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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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!
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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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…
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.
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.
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 !!
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
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!