First Time Fondant

December 9, 2009

We have a rule in my house – No Christmas decorations until AFTER Mom’s birthday (December 12) There’s no rule about no Christmas baking! Why would anyone put a ban on baked goods..? So, I’m starting early. 😀
These cakes are gumdrop cupcakes. Apparently gumdrop cake is a big deal at Christmas time but I’d never heard of it. I got some fruitlets candies and they actually had a recipe for gumdrop COOKIES right on the back…Weird? Maybe. So, these are pretty much just vanilla cakes with cut up gumdrops in it. Pretty great, right?

I’d never used fondant before, though I’ve admired it for awhile. I really felt like you can do anything with it! Now that I’ve used it, I know it’s true. I LOVE it so much. It’s sooo fun!

I stuck to bows this time but maybe next time I’ll branch out a little more. I wanted to make a couple Christmas gifts though. 😀 So, this is my first time using fondant and it was a great experience!


More Holiday Happys !!

December 21, 2008

I have the next four days before Christmas free to BAKE BAKE BAAAAKE… 🙂 More holiday explosions to come !

On the left we have candy cane cupcakes, with mint frosting and crushed candy canes on top. On the right – gingerbread cakes with LEMON frosting !! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season !

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2008

With less then a week until Christmas, I thought I better start the HOLIDAY BAKING. I think these little babies are a good start, and hopefully I`ll have time to make more before Christmas.

The vegan equivalent of egg nog is called holly nog. 🙂 I know, right? Really cute. These are holly nog cupcakes with vanilla frosting and snowflakes. Pretty, festive and wintery cupcakes… 🙂

A tangle of lights. I’m sure anyone who’s put up Christmas lights can relate to these cupcakes…If one can relate to a cupcake at all. Light chocolate cupcakes with a strand of yummy, chocolatey Christmas lights on top.

Happy holidays everyone !!