Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tastes like summer!

My fondant cake will make an appearance here someday, but I'm still working on getting the pictures off the camera. Turns out I need to get an extra thinger for it that will be an easy fix. Only problem is I don't have the extra money for it at the moment. Just as I was getting you all excited for some non-phone pictures! Such a tease. Oh well, onto the baking!

The weather here in MN has been jumping around like crazy! One day it will be 60, the next in the mid 80's. I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed tomorrow. Thankfully the produce is slowly but surely getting better here. Strawberries are something I very much miss during the long winters, so I really wanted to incorporate them into my next baking project.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I am still working on my camera, so until then I have uploaded some new pictures to my Facebook fan page. Oh, what's that, you aren't a fan of it yet? Glance over to the right of this post and you will see my "like" button. Click it and then you can see all of the pictures and posts on there. Plus you would be even more awesome :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Too cute to wait

First off, I made my first fondant covered cake this weekend! I was happy with how it turned out, and hopefully I will get to sample a piece to see how the fondant worked with the cake. That post will have to be on hold though as I am having some technical difficulties with my camera. My uncle was nice enough to donate a very nice camera to me (I am sure you are all bummed that there will be no more cell phone pictures) but I have the wrong cord, so the pictures of the cake are temporarily unavailable. So due to that, I thought I would give a quick update on some fondant work I did.

These things were just too freaking cute, I couldn't wait until morning to post about them quick. I had seen these on a couple of blogs and for some reason I got the kick to try them out tonight.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hi Hat Cupckes= A Disastor!

Oh boy, where to start with these poor little things? First of all, you guys should check here on what these were supposed to look like.

Ok, so you have the idea? Now look at the picture above. Sad, isn't it? I know, I know,
Dad winter of '08
baking these cupcakes started off innocent enough. I went home to Minneapolis this past weekend to be with family, the 13th of May marked the 3 year anniversary of my dad passing away, and going to a bar in St. Paul is our yearly tradition to celebrate my dad. The following Sunday we were headed to my grandmas to celebrate some family birthdays (a lot of family time that weekend!) so I knew it would be a perfect opportunity to give these cupcakes a shot. Saturday night my Mom and I gathered all of the ingredients and started baking.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back to cupcakes!

It has been quite sometime, and honestly, I kind of feel like I have been abandoning you. However cupcakes, I am ready for you once again. I have been on this cake binge for so long, I really did miss doing cupcakes. My boyfriend Josh's mom asked for a cake a few weeks ago, and since he didn't make it back for mother's day, those cake plans fell through. Luckily we are heading back to the cities tomorrow, so his mother Alona will finally have her cake... err.. cupcakes!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cake= a great gift for Mom!

As promised, I am excited to share the cake I made/decorated yesterday! The other day My roommate Leif and I were watching TV and out of the blue he said, "So what's the going rate for a mom's day cake?" I got the biggest smile on my face and just said, "REALLY?!?!" I was so ecstatic that he asked me to make a cake for his mom. I am at the point where I feel weird/bad charging people (since I am still learning and practicing) so I just asked him to replace the materials that I used. I was excited all week to make the cake and yesterday it was finally time. I know I have not updated on my 2nd level of class yet, but it is all about flower and cake design using fondant, gum paste and royal icing. That being said, I really wanted to do some fondant work with this cake. For the class I bought Wilton fondant that was already made and colored (definitely does not taste as good as making your own fondant) so practicing some flowers was pretty easy.
Leif didn't have any specific ideas for the cake, just that he wanted it to say something regarding mothers day, so I had a lot of creative freedom with it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Alright guys, I finally figured out how to make a Facebook page for the blog! I would love it if you could take a second to "like" my page!

Also, my roommate asked me to make a Mother's Day cake! It was pretty special to me and I can't wait to tell you all about it. Stay tuned!

Monday, May 2, 2011

One level higher!

Tonight I start the 2nd level of the Wilton classes! I will be working with gum paste and fondant. I am so very excited. Stay tuned for pictures and updates :)