Tag Archives: cake

Ace of Cakes

16 Nov

Have you seen the show? I’m quite the fan of cakes and all that comes with them, but I don’t think I could every accomplish some of the crazy cakes they make on the show. So for now… I settled for meeting two of the stars of the show!!! Duff and Mary Alice were at the Food and Wine Expo in Des Moines this past weekend and I was able to meet them and score their autographs.

 

Duff, Mary Alice and I

The Autographs

Melissa with Duff and Mary Alice

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Cupcakes…Cupcakes…Cupcakes

19 May
I just finished my first major baking experience by making cupcakes for a coworker’s daughters graduation reception. The cupcakes were vanilla with sprinkles pink and green sprinkles mixed in. I then frosted them with swirled green and pink buttercream.  They turned out great and it was a task. I never thought my hand would make it through the 125th cupcake… it was killing from squeezing the frosting bag. I made it though!!
I also made my first decorated cake… ever! It was meant to be 2 layers, but the 2nd layer fell apart when I was leveling it. So I covered my one layer cake in a marshmallow fondant. It was the first time I worked with fondant and although it was a struggle to knead, I will work with it again because it looks so pretty! My creativity was stretched when it came time to decorate the cake and I ended up going with dots to complement the swirled cupcakes.
The cupcakes and cake were displayed on a tower for the reception and they were a hit! I will definitely be making a decorated cake sometime in the future, but I will need a break before I do cupcakes again! What do you think of how they turned out?? I’d love to hear your thoughts….

Easter Treats

7 Apr

I’m attempting to make some beautiful Easter treats… until I get mine finished, visit Bakerella’s Siteand check out her Cupcake pops. I know mine won’t be as cute has those, but I’m gonna try!!

I’m part way done with the treats. Here is my play by play via photos thus far….

 

    

Here is part 2 of the play by play…

  
    
    
They are done and decorated… and quite yummy if I may say so! I’ll definitely be making again and have already had a request! I’ll be sure to share pictures when I do make more!!