Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hello Kitty themed birthday party - No cake, make me cupcakes mami!!

I always loved Hello Kitty as a little girl, but I never thought I would find myself making 40 individually unique Hello Kitty cupcakes in less than 2 hours!!! There were so adorable, it was hard to see them being devoured by 3 year olds.. Well at least they enjoyed them.

I made the Hello Kitty and friends heads in advanced with color flow. I did some boys and some girls so everybody will be happy. The cupcakes are covered with buttercream and some royal icing and color flow flowers. Some cupcakes have a weaving design and others just flower arrangements.

The pinata was very simple - just a rainbow with some Hello Kitty cutouts at the top.

Monday, August 17, 2009

International Cake Exploration Society - 09 conference

The 09 ICES conferene just finished in Illinois. It was fantastic!! I have never seen so many expectacular cakes in one place. Congratulations to the Venezuelan team - you had by far the best cakes of all!! Followed by Dominican Republic and Argentina. I am attaching here some of my favorites - I will truly try to make my own adaptations of some of these beautiful designs... I am already thinking of a beautiful fairy cake for my little girl.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Making of the Titanic - Themed Party - Cake and Piñata

A party of Titanic proportions

It does not matter how old you are, 5 or 80 years old, if you get Titanic fever you must follow it! The party ship departed but this time it did not sink. I started by downloading the plans, the real plans for the boat and figured out how to translate them into a cake and a piñata to the best of my abilities.

I started the piñata from scratch- that means cardboard, staples, glue, a lot of imagination and late nights. It took about 2 weeks to complete as I could only work about 1 to 2 hours a day. I also needed time for the papier mache to dry in between layers. It was very rewarding to see the final piece, complete with flags and all.

The cake took about 8 hours - it is a butter sponge, covered in buttercream. It has at least 5 layers of sheet cake to get the right height. The windows are chocolate chips. You can eat everything in that cake except the flag poles!! I debated whether to put the iceberg in, but I guess you could not have a Titanic without an iceberg.
If any one is interested in the instructions for this click here for the How to.

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