May 11, 2009

happy little star trek cake

i made this cake in october for my husband's friend. apparently he's a big star trek fan. it's definitely not as cute as a cupcake but i thought i would post it in honor of the new star trek movie.  i  haven't seen it but was thinking about watching it this week. have you seen it? whatdaya think?

inside is chocolate, chocolate chip cake. outside is covered with marshmallow fondant. i haven't made very many cakes (why would i when i could be making cupcakes instead!) but this one was fun.  
this design would make really cute cupcakes too! maybe for his next birthday....

May 9, 2009

happy little cupcake party

there was a cupcake party. so i got to work....

vegan peanut butter cupcakes
recipe from vegan cupcakes take over the world.
these were good but i could definitely taste the apple cider vinegar and it was kind of a strong taste.

chocolate ice cream cone cupcakes filled with whipped vanilla frosting 
my mom used to make these for me when i was a kid. i would take them to school on my birthday and feel super cool. i'm pretty sure i have been wanting to make these ever since 6th grade.

i used a skewer to poke a hole all the way down to the bottom of the cone. then used a pastry bag to fill it up with frosting.  my husband packed them up very carefully...

rainbow cupcakes...

these were made with a cake mix. they were fun to make. i used the- batter in the ziplock bag- method. i only did three colors because i ran out of batter. so i guess you would need combine 2 or 3 cake mixes to make enough batter for all the rainbow colors. 

chocolate cupcakes with whipped vanilla pudding frosting
decorated with marshmallows and sprinkles. to make the frosting i tried this whipped topping mix in a box.  you add milk and instant pudding  and whip for a long time. i found the mix at some random store and had it hanging around for awhile. the frosting definitely tasted like pudding but it was light and fluffy which i like.

cupcake parties are fun.