Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Cupcakes

Friday nights are movie nights. One Friday we decided to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. In honor of the movie I made some Speghetti with Meatballs Cupcakes. The cupcakes were made using the Almond Sour Cream Cake recipe. I placed the cupcakes on the a plate and then covered them all messily with buttercream icing squeezed through a round tip. I placed the meatballs (oreo truffles) on top of the noodles and spooned homemade strawberry jam over the whole thing. MMM MMM Yummy! I have seen ferrero rocher chocolates used as the meatballs. However, Lil' E is allergic to nuts.
Oreo Truffles
1 pkg. of oreos finely crushed
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S semi sweet chocolate, melted
Mix the oreo crumbs and cream cheese together. Shape into balls. Dip into melted chocolate. Set aside on wax paper to set.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

ARG!! Me Berry own Treasure Chest Cake

Here is a Pirate's Treasure Cake made for a friends little boy. I really wanted the chest to open, but soon figured out that this wasn't going to happen unless I built a false back to the cake and with time I chose not to do that. This beast weighed a ton and could feed around 200. I think I went over board for Jorel's small party of 8 kids, but he loved it. I frosted the cake in chocolate cream cheese frosting and embellished it with fondant and gold pearl dust. The fun part was all the treasures around the chest. Ring pops, candy necklaces, chocolate coins, hershey chocolate treasures and rolos layed around the chest that lay on a pirate's treasure map. Happy Birthday Jorel!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship Cake

I take alot of pictures of my cakes don't I? I can never choose which ones to post so I just post alot. This cake I made for my husband during our Valentine Week celebration. He is a big fan of mixed martial arts and the UFC. I have actually never made him a cake before so I decided to make one for him this year. Let me tell you I was excited to pull this off without him knowing. I finished the cake in a day and I didn't even start baking it till about 1:30. I was able to finish it by 6:30 when he got home from lunch. It is my White Almond Sour Cream Cake with buttercream frosting and strawberries in the center. The logos were all hand cut from fondant. I bought the fighters at Walmart. It was a fun cake to make and the kids were so excited to have daddy see it.