Seahorse Beach Cake

Seahorse Beach Cake

Who can resist a playful Seahorse Beach cake  for a celebration of love at the shore? And the ocean colors of coral and seagreen make this cake ‘break wave’ for the occasion.

After all, seahorses mate for life!

What makes this cake special in design? A splash of seaside colors on the buttercream. And the lower part of the cake has crumbs from shortbread cookies so as to resemble sand. Together with the above, the fondant seashells adds the final touch of ocean nostalgia

Most of all, the seahorses in the eel grass makes this cake worthy of standing alone. The cake is perfect for an intimate wedding or anniversary. It’s also an excellent choice for a top tier or a beach-themed wedding cake.

In addition, together with the How to Make Trendy Cakes video tutorial, it will be a piece of cake.

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 Seahorse Beach Cake

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How to Make Caramelized Chocolate

How to Make Caramelized Chocolate

Have you baked with caramelized chocolate? If not, then hold on to the baking mitts and turn on the oven because adding this tidbit to your cookbook will be the best thing ever!

It’s a win-win!

Roasting chocolate in the oven creates a strong nutty fragrance and produces something slightly less sweet with an assertive caramel flavor.

And in this blog post, I’m going to show you how to make caramelized chocolate.

It so easy to do. You’ll love it!

How to Make Caramelized Chocolate

Let’s get started roasting the chocolate. Using an 8″ baking pan stir in 9-ounces of white chocolate and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Bake @ 250°F (130°C).

According to your oven, the chocolate needs to be stirred every 10 to 15 minutes until the chocolate becomes a peanut butter color (approximately 1 hr/30 min).

Watching the YouTube video will give the end-results of the color and the texture of the caramelized chocolate.

In addition, the caramelized chocolate needs to rest overnight. The next morning, break into pieces, and store in an airtight container. The chocolate will stay fresh for up to 4 months.

So, don’t forget to make extra for all the baking goodies and don’t miss out on the ganache recipe. It’s coming soon!

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Intimate Wedding Anniversary Cake

Intimate Wedding Anniversary Cake

An intimate wedding anniversary cake. It’s perfect for a small wedding or to celebrate a milestone anniversary with friends. 

The design of this wedding anniversary cake can be changed and the heart (with or without) the bridal couple in the center and with this in mind, the doves are the main focal part of the design.

Anyhow, attach the doves to the heart with royal icing and allow the decoration to air dry on a cake dummy before placing onto the buttercream cake.

On the back of the heart, a dab of buttercream will adhere the design to a chilled cake.

Finally, long black hat pins for the eyes, adheres the doves onto the heart design. Last but not least, don’t forget to remove the pins before serving the cake.

Be sure to stop and watch the wedding anniversary video. You will be delightfully amazed on how easy the decorations are to make!

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Fox Cake

Fox Cake

Here’s how to make a Fox Cake for a Woodlands Theme party. Featuring a time lapse video and a *free* cake template.

 

Hi my name is Sylvester and I mind my Ps & Qs.  Walking in the woodlands is my favorite thing to do.

My favorite pastime is chasing fluttering butterflies and rolling in colorful falling leaves.  And my secret wish is to belong to a little boy to love and please. 

I’m not a sly fox, I’m clever as can be. I’ll brighten your day to celebrate and be a perfect woodlands theme.

And thanks so much in advance, for choosing me for your cake.

Love ,

Sylvester

The vanilla bean cake was filled with a caramel buttercream and covered in Dulce de Leche Ganache.

The ganache recipe here on the blog will be one of your favorites – easily spreadable and most importantly the perfect color brown to accent this Woodlands Theme Fox Cake.

Detailed accents on this cake makes it an easy conversation starter at your next Woodlands Theme party and when you watch the time lapse video on How to Make a Fox Cake, you will be amazed at how simple the decorations are to add to the overall design.

So…..

STAY CLEVER LITTLE FOX

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Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? How do I keep my fondant decorations from melting?  I read these questions in Facebook groups all the time.

And yes you can! Let me show you how.

Here are examples of decorated cakes that were refrigerated. Yep, these cakes were in the fridge fully decorated before these photos.

Unicorn Princess Cake – An enchanting buttercream cake with fondant decorations and gorgeous Unicorn Sprinkle Pop sprinkles. 

Flamingo Shower CakeBella the Flamingo fondant cake with fondant and gumpaste decorations accented with Wilton Easter sprinkles on a buttercream border. Can I refridgerate the fondant designs and sprinkles? Yes, you can!

Mermaid Cake – Color dusted Merry the Mermaid on a fondant cake with fondant ruffles accented with cookie sand and candy pearls. Can I refridgerate a fondant cake? And all these decorations? Yes, you can!

Princess Cake – a 2-tier fondant ruffled Princess cake (except the crown) with the brooch and pearls.

