Roopa I’ve always found gumpaste flowers exceedingly beautiful, but there is a little bit of a barrier to entry for these guys. They require a lot of parts, a LOT of time, and a decent amount of know how. Now that I’m a bit adultier than when this blog started, I don’t always have a … More Gumpaste Flowers
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MALTED CHOCOLATE ICING Roopa This cake is from a while ago, but I was looking through my old pictures and remembered how much I like the basketweave design. I used this cake recipe and this icing recipe. To date, the malted chocolate is one of my favourite kinds of icing!
SPRING CUPCAKES Roopa These are from a little while ago, but it was pretty much a ‘let’s play around with icing’ kind of day. It was just a basic buttercream since that is stiff enough to decorate well, but soft enough to not cramp your hand.
I wanted to make something bright and summery, so I went with triple lemon cupcakes. They gave me a chance to use my new gel food colours, as well as use up some of the MANY flowers I made. My favourite was the lily-esque flower! I used this Lemon Blueberry cake recipe for the cake … More Triple Lemon Cupcakes
Roopa As an early birthday/graduation present, my parents got me a stand mixer! It’s this lovely, 800W, 5.5 quart bad boy right here: I need to decide what to name it! To test it out, I made some stiff icing and made flowers. I maaaayy have gone a little overboard with the flowers; I was … More Stand Mixer + Flowers