alice in wonderland
- Sep 29, 2009
So turning a giant cupcakes into a Cheshire cat was harder than I thought it would be. In hindsight, I think I should have used a different tip, like a star, to hide any hiccups. But I was trying to go for the striped look. Or next time, after I pipe, I’ll smooth it out with an angled spatula. I don’t know.
Anyhow, it’s done and here you go:
And the client wanted some mini cupcakes with red roses on them as well as some white roses with red on them, ala “painting the roses red” get it?? ah ha!
For these, I ordered gum paste red and white roses from Wholesale Sugar Flowers and some Wilton red decorating spray and went to town. It was really fun spraying those roses! Now I’m itching to get an airbrush set. HAHA.
The Cheshire Cat was my Queen of Hearts flavor, the rose cupcakes were vanilla with vanilla buttercream and the tea cakes (not pictured) were Campfire.
- May 27, 2009
I recently got an order for 1 dozen red velvet cupcakes decorated like Cheshire Cats from Alice in Wonderland. At first I was a little worried. I’ve never done so much detail before in fondant. And in freehand! I usually use cutters. But I think they turned out pretty good. I got the idea searching on Flickr.
They also ordered 1 dozen chocolate cupcakes decorated with black cats. These were much easier to make as I had a black cat cutter from Halloween. I just added some green eyes.
Busy weekend ahead. LOTS of orders including a Transformers birthday party, a Pink Lady birthday order, 4 dozen Groovy for another birthday order and chef themed cupcakes for a surprise party.
And speaking of standing on ones head, I have a cold right now. And it is really putting up a fight! So this is really the first time where I have to bake and I’m not 100%. I’m just making sure to make lots of lists so I don’t forget anything (as cold medicine makes me a little loopy sometimes). I think it will all work out but I will probably be exhausted by Saturday afternoon.