Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Think Tink

Here is the cupcake display I made for kalei's friend H's 3rd birthday. H is super into princesses, and her face just lit up when she saw her cake!! (I know, Tinkerbell is a fairy and not a princess...) It was a lot of work, I won't lie, but I had a blast with it and it was so worth it to see how happy it made her!




I used a new and improved vanilla cupcake recipe I have been working on, and a Swiss meringue buttercream icing. I had never made this type of frosting before, and holy cow it was good!! A little time consuming, as it requires about 15 minutes of beating (thank you Kitchenaid for your glorious stand mixers!!) but totally worth it. And it can be frozen and used later too, bonus!! The Tinkerbell dress is covered in marshmallow fondant, and her head, hair, and body are entirely made of fondant, all skewered together with, well, a skewer :o) I made her wings with Wilton Colorflow, which I think is similar to royal icing, but was a lot easier to work with. (I first attempted the wings with royal icing, and they just shattered). It is hard to tell in the picture, but I painted the pink part of her dress with Wilton shimmer dust to make it sparkly. It looked really cool!







You can find the frosting recipe at this site, http://www.dyannbakes.com/. I love this site so much!! Her videos are so awesome and helpful, especially for a visual learner like me! If you like to bake, and want some good tips, you should definitely check it out :o)

Happy "leftovers" eating!!


11 comments:

Miranda said...

Hey, tried to call you tonight. Your cupcakes are super cute! I'm jealous...Ryan's birthday cake I made was a truck that was super cute for an amateur like myself. I made the icing taste nasty by using so much food coloring to make it red. :) Ryan loved it so much!

Hope you're well. When you gonna start your cake business, anyway?!!

Jaime said...

Awesome!! You better have lots of cute birthday pictures!! when are you coming home again? I miss you dangit :)

Jaime said...

Oh yeah, and our phones are having issues, that is why i did not pick up. Our phones today have seemed to think that we are "roaming" when we call from inside our house...? Maybe the phone company thinks we aren't paying them quite enough. Not sure, but it better get fixed quick!

Anonymous said...

Jaime,
This is Mandie (Curtis' sister). Just had to tell you that I totally enjoy your blog. I check it out whenever I check on redthread. You are totally talented and I enjoy seeing the things you come up with. You should seriously publish a book!

Jess said...

you are very talented jaime!! how fun and exciting for that little girl!!!

tatum said...

That would make any little girl VERY happy!!!

Amanda Sewell said...

Cute Jaime :)

The Van Fam said...

Jamie, hahaha. Your kool aid story about Kalei is hillarious! Maybe I will try that!

tatum said...

Just wanted to drop in and let you know.....

TAG YOUR IT!

Brittany Osborn said...

I want an update! :)

Jaime said...

I know I am so totally slackin... :P An update is coming I promise!

 
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