All the drama a Diva could ask for…Leopard & Bling was the theme for this cake made for Lauren. A Vanilla Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and a Mocha Cream Filling between layers. A hand painted Leopard print in tan’s blacks and a shiny gold. I made this look like a pretty package topped off with black fondant ribbon and a gumpaste black bow and to add that final touch some edible sparkly gems! Purrrrfect dahling!
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.
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!
Here in Québec, we are celebrating Sugar Shack or “Cabane à Sucre” time. My favorite is when hot maple syrup is poured on the snow and we roll it up on a popsicle stick. Who hasn’t done that! What a treat. And the delicious sucre à la crème. Wonderful time of year for these delicious sweets. So, I just had to make a dessert that would honor our Cabane à sucre festivities. I came up with Maple Gingerbread Cupcakes with an OMG sinful Sucre à la crème Frosting…one word about this frosting H-E-A-V-E-N ! I have to say, these are pretty darn tasty. I added a pretty royal icing pansy for decoration since spring is just around the corner…or is it?
my pretty Royal Icing Pansies can be found on Etsy at Village Sweets https://www.etsy.com/listing/183438338/royal-icing-pansies-1-14-1-12-any-color?ref=shop_home_active_1
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.
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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Just finished a cake for a girl’s Sweet 16 Birthday. She is an artist, so a funky artsy style cake was the perfect theme. Her favorite color is Pink, so beautiful colors of pink Fondant and frosting were used for the details of this luscious cake! The perfect embellishments were gum paste paintbrushes, an easel (not all edible but kitchen grade), a paint board and a canvas with the birthday girl’s b-day announcement. Thank you Micheal and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTONIA!!