Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

Here some  cupcakes iced with the same 2D Wiltons icing nozzle that I used to ice the pink rose cake. Using butter cream icing and starting from the centre pipe in a spiral circle to the outside. A very quick and easy way to make  impressive looking cupcakes. These cupcakes were made using a recipe called 'Danas chocolate cupcake's from one of my favourite cook book series "The Destitute Gourmet" The recipe can be found half way down the page on her blog here

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Adventure Time Topsy Turvey Cake

Miss 16 wanted a Topsy Turvey cake for her birthday. After Googling many how tos I came up with this. Originally I had the cake just decorated in the stripes and spots but it was lacking something. The second layer set too close to the edge made the cake look heavy so made some characters from her favourite TV cartoon Adventure Time.
Cake is a very rich chocolate cake. I didn't have tins small enough for the top two layers so for middle layer used a large tinned fruit tin and a large tuna tin for the top. I lined these tins with several layers of baking paper and they worked well.

The bottom and middle layer were halved and a chocolate butter cream was spread between. Cake was also covered in the butter cream prior to putting the fondant on.

As cake was made a week earlier it was frozen which also helped in the cutting of the shapes as less crumbs. The taste of the cake wasn't affected by freezing.

If making again I would make the middle cake smaller and not to the edge and roll fondant thinner.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mothers Day Cake.
As an avid follower of NZ Hottest home baker contest on TV I just had to enter a cake in their online cake photo contest. I didn't win but it was delicious to eat.
I used Alice's raspberry cupcake recipe found here. I Made it as a cake and also made it gluten free by substituting Bakels baking mix for the flour.
Iced with pink raspberry flavoured butter cream. It took alot of icing. After piping the roses, done with a Wiltons 2D nozzle I had to make a second batch of icing for the sides.

Sponged clouds using scalloped circle and using 
Pocket Silhouettes have layered the image on top.