Monday, September 21, 2009

Ballet Sweets

A few years ago I did a ballerina party for one of my daughters. A friend of mine just threw her daughter an amazing ballerina party and It reminded me what a great theme this is for little girls!!! Here are the treats from my daughter's party.

This cake was fun and easy to make. The trick is amputating the Barbie! You must take the legs off in order to position them in the right place on the cake. This Barbie was $6 at Walmart and she was wearing a tutu and slippers! I hot glued the candles in her hands.

I used icing tip #103 and applied the icing in a small zig zag to make the cake to look like layers and layers of ruffly tulle. You can do this!!!

My love of royal icing continues...The tutus and slippers are royal icing and I added little pink pearls and decorative sugar to make them really pretty and sparkly!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ladybug Treats

Here are the details on the ladybug treats I did for the baby shower last weekend!

Gotta love this cake stand. If you do not own this, you should look into getting one for yourself.

I use it so much for all sorts of purposes!

I made the ladybugs out of royal icing weeks in advance. I love anything I can do in advance! Royal icing keeps great in an airtight container at room temperature!
These are mini cupcakes. Mini cupcakes are awesome because you can make 48 out of one regular cake recipe, they don't need much icing, and nobody feels guilty eating two!! When I send treats with my kids to school, I usually opt for the minis. I always cringe at the amount of cupcake that goes in the garbage once the icing has been licked off of a regular cupcake. With minis, it's the perfect amount of icing and cake and the whole thing gets eaten!

This little ladybug was covered with red sugar to make her nice and sparkly. Remove the sugar from the areas that you want to put the black spots because the black icing will not want to stick to the sugar! GRRR. (I'm mentioning this to save you the frustration I endured!!!) I got the dome- shaped cake by using my Pampered Chef baking bowl. Completely ice and sugar the bug before you place her on top of the green cake.

I made the head in advance out of royal icing. The antennae is a black pipe cleaner.

Fields of Daisies!!
I always decorate my cupcakes in these large baking pans so they are easy to transport.

Questions? Ask away! I will try to answer.

Have you made any ladybug fabulousness? I would love to see it!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a little taste of the treats from the baby shower we threw today. More to come tomorrow!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Smells good over here!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daisy Daisy

In preparation for a special party this weekend I have created a pile of daisies. I had daisies in my wedding, I guess I kinda like them, they are so happy and so fresh!

These are made out of royal icing. Did you know that royal icing creations can be made in advance and kept for months in an airtight container? I love working with royal icing because it gives me the freedom to give attention to little details way before the "crunch time". When I decorate the cake tomorrow night I won't have to fuss with piping the daisies or washing up the mess, I only have to place these little lovlies on!!
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