Friday, February 25, 2011

Red Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

One of my favorite color combination is Red, Black and white!  It is absolutely a must combination for the sheek and modern bride or girly :)  Since the Cherry blossom festival is coming up in Washington D.C in April I am going to be making different variations of Cherry blossom cupcakes.  This is my first set of cherry blossom wedding cupcake designs :) 

I create an contrasting black and white blossom cupcakes with red cherry blossoms.  I used the 3 sized blossom Ateco plunger cutters to create this design.  The cupcake is red velvet filled with cream cheese and then I cut out a circle of fondant icing to give it this elegant look.

On your left is the white cupcake with red and black details.  Then on your right is the black cupcake with the white and red details.

Which color cupcake do you like better?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bleach Anime cupcakes!

Who loves Anime?? ME!  
I'm going to Katsucon 17, an anime convention this weekend on Feb 19th, so as my inner true Otaku spoke to me... I had to make anime cupcakes!  
Guess what Anime!! :D

My favorite japanese animation (Anime), which I have religiously watched since the beginning of time is Bleach! 

I think I LOVE it because the character development is so good but because I secretly hope that there a sparking romance blossoms between Ichigo and one of the girls...I love Ichigo and Rukia.. the romance I long for... if only it were true! LOL :P

but I dont think it's gonna happen... boo hoo.. But I still love ICHIGO :D  OH I wouldn't mind if Ichigo got with Orihime too because they have the same color hair and are uber cute :D

But anyway I made these cupcakes with Bleach characters drawn in chibi style! :)  I made my favorites - the main character is Ichigo, then I love Rukia cuz I kind of look like her with my flippy hair.  Then I also really like Kon and Orihime...I think I only like the girls on the show..haha JK! Renji's hot too :)  but I had to put in KON too because he is just so adorable!
The cupcakes are made out of a fondant layer in pale nude colorand then I hand cut the hair and clothes out of fondant and drew in the face with food color pens :)

To all you Otaku fans - Enjoy these Bleach cupcakes! KANPAI!!! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fairyland Cake

Glimpse of the beautiful Fairy Land cake!   If you ever get a chance to see one I would imagine that this is what the landscape would look like!   Here is one of my most detailed and glamorous cakes yet! 

The cake is a large chocolate yule log with vanilla and chocolate buttercream and then dusted with cocoa powder.  The fairy is sculpted and her outfit is a black leotard with green and blue leaves with black, green and blue iridescent wings.

The birds eye view of the landscape of the fairy. 

 I sculpted all the fairyland creatures on the cake.  Its a chipmunk!
 A cute little frog floating on a lily pad..ribbit!
This little frog is burrowing in the mud.
 Here is a little field mouse ..looks like ratatouille :)

A tropical lily blossoming on the log.  I created from gelatin these fantasy butterflies and forest mushrooms for them to be on :)
A monarch butterfly created with gelatin method and food color markers, disco dust and flower stamen :)
 A baby tropical rain forest butterfly!
The prettiest fairy of all is the blue fairy!  I created this fairy with a black leotard with leaf detailing and a tutu that is blue and green leaves.  The blue fairy has blue eyes and accessorized with blue hair piece and she has a bright teal butterfly in her palms. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese Dragon Cake!

The Zodiac calendar bestows upon us another Chinese new year!  The 2011 year is the Year of the Rabbit!  But this year I made a Chinese Red Dragon cake constructed out of cupcakes!  The cake is marble cake with cherry buttercream and covered with Red fondant!  I have piped detailing with gold scales on the red dragon.  This Dragon reminds me of the Red Dragon from Avatar the Last Airbender :) 

Here is the Chinese Dragon's fierce stare!
 The dragon is about to lurch!

 Here are the Chinese New Year Cupcakes I made with  fondant Square dusted in super gold and piped with Chinese new year sayings!  " Happy Chinese new year"  and "Gong Xi Fa Cai!" - which is "Good Wealth to you!"   Wishing you a very happy Chinese New year! :)