November 18, 2010

Spider Cupcakes

Here is a simple but fun cupcake design that will coordinate well with a Spiderman or Super Hero birthday party!

1. Frost cupcakes with red frosting. I used a piping bag and a number 21 star tip. This is a fast and easy way to frost any type of cupcake
***Hint: Make your red frosting a day ahead of time. The red color will intensify over night.
2. Use a piping bag with a number 3 tip to make a cross(+) on the cupcake, then make an X over the top of the cross.
3. Go around in a circular fashion connecting to each line as you go.

That's it! Then serve to your little super heroes!

November 17, 2010

Lingerie Cake

Here is a simple to make cake for a bachelorette, lingerie, or 21 party!

1. Start with a 1/4 sheet cake(13 x 9) or a 1/3 sheet cake(11x15) and frost with pink icing.
2. Draw the lingerie shape on paper first. Newsprint or a paper grocery bag works well for this.
***Hint: fold paper in half, draw the shape and then cut it out. Both sides will come out equal.
3. Knead a large piece of white fondant and roll out to size of paper pattern. Cut out shape.
***Hint: use confectioners sugar when rolling out fondant so that it doesn't stick to the table.
4. Gently lift and lay on center of cake. Using a clean paint brush, 'paint' with water the fondant to remove confectioners sugar then allow to dry.
5. Fill a piping bag with black frosting. Use a number 21 star tip for the dots on top of the cake and for the scallop edging.
***Hint: it is easier to make black frosting if you start with chocolate frosting.
6. Use a number three tip for the details and monogram.
7. Use a basket weave tip backwards with the straight edge towards the cake for the details on lingerie and straps.