cupcakes, cakes, cookies, & more made by charlene

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree cupcakes

My husband has a potluck party tonight to celebrate the last day of one of his night classes. He asked me to make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting & told me to be creative on decoration. Since Christmas is in a few weeks, I tried out some Christmas Tree designs that I've been thinking about.

Half I made look like white snow topped mountains with edible Christmas trees on top. I found these at my local Michael's Arts & Crafts store. They are suppose to taste like green apple, but tasted more like the "bread" you take at church.

The other half I dyed the cream cheese frosting green & decorated them with sprinkles to look like ornaments and marshmallow fondant stars on top of the tree!

Merry Christmas & congrats to my husband for finishing his semester!

Puppy Birthday Cake

My friend from church asked me to make her daughter's 2nd birthday cake! The party was held at Bounce U a fun place for the kids to jump around and get their energy out before nap time! Haha! Anyhoo, the party was themed around puppies since the Birthday Girl adores dogs!

I did a 4 inch white cake filled with fresh strawberries layered in between a marscapone cheese whipping cream as the filling! It was the first time I tried adding fresh fruit to my cake & it was a big hit! I covered the cake with marshmallow fondant!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pink Birthday Cupcake

I tried making a vegan cupcake today for my cousin in law's 20th birthday. I used applesauce instead of eggs, milk, & oil. It turned out moist & still delicious! It was a single JUMBO cupcake with vanilla frosting, edible pearls, & personalized with her name, Demi, in pink white chocolate.