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March’s Creations

27 May

Continuing with my catch up posts by month here is what I worked on in March!

Have your Shoe and Eat it too!

Red and Black Stiletto Shoe CollageNot when I first started baking, my sweetie introduced me to one of his high school friends. She owns a event planning company. Thanks to her I have lots of cakes and treats to make!  So I get to make her Birthday cake. When she asked me it was right after I had ordered a Stiletto shoe kit from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen. Now if you have never heard of Mayen you should know of her! She makes amazing cakes and supplies for cake decorating.  She has a great Etsy store, she is very helpful when you ask her questions and she lets you share pictures of her cakes on Wednesdays and Friday on her facebook page. Wait back to the cake.  So yes naturally I convinced her that I wanted to make her a shoe topper. She agreed! She loves strawberry and she loves coconut. So She got a strawberry cake with coconut buttercream filling… Oh and her own life size shoe, Size 7 to be exact!

Red and Black Stiletto Shoe

Blue and White Wedding Treats Table

If you read my last post I said these are becoming popular. I did these for a royal blue and white wedding.  Check out the photos. My friend who I made the shoe cake for she also does ballon arches so those are hers on the table.

Blue and White Wedding Treats Table

Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Treats Table

…and one week later yep another one!

 

Winnie the Pooh Shower Treats table

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Classy Damask Print Confections

3 Dec
Demo of Damask print

Just what is Damask? Acording to Wikipedia Damask (Arabic: دمسق‎) is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. Twill damasks include a twill-woven ground or pattern.

Recently I have been seeing this classy print everywhere  on confections and stumbled on a stencil. There is an sample of the print done with black royal icing in the photo. I really wanted to use it and just so happened that I had a client having a birthday that wanted to showcase this classy print.

You can get the stencils online or any craft store. There are a variety of prints not just damask so have fun shopping,  they are however on the expensive side. Just so happened that a client was looking for some classy damask print cupcakes for her Tres Chic 30th birthday party.

Besides the wrappers, I didn’t know how I would use the decorations on the cupcakes. My clients do not like fondant but I knew I needed something to put the print on. So i made Marshmallow fondant! It is very easy to make but it was sticky fun. Check the recipe section for instructions.

I rolled out the fondant and covered it with damask print. I cut out squares to place as decoration on cup of cupcakes. I also covered some of the marshmallow fondant hot pink to fit the theme of party, and added some royal icing words. I brushed the squares with a little silver luster dust to had a little shimmer. Classy indeed.

Trio Tres Chic cupcakesTres Chic Cupcake decoTres Chic cupcakes box

Later that same week my very good friend Kim called me looking for a birthday cake. She has been a faithful supporter of my confections for a while and i was thrilled to be the person to make her red velvet birthday cake. Now Kim is a very classy lady so this print was perfect for her cake. Once I was done I realized it needed something. So I crafted a ‘K’ out of gum paste and glued on pink and silver rhinestones just for a little sparkle. She loved it!  Happy Birthday Kim!


Damask Birthday Cake

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