Seester’s Birthday Cupcakes – May 2014

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So today is my older sister’s birthday and I cannot express how lucky I am to have a sister like her in my life! She’s someone who really loves to experience life, and makes friends wherever she goes! Every time we get together it’s like no time has passed, and we pick off where we leave off, it’s always fun to hangout, whether it’s going out and doing things, or just hanging out at home with my little fur niece! I made these cupcakes for her, because I am the BEST SISTER EVER 😀 haha, but seriously it’s because I kinda like her.

The cupcakes are homemade from the cupcake, to the icing. I did not make the cupcake liners, unfortunately I’m not at that level yet 😉 They care red velvet cupcakes (my fav) with vanilla icing. Dyed black, and half white to give it a little definition. I then used an edible silver spray to top them off with a little extra shine. They turned out delicious and super cute, not to mention my seester loved them, which is the most important part! 

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I had a fun time making these sweet cupcakes, and I can only hope my sister has a wonderful birthday today! I love you seester, and I can’t wait to make you more sugary sweets until we’re old and I forget how to make them, so I’ll make mud pies instead! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

High School Graduation Cake – May 2014

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For a high school graduation in my hometown, I got to make a two layer, chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. I made a buttercream transfer for the school logo, and I was really happy with how it turned out. Especially considering I’ve only done a couple of transfers and this one had a lot more detail to it. But, I am definitely more comfortable with working with them 🙂 

I used a 50/50 shortening, and butter-cream recipe so it was able to become a little stiffer then the other icings I’ve used for them. I was very happy with how it turned out, especially since it wasn’t a ton of notice. 🙂 

Congrats to any, and all graduates that got to walk across a stage! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Mother’s Day – May 2014

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For Mother’s Day this year, I thought I would try something that I haven’t before..cookie cakes! Plus what better test subjects then your own family!? 🙂 I made a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, and a heart shaped pan. Then I just did a little piping on top with some sugar decorations! They both turned out really cute, and I couldn’t be happier with them! The taste was wonderful, and everyone loved them! 

Hoping everyone got to enjoy some time with their mom! 

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Bridal Shower Cookies – May 2014

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For a bridal shower this month, I made some sugar cookies! Engagement rings, hearts, sunflowers; and wedding dresses. The colors were teal, and a sunflower yellow. I’m still fairly new at working with sugar cookies, and I’m happy with how this order turned out! The colors are a lot of fun, and very spot on to go with the rest of the bride’s theme. I brought 4 doz. and there were only about 7-8 cookies left all together. I used color flow icing again for these, and I feel like I am slowly getting the hang of it 🙂 

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Graduation Order – May 2014

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So there’s been a lot of graduations recently, high school, college, kindergarten. You name it, their graduating! So for a sassy college graduate, I made sugar cookies, hot pick with black accents. “Congrats” “2014” “A” all over the cookies! The cookies turned out great, and I had fun making them! I also made egg-less, strawberry cupcakes to go along with them! hot pink, green, and black were the colors of choice. For the cupcakes I added a few small fondant flowers on top of them, along with a couple of edible crystals in the middle of the flowers. The entire order turned out really cute, and all the colors went well together! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography