Pavlova Hearts

My first attempt at Pavlova was a success!  Usually made as one mound of meringue that is baked, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  I piped out heart shaped forms for individual desserts.  Topped with whipped cream and an assortment of fresh fruit and just a drizzle of passion fruit. Next time I will tint the meringue.  They turned out great!  Pavlova hearts were just perfect for my elegant dessert table.

 

Hibiscus Flowers

Haven’t had much time for posting my cakes and sweets adventures, as my desserts will soon be available at a new restaurant opening here in my hometown.  I will blog about that as it gets closer to its opening (we’re hoping for Mother’s Day).  Been a busy baking bee.  I will try to catch up when I have a free moment.  These are my new “Hibiscus” flowers for my Etsy shop.  I pretty much do them in any color possible and quite a few sizes.

Easter will be coming in a few short weeks, so I need to start thinking up what I will be doing for that weekend  🙂

Colorful Hibiscus Flowers
Colorful Hibiscus Flowers

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Candy Cane Lollipops

First post for 2015!   !! HaPpY NeW YeAr  from Village Sweets !!

Haven’t had much time for blogging…Oooops!

Christmas is over (already!) and after all the buches, the cakes, the cookies, I think one of my favorite things was making the Candy Cane Lollipops.  I was asked to donate some sweets for a fund raiser (The Children’s Wish Foundation) and I happily agreed, and decided to make some colorful red and green candied popcorn in cello bags with festive Christmas ribbon.  I also made these Candy Cane Lollipops in Chocolate and White Chocolate.  In my haste to finish things on time, I forgot my camera for the popcorn, but I did get a picture of the lollipops.

Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops
Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops
White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts
White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts

60TH Anniversary

A special 60th Anniversary cake last weekend.  A White tiered cake with a Lemon Cream Filling and frosted entirely with a Swiss Butter-cream all in pretty roses large and small.  Glistening Gumpaste Snowflakes because they were married so close to Christmas… My mother’s father dropped their wedding cake (Oooops!), so I thought I would make them a special one for their 60th.

White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream...Y-U-M
White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream…Y-U-M

Girly Girl Baptism Cake

It’s been a while since my last post.  Village Sweets created a Baptism Cake for a cutie pie “Lily-Rose”.  I made some Royal Icing Roses and painted them a soft iridescent Pink, roses to go with her name…  Gumpaste Bow and a Gumpaste Baby, I even added a cute ruffled diaper.  I draped a rosary across the cake as well.  Vanilla Cake and a Swiss Buttercream Icing, covered in an off-white Fondant.  

(This cake idea was from  Sophie Lacourciere, via Pinterest).

 Vanilla Baptism Cake
Vanilla Baptism Cake

Sky High Bachelorette

Village Sweets was commissioned to make an Airplane cake for a bachelorette party.  Woohoo my favorite, making theme cakes!  I hope she was happy with the end result and of course the taste of the moist chocolate cake and buttercream icing.  Thank you Patricia C. !  I hope Andi loved her cake  🙂

Andi's Bachelorette
Andi’s Bachelorette

 

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Cupcake Catwalk

Playing around with different designs for some cupcakes.  Ideas and possibilities are endless.  Cupcakes make great favors for parties, weddings and other events, especially themed occasions. You can easily just go crazy decorating them.  Here is a sample of some of my many cupcake designs, they are doing their best on the “Catwalk”.

Visit my Etsy Shop for more Royal Icing Flowers  https://www.etsy.com/shop/VillageSweets

Mint Julep Cupcake with Love Me Lavender Roses.
Mint Julep Cupcake with Love Me Lavender Roses.
Porcelain Blue Cupcake (color) with Kiss Me (color) Roses.
Porcelain Blue Cupcake (color) with Kiss Me (color) Roses.

 

Calypso Coral Cupcake (color) with Chocolate Flavored and Peaches & Cream (color) Roses.
Calypso Coral Cupcake (color) with Chocolate Flavored and Peaches & Cream (color) Roses.

 

 

Easter Garden Cupcakes

Easter will soon be hopping upon us, so I have been thinking up what I want my cupcakes to look like on my Easter table.  Hmmm, sooooo I have come up with a garden trellis with little roses!  I made up some Royal Icing roses and decorated my cupcakes garden style.  I think all the pastel colors made it look so springy!

Easter Garden Cupcakes.
Easter Garden Cupcakes.

My Royal Icing Roses are available in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183482339/royal-icing-roses-for-cakes-and-cupcakes?ref=shop_home_active_1

Soft Pink Royal Icing Roses 1/2".
Soft Pink Royal Icing Roses 1/2″.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies

A new twist on an old favorite cookie.  Ummm the combination sounded great to me.  I have apple slices dipped in peanut butter and it tastes great, so I thought, why not a little apple pie with a little peanut butter cookie?  Peanut butter? homemade apple pie? Yup!  I am going to try it!  I have to say, I quickly gobbled one up almost right out of the oven, oh my! Soooo good.  This will definitely be a new item for Village Sweets cookie list.

Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies.
Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies.

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