Last week I made a very interesting birthday cake, which I wanted to share with all of you. The person the cake was for, is a big fan of Pink Floyd’s music and Mario Benedetti’s poetry and she loves the cute Jolly Möh sheep and the white roses. So I designed a cake consisting on a single round tier with a Jolly Möh sheep on top wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt and listening their music! To go with it, also made some hand piped cookies with Mario Benedetti’s verses! And, if that wasn’t enough, I also prepared a bunch of cupcakes toped with… guess what… Yes! More Pink Floyd and Jolly Möh’s! Overall, a very unusual combination that turned out to be pretty fun! Don’t you think?
I coated an 8″ round vanilla cake with scrumptious dark chocolate ganache and pink rolled fondant, trying to make noticeable sharp edges (I’m a bit obsessed with that!!).
Then, I added the rest of the decorations. I mixed 2D & 3D details to emphasize some of them. I really like the earphones that Jolly Möh is using, as well has her t-shirt, haha! She’s also holding a white rose as a gift for the birthday girl. As you can see for her position, she needs a big hug!! Hug me!!
It was particularly challenging to fit Mario Benedetti’s verses on a single cookie! But with a bit of concentration and steady hand, I could pipe them with white royal icing. My friend Mónica advised me that it would be a good idea to pipe white letters over sky blue cookies. She was right!
By the way, I’ve something on the works for Halloween. Something that I haven’t tried before and been wanted to do for a while now… Spooky!! Stay tuned
Last week I made these funny cakes for a lovely 1 year-old kid. The birthday party was Sesame Street themed, so I couldn’t forget to make the most popular characters in this famous tv show!
ME WANT COOKIE! OM NOM NOM NOM!
To make the cookie monster cake I used a really moist chocolate sponge, which I covered with a thin crumb coat and blue buttercream fur (tip #233). The rest of the details, such as the eyes, the mouth and the candle, were made with sugarpaste.
ME EAT COOKIE! OM NOM NOM NOM!
To decorate the tiny Sesame Street cupcakes, I made modelling paste toppers which I attached on top of each cupcake by means of a plain buttercream swirl (tip #2A).
Here they are! Ernie & Bert, Cookie monster, Elmo, Oscar the grouch and Big Bird. So sweet, aren’t they? ;)
I also made some animal-shaped cookies (and other shapes) which I iced with white royal icing so that the kids in the party could draw on them with edible markers. Youngest cake decorators ever!
Have a nice week,
How are you doing?
One month ago I said goodbye to my last traditional oven and currently I have a new one. It’s a fan assisted one. I find it a bit tricky to use, but I guess it’s a matter of time to get used to it!
Yesterday I was experimenting with it. When the cupcakes came out from the oven, I quickly decided what their decoration would be: cute princesses wearing their elegant dresses!
To make the dresses, I piped a generous dollop of thick consistency buttercream on top of each cupcake. I put some coloured sugar into a wide bowl and I rolled in the cupcakes to give the dress a special texture. Buttecream gives the domed shape of the dress and works as a glue to stick the sugar.
I hope you find them nice and easy to make and you give them a try to sweeten a little girl’s birthday party, for example
When I was a child my favourite one was the Sleeping Beauty. Which one was yours?
Have a nice weekend,
I would like to show you one of my funniest creations so far: Cookie Monster Cupcakes!! Here they are!!
In Spain this creature is known as “Monstruo de las Galletas” (it’s a direct translation from English).
Look at these cross-eyed monsters!
But the authentic cookie monster is the following one: he ate almost all these cupcakes! Even he was photographed with the last one in his own hands!