Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Athletic Training Graduation Cake

This weekend I had an order for a graduation cake for an Athletic Training major at CSUN. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. All of the accents are made with fondant, and the Athletic Training symbol front and center was hand painted on with some food coloring gel. On top of the cake there is an ice pack, bandaids, an ace bandage and two colors of kinesiotape.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jenn's Bridal Shower Cookies

Another thing I did for my cousin's bridal shower was cookies for each guest when they left. They are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing and little fondant and pearl accents. I carried the undecorated cookies onto the plane as well. I was not as worried about their survival as I was with the cupcakes because I had made so many more than I needed. When I got to Colorado, I frosted and decorated the cookies. This was a new recipe, and I have to say it is one of the best sugar cookie recipes I have ever tasted. Success!!

Jenn's Bridal Shower Cupcakes

For my cousin Jenn's bridal shower, I made some cupcakes. The pictures to the left show an up close picture of the cupcakes and then the way that they were all set up at her shower. The cupcakes were vanilla with a vanilla buttercream frosting in hot pink, green and white. This was definitely an experience.

I had offered to make cupcakes for my cousins bridal shower. She lives in Colorado, I live in California. I had been thinking about what the best way to get cupcakes made and have as much social time as possible. So, I decided to bake the cupcakes at home in California and transport them on my carry on to Colorado. I packaged them up as tightly as I could and put them in my carry-on. I was impressed how well they held up. There were definitely a few that were too smooched together to use, but all in all the transportation was a success. The TSA lady at security had a good long laugh at me.