Saturday, March 24, 2012

March Madness

So I don't know if you're a basketball fan or not, but my dad is. That means that for 2 straight weeks in March, fortunately the two that I am off from school, NCAA basketball is playing on the TV nonstop. Now I like basketball, but I'm not the kind of person that likes to watch it. I can handle one, but when it comes to more than that in one day, that's too much for me. It's my dad's favorite time though so we all sit down and watch with him.

In the spirit of March Madness I made some vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing, from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook that I got for Christmas. The recipe is also available here and the icing recipe is available here if you wanted to try them out.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Smile for the Camera

I made this cake for my sisters 20th birthday. As you can probably tell, she loves photography. I made a replica of the camera that she has, a Nikon D3000. I put as much detail as I could but some things were wayyyy too small to even be written. I made both the camera and the cake underneath of chocolate cake, and vanilla icing. My sister really wanted peppermint too so I crushed up peppermints and put them in the icing in the larger cake. I'm really happy with how this turned out since it was my first sculpted cake. I had no help and it took me awhile but I love how it turned out, and my sister was really surprised. :)
I used chocolate fondant on the camera because my sister isn't a huge fan of other fondant. When she cut into the camera she couldn't stop eating it because according to her, it tasted like JosLouis. If you don't know what a Jos Louis is, you probably should go find out because you've had a sad childhood.

Hope you like it!