cupcakes, cakes, cookies, & more made by charlene

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Cupcakes

I was crazy, but excited to take on 3 cake orders in the span of a 3 day period.
Here's my second cake for the Halloween weekend.
I had an order from my uncle-in-law's wife to make a pull apart cake of about 50 cupcakes based on the "Mad Hatter" theme from Alice in Wonderland for her granddaughter's 8th birthday. I decided to stick to the "Alice in Wonderland" theme. The individual cupcakes are covered in marshmallow fondant and the pull apart cake is covered in cream cheese frosting colored green to represent grass. The red roses, clock, hearts and queen's crown are all made of marshmallow fondant.

I did make a jumbo chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting with a "Mad Hatter's hat" made of marshmallow fondant on top for the birthday girl!

Close ups...

This cake was a litte stressful to make because of all the fondant details, but it was totally fun & I can't wait to do it again for you!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Our church has a Halloween alternative for the kids called "Mega Night." I donated 2 dozen chocolate cupcakes with pumpkins and candy corn on top. I'm hoping to get my cupcakes out there, so I wrapped each cupcake with a wrapper with my contact info. Happy Halloween!

First time using the clam shell plastic containers. Very cool!

Some cupcakes had cream cheese frosting colored orange & the other cupcakes had chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Every cupcake has a little candy goodie!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lakers Inspired Birthday Cake

October is a very busy month filled with birthdays & Halloween parties. On my husband's side of the family, there were 3 birthday celebrants in October. Since they & the rest of the family LOVE the Lakers basketball team, I made a red velvet 2 layered cake filled with cream cheese frosting and covered in purple homemade marshmallow fondant. To give it a personal touch, each birthday celebrant had a lemon cupcake with their name.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boston Celtics Inspired Jumbo Cupcake

My husband is a high school teacher & wanted to say thanks to his T.A.
He asked me to make him a jumbo chocolate cupcake inspired by the Boston Celtics.
His T.A. loves Rondo #9 for the Celtics, so I tried my best.

I wish I had a photo of that kid smiling. My husband said he loved it & didn't want to eat it. He just stared at it throughout the class period. Hahaha!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Toy Story Jessie Inspired Cake

For my goddaughter's 6th birthday, she had a Jessie Toy Story party. As part of her birthday present, I made her a giant red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting (serves about 12), on top of a double layered chocolate cake in cow print fondant. To surround the bottom layer cake, I placed yellow MnMs all around the cake. It was pretty heavy and I was nervous it wouldn't make it to the party.
Thank goodness, it did! Whew! Thanks to my dad for his cautious driving & my mom for holding part of the cake during the long drive!
And of course, I had to bring some chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting topped with personalized "Jessie" toppers with the birthday girl's name & age!

**Since this was my first attempt at an actual birthday cake with fondant rather than frosting, I give thanks for my husband & daughter for putting up with my anxiety & stress during the decorating process. =P