And photo down below: the top tier of a wedding cake (excuse the pic, it’s one of the 1st and before my camera) covered in fondant with a sugar lace design. The tier is in the refrigerator waiting for assembly. 

The best part of a chilled cake? It stabilizes the cake for delivery. With this technique, you will never post, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? again. And if you live in a humid hot area, this technique will keep the flowers and toppers from wilting.
I can still remember the 1st fondant cake. I had a panic attack with nightmares that the fondant had slowly slid off the buttercream. I’d wake up and check to make sure the cake was still standing. It was dismal. And then Erica O’Brien saved the day. I’d actually like to take credit for this cake problem solver, but it wouldn’t be fair.  Thanks Erica, I sleep like a babe now.

How not to ask, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Let’s get started…

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How to Make Pokémon Toy Cookies

How to Make Pokémon Toy Cookies


Pokémon Toy Cookies with a surprise inside is a Pokémon GO! for the Trainers attending your Pokémon party.

And it’s a legendary ending as a party favor.

When I began to design these gingerbread  domed Pokéball cookies, my main catch was to hide a mini Pokémon for the Trainers to find once the battle was over.

And since I’m a sweet blogger and GlamMa (who has no sugar limits) the Pokémon Toy Cookies as a party favor needed to be made in advance.

‘Cause my Trainer had battle station expectations for Pokéball Cupcake Toppers, Pokémon Cupcakes and a sculpted Shiny Gengar Cake at this Pokéstop.

To achieve the status as a ‘Mega GlamMa’ in my Trainer’s eyes, the cookies needed to be a ‘no-fail’ treat and this meant before making the cookies for the party, a sample cookie was designed, a storage technique was verified and most importantly, a taste test of the finished cookie.

‘Pika Pika!’ It was a Pokémon GO!

And you’ll ‘catch ’em all’ in the step-by-step video below…

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For this tutorial, I used a gingerbread cookie dough by, Julia M. Usher and for icing the cookie a recipe from, Baking Sweet Hope. For rolling out the cookies, The Cookie Thing.

Online supplies: Plunger cutters, circle cutters and silicone mold.

And here’s where to find the mini-Pokémons on Amazon.

For an eye-catching display for your pokéballs, this DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand is the way to ‘catch ’em all!’.

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How to Make Pokéball Cupcake Toppers

How to Make Pokéball Cupcake Toppers


Lure your guests to the party stop with these Pokéball Cupcake Toppers. Edible and simple to do, these toppers will make your Pokémon party evolve to the next level.

….cause, ‘It’s hard to catch ’em all when you don’t have enough balls..’

Is your Alpha Pokémon Trainer focused with finding Pocket Monsters?

You are not alone…Pokeball Cupcake ToppersC’mon over with me and lets hone in your GPS, correlate the location, whip out your phone and scan the Pokémon tutorials.

And while you are here, make sure to catch the recipe, Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes. Combined with the Pokéball Cupcake Toppers, you will easily superimpose your Pokémon party into an augmented reality.

It’ll be a Pokémon GO! when all the Trainers head on over to the Pokégym to prepare for battle and thereby proclaim your birthday party event … simply legendary.

To enhance your busy life, in our Pokémon YouTube series, I’ve included in each video, how to make and store your party goodies in advance (except for this one.)

The toppers can be made weeks in advance. Store the pokéball in a container and out of direct sunlight. The sun will fade the red half-sphere. And to make your pokéballs shine: right before the party, dab on a bit of vegetable shortening or lard.

Thanks for swiping in! For your convenience, here’s a list for the online Pokéball Cupcake Toppers supplies: Cake Pop Mold, Plunger Cutters, Circle Cutters, Red and White Candy Melts.

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How to Make a Pokémon Cake Pop Stand

How to Make a Pokémon Cake Pop Stand


Arriving one by one, the young boys stopped to admire the Gengar cake and then their palms reached out to touch the Pokémon Cake Pop Stand to give the pokéball a moment of reverential silence. Snatching Pikachu Peeps from the crown of the pokéball, the boys all gathered around in wonderment.

The Pokémon pilgrimage continued until one wide-eyed boy with awe in his voice looked up at me and asked, ‘Is that a real Poké Ball?’

Yeah, I know. As a GlamMa with a warped sense of humor, this was an invitation to really up my Pokémon game.

Seriously, some of these guys still believe in Santa.

What was a GlamMa to do? I was stuck somewhere between a Pokéball and the Great Ball in Pokémon land with the Pokémon Cake Pop Stand.

Luckily for me, I was swiped by a Pokémon berry when the sugar from the Pikachu Peeps began to surge through the dudes’ bloodstreams and then someone outside shouted in glee, ‘Bouncy house, bouncy house!!’

Saved by a Bounce-Bounce.

Darn….

Pokemon Cake Pop Stand

Be sure to catch the DIY Wooden Cupcake StandPokémon Cupcakes and the Pokémon Cupcake Topper tutorials for your Pokémon party!

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