Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ducks for Breakfast

Woke up this morning and felt like eating a duck, no idea why, but there you go ; ) The animal lover I am ducks are obviously made out of pancakes and chocolate... Kiddos were obviously happy this morning and the above have long since been eaten...

The duck is white chocolate coloured with Chefmaster's yellow candy color.

I hope you have a Sunny start to the day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rose and Bow

Wanted to practise using my Wilton rose tip again with whipped cream, and it really helps to put the roses in the freezer for a while and then move them onto the cupcake. It is so much easier making them with the flower nail and not directly onto the cupcake... I tried Martha Stewart's fluffy vanilla frosting (see pic below) as well and will definetly colour it next time and test making Martha's grass with ladybugs on =D 

See you soon!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day : )

Just love this day! Got some of the cutest gifts in the morning, there just is something so precious about the things the kidlets make in school with mommy in mind =D My mom came over for Mother's Day coffee and I wanted to serve her something with strawberries, and this is what I came up with: caramelized oat biscuits with mascarpone cream (mascarpone, whipped cream, sugar, vanilla extract and grated lemon peel) to dip the strawberries in! The yellow butterfly is marzipan and the combo was pretty yummy : )

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Black Butterflies

I woke up this morning with a strong visual of black butterflies, and well, when inspiration hits there is no stopping it =D and here is the result:

I am so pleased with this one, everything just worked out brilliantly from start 'til finish =D It is a sponge cake filled with raspberries in whipped cream and rasberry jam. I used diluted orange juice to moisten the cake. Topped it with sugar cream and white marzipan whitened with Wilton's White-White icing colour. The butterflies are black sugar paste. Very happy now and off I go to serve my impatient kiddos some cake =D