The scent of apple pie baking in the oven is like no other. It is my family’s favorite. Even if I were to bake a million and one fabulous cakes, and then ask them what they would like me to bake next, the answer would always be apple pie. I usually bake pies starting in the autumn through winter, but that’s not to say I’ve never baked them in the summer, because I have, Read More →
Update: Thank you to Notes on the Road for the nice write-up.
Here’s another mannequin cake, this time in pink. I used a yellow cake recipe with vanilla buttercream frosting. For some surface texture, I used a star tip and just piped the frosting all around the cake. I didn’t even take the time to crumb coat theRead More →
I bought one of those stick dolls you can buy in a craft store to make this chocolate mannequin cake. There is something about mannequins I find so attractive, it may be because they are shaped in the human form. I have a few of them around the house, two in the bedroom, a small one in another and little ones scattered here and there.Read More →
Pink cake with yellow roses. Since the many months I started baking as a hobby, I’ve always wanted for the longest time to enroll in some kind of cake decorating course where I could learn the proper techniques in frosting and decorating a cake. Imagine my excitement just around a few weeks ago, in early August when I found out our local craft store was offering a Wilton decorating course. It cost only $25 for four two-hour sessions every Saturday morning. Pretty reasonable rate considering all the time you get, plus the instruction was excellent.Read More →
To celebrate my son’s birthday the other day I thought I would once again, as I did with last year’s cake, decorate his birthday cake with G clefs. He plays the piano, so it crossed my mind to garnish his cake with excerpts of the pieces he currently plays, but I reconsidered, realizing piping Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bach onto a cake may not be the easiest thing to do. I doubt I could even write their music down on paper let alone decorate a cake with it. So I opted for the easy way out, and G clefs it was. Maybe I’ll be more ambitious next year and go for the music.Read More →
These ruffle cupcakes don’t take a lot of time to decorate once you have your frosting made and piping bags filled. I couldn’t quite make up my mind if I should go with uniformity or variety, and, being as fickle minded as I am, opted for the latter. The flavors weren’t exceptional; it was a standard yellow cake recipe and buttercream frosting. Actually, the yellow cake recipe I used here wasn’t my favorite, as it bordered on the dry side. It was a recipe that was printed on a label that you peel off of a baking pan. But if there was anything positive I gleaned out of this project, it was that tip 104 is very versatile and does more than piping roses it is typically used for.Read More →