Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Yes, I know it is after Christmas. I'm just getting around to posting this. This is a series of cakes that I did in the last Wilton Cake  Decorating class. They were all Christmas cakes.

This top one was after our figure making class. We learned penguins and elves. The tree was so fun to make and so easy. Sculpt fondant out into a cone and use small scissors and snip upward into the cone to make the branches. Make sure that you offset cuts to give the tree texture. You can then pipe decorations on or use more fondant to create decorations.

Here we use the same tree technique. This time I got to have a little more fun creating penguins. The igloo was made with half of the Wilton Sports Ball Pan which I took a toothpick and impressed the design of bricks into the fondant. Then using a #3 tip, I went over the lines, then added lights and an entrance. A paper towel roll work perfect for sculpting the entrance, just lay the fondant over and let dry.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed making them. Happy Baking!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ok I know it has been FOREVER since I posted something on here. New Year's Resolution, keep blog up to date more than 2010. Ok, so here is a recipe that is super easy and  really really good! 

Start by bringing a 1/2 c butter and 1c sugar and 1 tsp vanilla up to boil. Put 9oz of chocolate chips into a bowl and pour boiling butter mixture over chocolates. Stir until mixed thoroughly and no chocolate chunks remain. Refrigerate for 1 hour or  until frosting has set. 
Now you should be able to pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

Hope you like this! Happy Baking :)