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Summer 2013 Creations

8 Sep

As some of my followers know, in addition to baking, blogging and decorating, I am also a middle school teacher. So the summer months are quite lazy for me ( Don’t judge). Between Vacations, catching up on sleep and also the normal August ramp up for the school year, I sometimes don”t get to bake as much as I want. But here are some Yummy things i cooked up this summer!

Congrats to the Bride & Groom!

Cupcake TowerA wedding is an important occasion, so when I was asked months ago to make Tiffany Box styled cupcakes for Tiffany ( cute right), I was thrilled. My very first wedding. So as the day drew closer the anxiety built.  More and more, brides are turning to cupcakes for weddings as a more cost effective  option to cakes.  No worries about slicing and serving sizes one cupcake per person and the Bride gets the cake!

My client wanted a lot of cupcakes so my first task was to find a way to display them all! Hours of searching online led me to two options. Build my own stand using these instructions or purchase a stand. Now when it comes to building things I have no fear but, power tools, the Baked Scientist knows those are far way from my kitchen aid mixer and heavily used glue gun! So I purchased one from The Cup Cake Tree. These are nice and reusable as long as you do not put a lot of weight on them.

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The cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The cupcakes were plain and red velvet. This frosting is to die for and by far the best cream cheese frosting I have ever made!

Tips from the Scientist: Baking a lot of cupcakes? I make the decorations 2 days before the event, bake the cupcakes and make all the frosting the day before the event and and have a frosting field day the day of so everything looks fresh!

Are you a Party Animal?

Well, personally I think we all have a lil party animal inside us! I made some cupcakes and chocolate covered items for this themed party. Treats tables are getting very popular as a way to accessorize cakes. Even though I didn’t make this cake those are my strawberry shortcake cupcakes.

Full Table PictureChocolate Covered Pretzels and Strawberries

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Tips from the Scientist: Anything can be a container. I like to keep an eye out at the dollar and craft stores for things on sale. These buckets were a dollar at Michaels and will some ribbon added they are so very cute! I have used plastic cups, glass jars, even colored plates to add some personalization to any table decor.

Welcome Baby Kai!

Dont you just love babies? One of my best friends asked me to make her shower cake. I love this cake and man did it taste good! The vanilla bean cake recipe was soooo good my friend froze pieces of it so that she could slowly savor its yumminess. ( Hey look I would have just ate it as fast as I could but thats her way)

The one thing that was against me with this cake was time. I had a very busy week and just didn’t get to put time into the details the way I wanted to.  I also made cupcakes and those cute button lollipops.

Welcome Baby Kai

Tip from the Scientist: SLEEP is required for intricate work, or at least for me. So time your confection creations accordingly! 

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Tiffany Boxes for a Bride to be…

11 Dec

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So I may have a wedding in August. My client wants 100 individual tiffany boxes. 100 INDIVIDUAL BOXES oh and a cake. Lets skip the fact that I probably wont be able to do all of that myself. If you are a cake decorator you know that 100 boxes means 100 cakes because each box is just a smaller cake. I just keep thinking ASSEMBLY LINE! I will have to fine a special space to use if I am selected to make these. Naturally she wanted to see some prototypes (I know I would) and also it was a good idea  for me to see how much work goes into these. Let’s just say baking the cake and cutting it into boxes was the easy part!

 

 

I baked the red velvet cake. Two 9X12 sheet cakes made 6 boxes ( I had to test one) I used my square biscuit cutter to cut the squares out after frosting the 3 layers with the cream cheese ganache. I used a white chocolate cream cheese ganache to frost the outside for a smooth edge. What was difficult about these was that every little error shows up if they are not perfectly smooth! I liked the one in the center the best.

Hope the Bride to be likes them all 🙂

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