My intentions of this blog are to of course showcase my talents but also to encourage others to bake! I want to show people that you do not have to attend a culinary arts school (if you do, that is obviously great!) to be successful in the baking business. You do not need super expensive equipment or a large oven to get wonderful and professional looking results. I have been in this business for a few years and I have learned so much without taking one class! And I want to share with you what I have learned.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

I am back and I hope that everyone enjoyed their Christmas holidays, I know that I did and of course I did some baking, lots of it!! I made some cupcakes, cheesecake bites and a regular cheesecake. I wanted to do some cookies but was just too tired this season :( My little sister's birthday is December 25th and she always makes a special request and this year she asked for a cheesecake, unfortunately I did not get a picture of it before she devoured! So, without further a due, here is my holiday work!!

I made up these 2 cupcake boxes for my co-workers. I used pretty simple materials, peppermint and Christmas themed sprinkles. I love those reefs; I used a star tip to make them and added some little jimmy balls and a buttercream ribbon. I had some extra candy cane around so I just crushed it up and added it to the buttercream.

I made 2 of these trays for Christmas dessert. There are a few cupcakes; Santa hat, Poinsettia flower and another reef. The rest are little cheesecake bites; some with strawberries and others with Christmas jimmies. I had a ton of cheesecake mix left over from the cheesecake that I made so I just put the rest into some cupcake cups, some have graham cracker crusts...yum!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Princess Assortment Cupcakes

 I made these cupcakes for a 5 year old girl's birthday party. Her theme was obviously princess and her mom gave me a few ideas of cupcakes that she wanted. I made 3 different flavors for her, which I will describe below.

 1. Strawberry Buttercups
     These are vanilla cupcakes baked with   
      strawberry pieces inside of them. The cupcakes
      have vanilla buttercream icing topped with fresh
      strawberry pieces and cute little tiaras.

2. Oh! Oreo Cupcakes
   Chocolate cupcakes baked with Oreo pieces
   inside topped with Oreo buttercream icing and an
   Oreo cookie on top. I added pink and purple
   sprinkles for the princess emphasis. 

3. Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
    These were lemon cupcakes, with extra yellow I added fresh blended strawberry puree to some buttercream for the icing and topped it off with a fresh strawberry, lemon and a pink straw! So much fun!!

Ladybug Cake & Worm Cupcakes

My little sister recently turned one in November, I know my mom is nuts!!!lol. So my other little sister and I were pretty much in charge of the party. My mom ordered tons of ladybug decorations and we thought of some games and entertainment. And of course I was on cake
My other little sister, who is 19, wanted to challenge me to a cake off for the party at first but then decided that she wanted to make the cupcakes instead (after she was done she said she's never doing anything like this So I made the cake and she made the cupcakes (I just added the dirt to them).
The cake is vanilla pound with buttercream icing. All of the decorations are made of fondant, the little and giant ladybugs, leaf, flowers and spots. My sister made double chocolate cupcakes with Oreos, Gummy Worms and Oreo "dirt" on top of them! Everyone loved them especially my sister!
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