Friday, August 27, 2010

Egyptian Cupcakes

OCCASION: Bridal Shower
FLAVOR: Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling/Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Filling

My sister's high school friend Gaby asked me to make these cupcakes for her sister's bridal shower. The theme was Egypt because its one of the several locations Gaby's sister and her future husband will be visiting on their honeymoon. The cupcakes were filled in the middle and topped with vanilla buttercream icing.

Camera Cake

OCCASION: Birthday
FLAVOR: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptart

I made this cake for my good friend Zack's surprise birthday party. The cake consisted of a layer of brown sugar cinnamon poptarts and yellow cake (kind of coffee-cake-like) and a brown sugar icing. The cake is modeled after Zack's camera, the Canon Rebel XS. Zack will be starting at Northeastern University next week!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carnegie Mellon Cake

OCCASION: Birthday/Going Away Party
FLAVOR: Fudge Marble

I made this cake for one of my oldest friends, Margo, who I met back in '98 when my family first moved to Maryland and I started in the first grade. Margo is the sweetest girl ever, and she's going to Carnegie Mellon this year. She had to leave before her birthday, so she had a big party and her wonderful mom, Judy, hired me to make the cake. Best of luck to Margo!

Testudo (Part 3)

OCCASION: Graduation
FLAVOR: Yellow

This cake is for an old friend, Saral, who will, as you can see, be attending the University of Maryland this fall.

Cupcake Challenge 6: Peach Raspberry Cupcakes

Peach Cupcakes with Raspberry Icing

I made these cupcakes with real peaches and peach yogurt in the batter and raspberries in the icing. The icing was a winner, but the peaches didn't provide a strong enough flavor--looks like artificial flavoring would have worked better. But combined with the icing, it was great!

Flavor suggested by: Marie M.

Seton Hall Cake

OCCASION: Graduation
FLAVOR: Red Velvet

This cake was for an old elementary school/middle school friend named Vania. She will be attending Seton Hall University this fall!

UMiami Cake

OCCASION: Birthday
FLAVOR: Funfetti

A high school friend, Laura, hired me to make this cake for one of her best friends, Emily, for her 18th birthday. Emily will be attending UMiami this year.

Ohio State Cake

OCCASION: Graduation
FLAVOR: Red Velvet

I made this cake for my friend Ben in honor of his graduation from high school. He will be attending Ohio State University next month!