Monday, April 25, 2011

yummy tres leches (as easy as 1,2,3)...

Step 1...
dunk, soak, drizzle, DROWN (lol) the yummy cuppies into the delicious tres leches concoction and let sit...

Step 2...
pipe a swirl of fluffy yummiess on top...

Step 3 (the last and final step)...
each cuppie MUST be topped off with a decorative treat... 

in the spirit of Easter, these MINIS were topped with colorful jellybean eggs... 
they were ready for the egg-hunt (lol)...

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ABC's 123's

This is an oldie but a goodie (lol).

But... Back in January, I was hired to bake a cake and 2 dozen cuppies for a baby shower... the theme was "learning... ABC's 123's".  Here's the artwork the client gave me...

It was love at first sight (lol)... I immediately fell in LOVE with the concept and the colors :)

Her only request was... she wanted the cake to be topped with a baby elephant (trunk up... lol) playing with building blocks.

I really enjoyed working on this cake... the baby elephant and his birdie buddy were super fun to make and came out really CUTE :)

and the cuppies were YUMMY!!!

This was one of my first orders...
I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to bake for you... I look forward to working with you again :)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ribbons & Buttons

I was contacted several weeks ago for a baby shower cake.
She reached out b/c she was referred to me by one of my clients.  
That made me so happy... that means people are actually spreading the word about "Cakes in a Cup"... YAY!!!  

I feel truly blessed... 
Thank you all for your support, your orders, and esp for your referrals... come them coming :)

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okay... back to the cake (LOL).

She wanted pink, purple and cream and lots of buttons :)
so... this is what I created for her... I call it "simply girly"...

The top tier was Dominican cake with Dulce de Leche filling and the
bottom tier was Vanilla cake with Chocolate buttercream... YUMMY!

I received great feedback from my client and I can't wait to work with her again in the future!

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with every cake & cupcake I've done, I've gained experience & skills.
Believe me... It's not always a piece of cake (no pun intended... LOL).
But... I have to say that this cake was the BEST fondant work I've ever done.  I was so proud of myself!!!

I've worked out all of my kinks and can not wait to keep learning and growing :)

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Destiny!!!

April 14th was a very special girl's 10th birthday and her gift from me was a very yummy Red Velvet cake with cream cheese filling :)

The cake looked great but... I can't take any credit for the design... it was the Birthday Girl's vision.
She wanted "a white fondant cake with black polka dots (big and small) with a pink ribbon & bow and a crown on top".  I hope it was all she dreamed of and more.

Happy Birthday Destiny!!!
I hope you enjoyed your day and that all your bday wishes came true :)

Oooh... and I hope you had lots of yummy cake :)

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Lil' Sweet Pea :)

Last weekend I was hired to bake a MINI cake and cuppies for a "Sweet Pea" themed baby shower.
I really enjoyed working on this order :)

My client wanted a nice presentation of cake, regular cuppies and MINIs so this is what I whipped up...

a MINI cake... Dominican cake with dulce de leche filling... yummy!
24 MINI cuppies...
Yellow with vanilla & chocolate buttercream... yummy!

1 DZ Regular cuppies...
1/2 Chocolate and 1/2 Marble with vanilla & chocolate buttercream... yummy!

 4 DZ Regular cuppies...
a yummy mix of Yellow, Chocolate, and Marble with vanilla & chocolate buttercream :)

I hope my client and her guests enjoyed it!

Side note... 
I was sitting in my kitchen trying to finish up the final details on the cuppie toppers and my 18 month old was getting really antsy... I decided it would be a great idea to have him sit with me so he can observe his mommy at work.  He totally LOVED it!!!  He sat there "helping" his mommy and would just look over at me and say... "mommy fla-wers"... while sneaking pieces of fondant in his mouth... it was classic.  I think I might have a baker on my hands (lol).


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Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Last Day / Future Birthday (LOL)

Today marks a very sad day... my co-worker and friend is leaving NL after many many years... 
Jana... We've been thru A LOT together and I will definitely miss you :(
I wish you only the best in everything you do :)

Now on to the cake (lol)...
Since it's her last day AND she won't be here for her next bday, I made her a really cute MINI cake.  She absolutely LOVES anything and everything PINK and girly so what's better than a "Princess" cake (lol).  

This has 2 tiers of yumminess (lol)...
top:  funfetti with a hint of coconut and strawberry filling
bottom:   chocolate with peanut butter mousse filling
I really hope she enjoys it!!!

side view

and... I was finally able to try this freehand fondant technique...
I LOVE the way it turned out and I can't wait to use it again :)

Jana... Enjoy :)

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