Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Plane Cupcake Tower

This was for a 1st Birthday party. A plane theme was requested preferably the Qantas Plane. I used the same design but instead of the kangaroo on the tail, I placed a number '1' 

The cupcake topper were all handmade using different coloured fondant. Each wing, tail and body of the plane were individually cut and moulded.

Again, another fun project as this was my first attempt at fondant planes. 

Flip-Flop Cupcakes

As part of the Hula Girl Cupcake Tower.

I used an oval cutter for the flip-flops and shaped them. They are actually 3 different coloured fondant that I stacked together fo create a multi-coloured looked.

Hula Girl Cupcake Tower

It has been a while since posting. I apologize but now it is catch up time. So I will be posting my latest creations that I have done since the beginning of the year...

This was created for a high school friend of mine who was turning 30. She wanted a hawaiian theme so I created a fondant hula girl for the cutting cake. Fondant bikini's flip-flops and frangipani's for the cupcake toppers. 

This was fun to create.

Cupcake Stand by TLC

Another very popular request I get from CakeCentral is my cupcake stand. When I first started creating my cupcakes I could not afford the nice perspex acrylic stands so I decided to create my own version that was a fraction of the cost using cake boards and pvc pipes from the hardware store.

Here are the instructions:

To make cake stand I purchased MDF cake boards in varying sizes and also pre-cut pvc plumbing pipes (10cm height) from local hardware shop and glued them together with super glue. 

The top board is 8" then 10" then 12" then 14" from memory for a 4 tier.

I also glued ribbon to the edge to match the colour theme.

Marshmallow (Fluffy) Frosting Recipe

As a member of the recipe for this frosting has proven to be the most requested by those who view my work. It is very light and has a nice shiny finish.

I got this recipe from a magazine...
This is enough to ice about 36 standard cupcakes
3 eggwhites
1 cup caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup water
Bring the sugar and Place sugar, water, cream of tartar in saucepan over high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved,
Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
( I usually bring sugar syrup to firm ball stage - this ensures the eggwhites get cooked)
Place eggwhites in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until soft peaks form. While motor running slowly pour in hot sugar syrup, beat until thick and glossy.
This is actually my favourite icing and the leftovers I stick in the oven and make meringues.