Sweet Themed Creations
Sweet Themed Creations
I made these corset cupcakes for vintage themed party for my friend Kit. I used a simple butter cake recipe for the base and coloured some store bought fondant with gel food dyes. I shaped the corsets by hand, then painted them with black gel dye which I mixed with a few drops of water to thin out. I used a very thin brush to paint with. I then finished them by pushes tiny coloured choc chips around the sides.
Lacy Bra, Underwear and Corset Cookies
These cookies were also for the vintage party. I cheated by buying a Coles brand butter cookie mix. After following the instructions I rolled out the dough and cut them out using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Next i cut off the pointed lower part of the heart the smoothed the sides with my fingers. After baking them i coloured some Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting with pink food gel them piped it on into the cookies. I decorated the underwear further by adding some coloured choc chips.
I made these cupcakes for my friend Christian's birthday as he is the biggest Beatles fan i have ever met. I cheated and used a Betty Crocker Devil's Food cake mix for the cupcake base then made a butter icing mixture but tripled the amount of ingredients. Next I separated the icing into five bowls and coloured them with gel food dye. I then added gel dye to some fondant, rolled it out and used a sharp knife to cut out number 1 shapes. For the yellow submarines I rolled out the fondant without adding any dye on a floured chopping board and again used a sharp knife to cut the fondant into a half submarine shapes. I then smoothed all the edges with my fingers. I then piped on the details as i looked at a picture of the Yellow Submarine album cover.
Top: Abby Road. Middle: Yellow Submarine. Bottom: Union Jack.
Top: 1. Middle: The Beatles Bottom: HELP!
Above: Yellow submarine
Gun Shaped Cookies
I made these gun shaped cookies for the same birthday as above. I made these because the party was gangster themed. I used a basic butter biscuit recipe the night before and cut them out and iced them the next day. Unfortunately for the people who ate them the dye left their teeth looking a bluey black colour from the dye. I used a lot of black food gel for the icing but dispute using three quarters of the bottle the icing turned a disappointing dark grey colour.
I made this Barbie for my friend Charlotte's birthday. I used a butter cake recipe and coloured it with pink gel dye. I baked the mixture in a dolly varden cake tin and doll which i rented from a lovely cupcake shop http://www.cherryseed.com.au/. Once the cake had cooled I iced a thick layer of Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting all over, then piped on home made butter icing using a large star nozzle on the piping bag. I coloured three different shades of pink into the butter icing using gel dye. Lastly i gently pushed the dolls half body into the top of the cake then iced over her chest.
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This is how i manage to get all my creations to their destinations safe and sound: http://www.yachtinggourmetstore.com/images/Cupcake%20Carrier.JPG