Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Basketball Cupcake

Tuesday Toppers: Basketball Cupcake

This week I'm showing the last of the 3 sports cupcakes. The basketball. It isn't quite basketball season yet, but since it's just around the corner I decided to show it to you this week. Here's what you need to make one:

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-Fontant smoother
-Black edible marker
-Orange fondant (made with orange, and a touch of brown and red)

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-Take a 1" ball and flatten slightly with the fondant smoother

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-Using the fondant smoother again, round off the edges.

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-Take the black edible pen and make a two lines that cross in the center, then a half circles on each side.

Don't forget to check in next week when I start my halloween cupcakes!

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meg's Birthday Cake

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I thought I'd share with you the cake I made for my sister for her birthday this past weekend. I love how the green turned out and I think I got pretty close to her favorite color. I will have to say though, I definitely need to invest in a extruder gun if I'm going to be doing anything like this again! The flowers seemed to take forever hand rolling the fondant ropes. I think it was worth it in the end though.

On a side note, I just wanted to let you know that I just worded yesterdays post wrong. I'm not quitting the Tuesday Toppers, it was just the final topper in my series of cupcake, cake slice, and cake cupcake toppers. Around Christmas I am going to take a short break though, mainly because it's so hectic around here during that time. But I'm not leaving you!

See you next week :D

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Cake Cupcake

Tuesday Toppers: Cake Cupcake

I had such a great time this past weekend. We have an annual Johnny Appleseed festival near us that we go to every year and I was lucky enough to get to go both days! On top of that it was my sisters birthday weekend so I made her a cake (I hope to post it soon) and we went out for dinner to celebrate. Unfortunately I'm going to have to workout for the next two days straight to make up for all of the yummy food I ate over the weekend, lol. Now on to this weeks topper. I'm finishing up my series of cake cupcake toppers and showing you how to make the cake topper. Here's what you will need to make one.

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- Fondant smoother
-Knife
-Paint brush and water
-White, light and dark pink, and red fondant.

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-Take the white fondant and flatten just slightly.

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-Pinch the top and bottom edges all the way around.

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-Then take the fondant smoother and smooth it into a cake shape.

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-Take both of the pinks and roll into thin ropes. ( I think I'm going to have to invest in a fondant extruder!)

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-Take the light pink and zig zag it back and forth bunching it as you go, making it about 3/8" wide.

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-Cut in half.

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-Take the paintbrush and water and lightly go around the bottom of the cake. Next take on of the halves of pink and go around the base (it may not come up in once piece, and if it doesn't just piece together going around).

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-Take the paintbrush and water and do the same around the top. Then take the darker pink fondant and make a scallop.

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-For the cherries on top make 5-7 small balls of red and evenly place them on top of the cake with a little water.

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-Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Football Cupcake

Well it's football season again and depending on how you look at it, this could be a good thing or a bad thing.:D Fortunately I've grown fond of football, or at least I can tolerate it now, lol. And of course with football season comes football parties and tailgating, both great excuses to make cupcakes! So this week I'm going to show you how to make the football cupcakes that will make you the MVP of the party. Here's what you will need to make one:

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-Fondant smoother
-Knife
-Paint brush and water
-Redish-brown and white fondant

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-take a 1" ball of the brown fondant and flatten slightly with the fondant smoother.

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-Pinch both sides to form almost a diamond.

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-Round off the top and bottom edges with the fondant smoother and pinch ends to define them more.

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-Take the white fondant and form it into a thin rope (if I were going to make a lot of these, I would probably either use royal icing for the stitching or make sure i had a extruder gun!)

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-Cut a 1" piece and 8-1/4" pieces.

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-Attach the long piece first with a little water.

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-Then evenly divide the short pieces along the longer piece attaching them with a small amount of water. (ok so i only used 7 of them because they would have been too crowded, but if you want to be completely accurate you need to use all eight of them :)

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Your now ready for kickoff!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Sports Cupcakes

Tuesday Toppers: Sports Cupcakes

With baseball season coming to a close, football season starting in a few days , and basketball season right around the corner, I figured now would be the perfect time to bring these cupcakes out. In our house we favor football, GO COLTS!, but I decided to start with the baseball since the season will be ending next month. Next week i'll be doing the football topper just in time for tailgating season :D. Here's what you will need to make this very simple topper.

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-Fondant smoother
-Red food safe marker
-White fondant

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-Take a 1" ball of white fondant and flatten just slightly.

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-With the fondant smoother at an angle, go around the fondant forming it into a half circle.

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-Now for the lines take the red food marker and draw two curved lines.

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-And then make the red stitching lines.

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Now your ready to hit a home run!
Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Lighthouse Cupcakes

Tuesday Toppers: Lighthouse Cupcakes

I'm happy to report that we were able to fix the computer without too much pain ;D. And I was able to pull these cupcakes that I made for my mother-in-laws birthday out of my cupcake vault. She is a huge fan of lighthouses so these were the obvious choice for her! Today I am going to show you the basics of the lighthouses, but as you can see there are quite a few possibilities on how you can decorate them. Here's what you will need to make them:

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-Rolling pin
-Fondant smoother
-Knife
-Paint brush
-White, black, and red fondant

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-Take the white fondant and roll into a log.

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-With the fondant smoother make one end smaller than the other

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-take a small ball of red and flatten just slightly to form a fat disc.

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-take a larger ball of black and do the same.

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-For the top of the lighthouse take a ball of the black about the same size as the last piece and roll into a ball.

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-With your fingers make a cone/pyramid shape.

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-For the stripes, roll out the remaining black fondant very thinly and cut into 1/8" strips.

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-Take the strips and decorate the white base as desired. Then attach the disc to the base, then the red, and finally the top cone.

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-You can now beacon everyone to your cupcakes :D
Happy Tuesday, oops I mean, Wednesday Everyone!