Pig!
A neighbor with a soft spot for Piggly Wiggly turned 30. This was her fun neon green (color of her piggly wiggly shirt) 30th birthday cake!
I hand shaped the logo in colored fondant and then outlined the design in black buttercream. Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant and buttercream accents.
This was challenging and fun too!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So there isn't actually ice cream in this cake. Just a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations. I over thinned the icing so it didn't do well in the hot sun, but since it was a donation to my church's carnival I didn't let it bug me too much.
It was fun! I loved using the sprinkles.
I also took a family vacation to Disney this month so I wanted to share some cupcakes the kids requested me to do before our trip.
These were gluten free/dairy free/egg free and turned out better than usual. I made some chocolate ones from scratch just last week and they were the best yet. I think Gluten Free baking just takes a lot of practice. I'm almost there! :)
Here's the cupcake sandwich I made for my daughter when she requested more icing.
Fun stuff! I'm sure I paid for all that sugar later on...oh well!