Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Royal Cake Never Goes Stale

Alright, alright - I know I should just leave this royal wedding thing in the past. It is running a month stale at this point, BUT, I can't help but comment on this cake!

Albeit ornate, intricate & constructed with great craftsmanship.... It doesn't scream royal to me. What do you think? Comment with your thoughts.

Is this cake worthy of royal (icing) applause or would you consider it a fondant flop?

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

I made these delicious cupcakes two weeks ago & they were amazing. I loved the cherry-almond frosting. The pink is adorable!

They epitomize everything a cupcake should be:

Delicate, Tasty, Sweet & Pretty to look at. YUM.

Recipe courtesy of BHG.COM/CUPCAKES

Monday, May 30, 2011

Long Weekend, Lots of Cupcakes

Summer is upon us and as the days get longer, it seems that my date book is getting more & more full. Doesn't it seem that every bridal shower, wedding, birthday and really - any event worth celebrating falls between the beginning of May & the last day of Labor Day Weekend?

This weekend, I had the pleasure of making cupcakes for my boyfriend's Nana's 90th Birthday party. 96 cupcakes in total. Chocolate & White cakes adorned with homemade almond butter cream frosting. Some graced with crystallized sugar - some with coconut.

The party had an orchid & white color theme - so of course, the cupcakes had t
o fit in to that. Everything from the frosting and sprinkles down to the cake wrapper - stayed true to the theme!

My baking assistant & I made all of the cakes on Saturday during the day & frosted them all in the afternoon. Since the heat decided to kick in this weekend, fans on all of the cakes was a must. You always want to make sure you keep your cakes as cool as possible so that they stay fresh & the details in your piped frosting don't melt! When baking cakes a day in advance, be sure to cover them with plastic wrap and store them in a cool area if you can't fit them in the fridge. This will ensure freshness & allow your frosting to set!

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Wilton Lavendar Baking Cups - $3.99/24 Pack

Wilton Violet Icing Color - $1.99/bottle

5-Tier Cupcake Tower - $159 (Multiple sizes available)

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