Friday, March 29, 2013

Sprink Break Cake Project #1 - Retirement Cake

Most of my spring break was spent "caking".  Nothing is better than getting to be creative and messy in the kitchen!

My first project was my Mom's Retirement Party cupcakes and centerpiece:

Cake Centerpiece:
Styrofoam dummy covered with Marshmallow Fondant
Cut the Chevron design on Cake Cricut
Plaque cut on Cake Cricut using "KG Flavor and Frames" Font
Stripes on top layer cut by hand.
My first Peony flower

Cupcake Flavors:
Vanilla with Variety Buttercream Frostings
Chocolate with Variety Buttercream Frostings
Lemon with Bunny's Stabilized Whipped Frosting (White Chocolate Pudding mix)
Lemon filled with Raspberry using Bunny's Stabilized Whipped Frosting 
with Raspberry filling mixed in
Pumpkin Spice with either Cream Cheese Buttercream or Salty Caramel Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcake dipped in chocolate ganache, tipped in toffee bits, topped with Salted Caramel Buttercream and sprinkled with toffee bits

Cookie Pops:
Sweetopia's Cut-out Cookie Recipe (with lemon extract)
Topped with buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant

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