April 25, 2011

Berry Trifle

This berry trifle was created for Easter lunch with Jon's family. The trifle was created using an angel food cake, a lemon infused cream and three different pureed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries). All ingredients were then layered into the trifle.

Tip: Wait to layer ingredients into the trifle just prior to eating so that the layers do not become 
one/melted together.

April 17, 2011

Peeping Out for Spring

These cupcakes were created for a bake sale at school. They were created using  a confetti based cake, vanilla frosting dyed green (using the grass piping tip), bunny peeps, and chocolate eggs. 

Tip: To get the peeps to stand up straight in the cupcake and not fall over, use a toothpick to skewer them into the cake. Just be sure to let the customer know to remove them before eating. ;-)

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

These cupcakes were created for students and staff at my school for valentines day. 

The cupcake on the right is a spice cake with a pink cream cheese frosting and chocolate topped heart. 

The cupcake below is a white cake dyed pink with a vanilla frosting and a chocolate topped heart.

Tip: When using a cream cheese frosting make sure to keep cupcakes in a cool area. In a warm or sunny area the frosting will begin to melt or slide creating a gooey yet still yummy mess.

April 16, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

These chocolate covered strawberries were created as a treat for the 2011 Superbowl party at my house. I used milk chocolate to coat them and then piped on the laces with white chocolate. They were the hit of the party!

Fruity Platter

This fruit platter was created using the extra fruit from the Superbowl fruit display. I used decorative glass beads to keep the skewers in place. Included in this display are grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, and some stuffed strawberries (filled with a lemon infused cream).

Tip: Don't let leftovers go to waste - think of a creative way to use them yourself or to share them with others!

Super Fruitbowl - Packers vs. Steelers

This fruit display was created for the Packers vs. Steelers Superbowl game. It was created on a football shaped platter and incorporated many different fruits. My newest technique was the star shaped pineapple.
Go Pack Go!
Tip: When creating different shaped fruit out of pineapple use cookies cutters to make each piece look uniform.