Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Face Cake!!

I've never made cupcakes like these before. They weren't actually that difficult either!!

These are for my boyfriends boss' sons birthday - so if they're crap Aaren could lose his job!! LOL not really, but I am happy with the way they turned out anyway so I hope they will be too!!

I took a look at the Planet Cake book to see how they made the naughty kids cupcakes - but it's not difficult, just cut out your fondant, cover the cupcake, fix the eyes and nose on and make an indent for the mouth - done!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cinnamon Sour Cream Cake

I've had a craving for sour cream cake for AGES. I love what sour cream does to a cake, it makes it so moist. Sour cream, combined with my love for cinnamon sounded like a wicked combination to me.

This was really easy to make too - cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs, add the vanilla, fold in flour, baking powder & soda then mix in the sour cream and bake. Too easy!! I haven't tried any of it yet - it look alot of will power to not have a slice last night when I baked it, but my mum is coming over for coffee this morning so I had to wait. Hope it tastes good!!

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sour cream

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time; then the vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture; mix thoroughly. Add sour cream LAST; mix well.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

As usual I made up my own icing recipe - it's just a glaze. 1 cup of icing sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix until a good consistency to drizzle over the cake. If you need it thinner, add a bit of boiling water - but not too much!!


P.S I had enough of waiting to put my christmas tree up - so here it is. I'm so excited, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vanilla Sundae Cupcakes

I love cupcakes that look like they have a cherry on top, reminiscent of an ice cream sundae......it's just adorable!! Some chocolate sauce would definitely have just been the icing on these cakes ;)

I've made these to take to the company that I used to work for tomorrow morning. A friend I used to work with just got engaged and although these aren't really engagement cupcakes......well, you know what, who even needs an excuse for cupcakes, right??

YUM!! Little ones, AND big ones!!

Big congrats to Georgie on her engagement :D