cupcakes, cakes, cookies, & more made by charlene

Saturday, August 28, 2010

First Attempt at fondant

I love to bake and frost cupcakes, but stayed away from using fondant.  I watch all those baking shows on tv and am amazed at the work these bakers do with fondant.  I have an upcoming "baby reveal" cake to make for a friend and wanted to make something a little fancier for her.  I used store bought fondant in my first attempt.  It was so much fun and easy to do!  With the help of a mini cookie cutter, I just tried some out on homemade chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  My friends from church loved my "practice" cupcakes at a potluck pool party.  Enjoy!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lakers themed cupcakes

For my good friend, a huge Lakers fan, I made him chocolate stout cupcakes frosted with vanilla icing.  The chocolate, beer, & vanilla were a delicious combination.  I topped the cupcakes with homemade paper toppers inspired by the Lakers team's players & jersey's.  These yummy cupcakes were wrapped with homemade cupcake wrappers in the team's colors of purple & gold!

The birthday boy's personalized cupcake

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ube & White Cake Cupcakes

Surprise! They're ube cupcakes ( a Filipino fruit) and white cake cupcakes!  For my aunt's surpise party, I was asked to make these delicious and lovely cupcakes.  I used a white cake batter and added ube flavoring to the batter to half of the cupcakes.  The other half I left alone.  I topped them with cream cheese frosting dyed purple and topped with white sugar pears and edible glitter.  Since the party's color theme was lavender, I thought these were perfect for the occassion!

Ube cupcake

White cake cupcakes