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Showing posts from February, 2016

Penguins vs Oilers Cupcakes

Below is the video of how I made my oiler's cupcake topper Fondant covered cupcakes.  

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake

My son had a couple of friends over for Teacher's Convention break.  We went to LZ Trampoline park and head home for some snacks and cake.  It is also Bronze's late mini birthday celebration.  Moustache Party! Which brings us back to the.... Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake (makes 1.5 to 2  dozen cupcakes) Got the idea from a Filipino desert puto.  Puto is a cupcake type of desert.  It is traditionally made with stone ground rice but for convenience it is made using rice flour or all purpose flour.  To make this chocolate cake gluten free I used a mixture of rice flour, cornstarch,  and for leavening organic baking powder.   1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup gluten free flour (see recipe below) 1 1/2 tsp organic baking powder  1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter with the milk solids removed 3/4 cup sugar 4 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla 4 oz (2 squares) of semi sweet chocolate, melted Gluten Free Cake Flour *this can be  made ahead of time 2 cups

Purple and Pink Christening cake

American Girl Inspired cupcakes

American Girl logo is very easy to make.  All you need are 1 large star cookie cutter and 1 slightly smaller star cookie cutter to make the inner star.  Add a pinch of tylose to the fondant.  Knead the fondant until fondant is malleable.  Roll out the red fondant and cut out large stars.  Remove excess fondant.  Cut out the inner star using the smaller star cookie cutter.  Place finished stars on starched cling wrap.  Let dry overnight.  The next day the stars should be stiff.  They are now ready to place on top of the cupcakes. I cut medium stars to spell out the celebrants name in white royal icing.