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Showing posts from March, 2012

Transformers Bumble Bee Pull Apart Cake

Yesterday we went to Xavier's (X for short)  birthday at Galaxyland West Edmonton Mall.  Soo many people! I thought the play area is going to fall apart.  There's just way too many kids in one spot.  The party started at 11 am.  We got there at 11:30 and there was a supper long line up at the entrance.  The line wasn't moving.  The customer  at the counter was taking too long and it looks like she was doing calculus with her money because she couldn't figure out what to pay the cashier.  We finally got our wrist band and we joined the rest of the group.
My first pull apart cake...

How I made my pull apart cake... I put a bit of icing underneath each cupcake so it would not move around while I am frosting them.  Next, I pipped frosting on individual cupcake.  Smooth out the frosting using a large offset spatula to cover up the gaps between each cupcake also to make it look like cake.  I did such a good job at smoothing out the frosting that my husband thought it was a c…

Owl Cupcakes

It is that time of the school year again, "Demonstration of Learning" part two.  Charisma's demo at 9 am and Bronze's demo shortly after school at 3:30.  Its suppose to be a short day that day but they made Friday a short day instead.  Of course everybody wants to get off early before spring break and that includes teachers.  Too bad Bronze has to miss his beloved skating class.  Charisma is off that day and I have the whole day to bake and finish Xavier's class birthday cupcakes.

I baked 5 dozen marble cupcakes.  2 dozen for X's class and 2 dozen for his birthday party and 1 dozen for me ( hey! I need my energy while I decorate!).  I was told I could decorate it whatever I want.  Really!? Since its demonstration of learning day and X is a smart kid ( just like his mom... hehhehe) owl cupcakes are a natural choice.

Back to the cupcakes.  I frosted them with chocolate buttercream.  Using a small offset spatula I made impressions on the frosting. This would b…

Happy Birthday Grandma Agnes! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is my mother-in-law's birthday.  I'm sure if St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in the Philippines she would have been called "Patricia".  For her birthday I made her favourite coffee chiffon cake with coffee buttercream icing.  It's like cafe latte in cake form.   Grandma refuses to any pictures taken of her because she is not feeling well so Charisma is the stand in.

Rainbow Velvet Cupcake

The theme of my neice's 2nd birthday is rainbow (March 16,2012).  So I made her my very own rainbow velvet cupcake.  This is a lemon cupcake frosted with lemon cream cheese icing.  On the outside its not a flashy cake but as soon as you cut into the cake a rainbow full of colours is revealed.

Charisma and I are the only ones that are healthy enough to attend Sierra's birthday.  Earlier that day I got a phone call from SAB informing me that Bronze is not feeling well.  Its a good thing that I have the car that day and I was able to quickly pick up Bronze from school.  Turns out Bronze had an upset stomach from his antibiotics.  Chris had a bad cough. Cough plus restaurant is not a good combination so Chris just stayed home with Bronze.
At Pizza Hut...

before the birthday party...

Making A Yoda Cake

Here is my attempt on a Yoda cake.  Vanilla / Chocolate marble cake filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream.

Then it turned to this...

Next is Yoda's Body.

Shaved a little bit of the top of the cake to form the shoulders.  Almost done just need to add Yoda's robe.  
Its finally done...