Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you had a pleasant holiday. This flower pot cupcake bouquet is something that I had been wanting to try out for a while. It is super easy, makes a great gift, and can easily work for a variety of occasions including baby showers, birthdays, get well gifts, etc. All you need is a standard terra cotta pot, a foam ball that sits nicely atop the pot, approximately 18 cupcakes, toothpicks, and some tissue paper. Simply attached the cupcakes (without frosting) using toothpicks to the foam ball. Frost the cupcakes and complete with green tissue paper to disguise the remaining foam from showing. That’s it! Now share with friends and family!
Last week was my mom’s birthday and so of course I took the opportunity to play around in the kitchen and make another cake! I wasn’t lying in my earlier post, I really am slightly obsessed with cake decorating. My mom, on the other hand, is slightly obsessed with donuts and there came the inspiration for this fun and easy cake. I used a standard bundt pan to achieve the general shape of the donut, iced the whole thing in light brown buttercream and topped it off with a little bit of pink fondant to resmeble the icing. The sprinkles are, I think, what ties the whole thing together. Overall, it was a very easy-to-do cake that ended up being a crowd-pleaser.
Yesterday my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and so I decided that I wanted to make them a cute little cake (it’s only 4 inches in diameter). Within the past year, I have become slightly obsessed with TLC’s Cake Boss and all its various spin-offs. I was also a diehard Ace of Cakes fan back in the day. I can sit and watch those shows for hours. I love them so much that back in March I actually signed up for Wilton’s beginner cake decorating class at my local Michaels craft store. The class introduced me to basic buttercream techniques but this was my first attempt at using fondant, which ended up being very easy to use and looks so nice and clean. Dear friends and family, you can now expect fabulous cakes from me for all future birthdays and holidays.