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”.

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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.

 

 

Iron Throne Cake

Have you heard of “Game of Thrones”, okay I know….WHO the heck hasn’t.  I must admit, I am an absolute fan of the tv series.  I cannot wait for Sunday (April 6, 2014) to get here so I can just sit and watch the must anticipated season 4 Game of Thrones.  Everywhere I look is Game of Thrones paraphenalia, and I LUVVV it!  So I was more then eager to start this next project in the baking studio…  A Game of Thrones “Iron Throne” cake, of course I added a little extra, like the RED leaves from the Weirwood tree and three Dragon Eggs. This cake better get eaten quickly before those eggs hatch!  

Game Of Thrones "Iron Throne" Cake.
Game Of Thrones “Iron Throne” Cake.
Throne Right Side View.
Throne Right Side View.
Throne Back View
Throne Back View
Throne Left Side View.
Throne Left Side View.

Valentine’s “Sweets” Table Display

Valentine’s is this Friday!  Village Sweets has a large variety of delicious desserts and treats that can be made available for anyone who wants to treat their Sweetie or maybe themselves!

Valentine's SWEETS Table
Valentine’s SWEETS Table
Heart Shaped Raspberry Marble Fudge - Cherry Divinity - Mint Green Macarons with Chocolate Peppermint Filling -  Pink Macarons with Raspberry Filling. Lemon/Lime Cookie Tree
Heart Shaped Raspberry Marble Fudge –
Cherry Divinity –
Mint Green Macarons with Chocolate Peppermint Filling – Pink Macarons with Raspberry Filling.
Lemon/Lime Cookies Tree

 

Apple Pie Pops Raspberry Pie Pops Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn Cherry Tarts Chocolate Eclairs Red Velvet Cupcakes Heart Shaped Rice Krispie's Pops Tiramisu Heart Cake Lemon/Lime CookiesRaspberry Linzer Cookies
Apple Pie Pops Raspberry Pie Pops
Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn
Cherry Tarts
Chocolate Eclairs
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Heart Shaped Rice Krispie’s Pops
Tiramisu Heart Cake
Lemon/Lime Cookies –  Raspberry Linzer Cookies
!! HaPpY VaLeNtInE's DaY !! From Village Sweets
!! HaPpY VaLeNtInE’s DaY !!
From Village Sweets

 

 

 

 

Cuckoo For Trains

Monday was “Train Cake” day.  Another theme cake for Village Sweets.  The plan was carefully thought out and all the little details were fashioned out of gum paste.  The cake flavor was chocolate and it was frosted with a vanilla buttercream.  We made the train in 3 cake pieces which were all covered with fondant.  We think it turned out pretty great for our first “Train Cake”.  (A little note, this cake was made with Splenda rather than the traditional white sugar). Thank you Caroline!

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Chocolate Cake with a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting covered in Fondant.
Chocolate Cake with a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting covered in Fondant.

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Decadent Yuletide Cakes

Yuletide logs or here in Québec, “Bûche de Noël” are an absolute tradition in my family.  I have made them every year now for quite some time.  I am most fond of the Vanilla cake with Mocha filling and a deep Chocolate frosting.  I think it’s really my favorite, especially if you like coffee.  I now bake a delicious Vanilla cake with a “Tutti-Frutti” filling (cherries and peaches, yummm!) with a Vanilla-Almond frosting and delectable White-Coconut Chocolate bark, oh my I can’t wait to eat it!!  

Village Sweets has our Specialty Yuletide Logs (Bûche de Noël) on our Menu for ordering in case anyone is interested…

Vanilla Cake with a Mocha Filling and Deep Chocolate Buttercream Frosting embedded with Chocolate Bark. Vanilla Cake with a Tutti-Frutti Cherry and Peaches filiing, Frosted with a Buttercream and embedded with a White-Coconut Chocolate Bark.
Vanilla Cake with a Mocha Filling and Deep Chocolate Buttercream Frosting embedded with Chocolate Bark.
Vanilla Cake with a Tutti-Frutti Cherry and Peaches filliing, Frosted with a Buttercream and embedded with a White-Coconut Chocolate Bark.yulelogs 012

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Fa La La Fa La La Fruiiiiitcakes

Just a reminder, the Christmas Market Show Haut Fort (Marché des Fêtes: Design et Bouffe) is 1.5 weeks away.  Village Sweets (Village Sucré) will have their homebaked Fruitcakes and other Christmas goodies for purchase.  Hope to see everyone there, come try some taste testing and browse all the other wonderful vendors tables.

