31 March 2008
24 March 2008
Here are the latest cupcakes that I was offering my clients for Easter! They were a nice alternative to the very traditional, yet quirky, Lamb cake, which was how the idea was developed!
I was asked to do an Easter Lamb cake for a client and was thrilled at the idea of it, since I grew up with them as well. I tried to make one years back, before I started decorating cakes, and it was the ugliest thing I had ever seen. I decided to go and look at my Wilton pan and started to sweat! The horror of it all, the lamb cake with a pushed in nose, missing ear and crooked eyes that were piped with Betty Crocker tube icing filled my head. I turned it down. My first turn down EVER!! It is not my cup of tea.
These little loves are yellow butter cake, vanilla Italian meringue buttercream, coated with shredded coconut, topped with malted ball Robin's Eggs. I filled the packages with jelly beans, wrapped them in laser cut cupcake wrappers, tied with wired ribbon and created individual stickers for the recipients! I'm telling ya, I love to make cupcakes. They are SO much fun.
Happy Easter, Peeps!!
My client requested a cake for her adorable son! He celebrated his very special, 5th birthday on Saturday, and LOVES Clifford! (How can you resist??)
The cake was yellow butter cake, with layers of Oreo cookies and cream and golden Oreo cookies and cream filling, with Italian meringue buttercream. Yummy in their tummies! The cake was covered in fondant and I sculpted the Clifford from a picture I printed from PBS Kids. I used a Styrofoam ball to shape the base of his head. I really enjoyed making this one!!
Happy Birthday, Brendan!
16 March 2008
Although he is a VERY tight bud, he became a one of my clients! This cake was yellow butter, with whipped white chocolate ganache and raspberry preserves, iced in Italian meringue buttercream. Coming out of the boxes were all of his achievements and things he loves- wedding ring, Metallica CD, business card, Harley Davidson and college diploma.
This time, I actually HAD a slice of cake! And boy, it was GOOD!! (Of course!!)
05 March 2008
Not cake related, Chesista Баба Марта or Happy Granny March to all of my Bulgarian girls out there! To all of you Americans, like yours truly, it is an interesting Bulgarian tradition I have learned from my beautiful Mother-In-Law, Hubavka.
March 1. is a day of the rich Bulgarian tradition, and wishes for health, love and a good harvest. This is the time when Bulgarians exchange amulets - the so called Bulgarian "Martenitsa" and tell each other, "Chestita Baba Marta" (Happy Granny March). The red and white woven threads are not just meaningless decoration, but symbolise the wish for a good harvest and good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring in Bulgaria and life in general, and everybody calls them "martenitsa".
Martenitsa are given to loved ones, friends, and those people whom one feels close to. They are worn on clothing, or around the wrist or neck, until the wearer sees a stork or swallow returning from migration, or a blossoming tree, and then removes the Martenitsa and hangs it on a blossoming tree. These belong to my daughter! Yeah Spring!!