Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jennah's Hello Kitty Birthday cake

And here we have my daughters sixth birthday cake.  I made the the Kitty with gum paste, all of the flowers with royal icing, and the petal frosting pattern, I got straight from Pinterest.  The totally kooky thing today was that I got this big, bad-assed cake tip (see below) for frosting cakes.  It knocked the crumb coating and filling in between layers out with a quickness.

How about that bad boy, huh?

So there ya have it.  Hello Kitty birthday cake.

Jennah and Mommy

On a more personal note, six years and three hours ago, I gave birth to a tiny little girl, and named her Jennah. Jennah, my baby doll, you are getting so big and turning into such a charming little lady.  I love you so much.  I look forward to watching you grow up, even though I wish you could stay little. *sniffle* oxoxox Mama

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello, Kitty!

I really need to take better pictures.  That being said, here is my first attempt at Hello Kitty cookies.  I am 95% happy with how they turned out.  Next time, I will use a smaller piping tip on the bow, and I will do better on the bow over all now that I have a better feel for the placement of it.  Other than that I think they are adorable.   I made them for my little dolly's class for her birthday.  She squealed with delight, so I know she loved them, and they taste delicious too. For help on this i used Callie's tutorial over at The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle.  She is crazy helpful to me and doesn't even know it!  Go look at her blog!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Delightful Spring Cookies

I am continuing my cookie making with these spring themed cookies.  I made Ladybugs, using an egg shaped cookie cutter, and some leaves with my fondant leaf cutter.  Worked like a charm.

Over here we have the flower mix I made. Again I used the leaf cutter. I used yellow non pareils for the center of the flower on all of the flowers.  Then I used an adorable spring sprinkle mix on the white flowers (not small enough in my opinion, but hey I am doing a trial and error kind of thing here) and hot pink sanding sugar for the pink flowers.  The piping and flooding skills are getting better, and I pretty much have the royal icing and cookie recipes down flat.

     The next project will be this weekend.  It is my daughters sixth birthday (!) I will be making a Hello Kitty cake, and Hello Kitty cookies, for her Hello Kitty party. (groan)  I still have not the foggiest idea what the plan is for the cake, I am going to wing it, so it may be a cake wreck.  Most definitely.  I will be using the Hello Kitty cookie tutorial from The Adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle though, so I've got that going for me, which is nice, I think.  Alright, that is all for to follow next week hopefully!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Fisher Price Baby Shower cookies

Continuing with my cookie odyssey, I made some cookies for a baby shower this weekend.  Actually, I did the cupcakes and these cookie "favors"  The cookies took a lot of time to make, but they turned out very cute.  I did learn a few things during the making of these cookies.  Good, solid, knowledge that I would like to impart upon you, Dear Reader.

First off, Wilton gell coloring is not the best.  I had to use a ton of the brown to get a light brown color.  I was starting to lose my patience (those of you who know me though, know this is not saying much, lol) I recommend Americolor coloring.  I am slowly starting to acquire a color collection.  It works great.

Next, time management is an absolute requirement. DUH, right?

Third, never throw away any colors you make after you use them.  I made the pink cheeks on the monkeys.  Apparently, when I made them, I trapped air in the icing.  When they dried, all of them had holes in them from where the air bubble came to the surface and popped, leaving a pock mark or hole.  I had to go back over them with a toothpick and left over icing to fill the holes.  Thank goodness I didn't throw it away.

Finally, Always check Sweet Sugar Belle's cookie blog for pointers.  She does some amazing stuff.

I got my inspiration from the Fisher Price Baby Shower collection.