Brandy Fruitcake - Rum Fruitcake. Southern Whiskey  "Gone with the Wind" Fruitcake Pops
Brandy Fruitcake – Rum Fruitcake.
Southern Whiskey “Gone with the Wind” Fruitcake Pops

 

 

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The Fruitcakes Are Coming…The Fruitcakes Are Coming

Yes!  The time is here, Village sweets wants everyone to know that Fruitcakes should not get such a bad rap… I mean hello?  What is so bad about them?  They are great looking, Festive, filled with delicious fruits and nuts.  A slice with tea or coffee, PERFECT!  So why is Fruitcake always getting the low down?  Because you have not had a Village Sweets Fruitcake of course!  

Now is the time to get your orders placed for our wonderful fruitcakes.  We are offering a large 6″ fruitcake (over 3″ high) or an individual Fruitcake 4″ (2″ high).  Both these cakes are being offered in a Rum or Brandy and also a med-light or dark cake.  The choice is yours. 

For gift giving and immediate consumption.  Village Sweets Fruitcakes can be elegantly covered in Fondant for a beautiful presentation to your guests or host (hostess).  Please note the fondant covered cakes should be consumed within one week.  

Individual Rum Fruitcake Elegantly covered in Fondant.
Individual Rum Fruitcake Elegantly covered in Fondant.

 

Beautiful 6" Fruitcake filled with fruits & Nuts, offered in Rum or Brandy or a med-light or dark cake
Beautiful 6″ Fruitcake filled with fruits & Nuts, offered in Rum or Brandy or a med-light or dark cake

 

 

Pretty in Pink

This cake was fashioned in  “3” and a “0” for a woman who is turning, you got it, 30!  tons of big roses in soft pink decorated both the numbers and a pennant banner was something different for the mention of the birthday girl.  Deep delicious and moist chocolate cake with butter-cream frosting, and just a few pearlesscent beads (edible) to add a little special detail to the cake.  We think,  so Pretty in Pink!  Bonne Fête Wilnie !!

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‘A Metal Heads Dream Cake’

Another day of baking…This time a dream cake for a Metal Head.  Although the gum-paste fist should have dried for a longer period of time, the cake turned out awesome. This was a rush order and my daughter loved it!  Who wouldn’t want a fiery pit cake from hell?  Hmmmm

White cake with a Cherry Whipped Cream Filling.  A Vanilla Buttercream Frosting topped with Fondant.  Gum Paste Fist and drumsticks.
White cake with a Cherry Whipped Cream Filling. A Vanilla Buttercream Frosting topped with Fondant. Gum Paste Fist and drumsticks.

A Perfect Day For Baking!

Feels like Fall has definitely arrived.  A little chilly this morning, and seeing I was up very early this morning and the clouds were looming,  I figured it was the perfect day for some baking.  It was a day for Village Sweets to work in the test kitchen and come up with a few frostings that are not sweet but have definite taste.  Buttercream is usually our choice, made of 100% good old fashioned butter, not the artificial stuff.   But it is still on the sweet side.  So the work begins…

7 hours later… I made some vanilla cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes and mocha cupcakes.  I prepared 2 different buttercreams, a swiss style and a cooked style.  I love them both. They are light, and airy and best of all THEY AREN’T TOO SWEET!  DELISH!

Vanilla, Strawberry and Mocha Cupcakes with a Swiss Style Buttercream
Vanilla, Strawberry and Mocha Cupcakes with a Swiss Style Buttercream
Vanilla, Strawberry and Mocha Cupcakes with a Cooked Buttercream Frosting. ummm yummy
Vanilla, Strawberry and Mocha Cupcakes with a Cooked Buttercream Frosting. ummm yummy