Why did the banana go out with the prune?

February 14, 2010

Because he couldn’t get a date !!!

And here’s more Valentine’s Day jokes.

My favourite holiday to decorate for but I made some pretty simple  cakes this year. Vanilla with buttercream and fondant. Luckily, I organized my bake ware drawer and found about 7 kinds of Valentine’s sprinkles and 3 kinds of cupcake liners.

I made these conversation heart cakes two years ago. I think they look better this year. I’m not a fan of sprinkles (I don’t know why I have so many…ahem) but I used some of the heart ones today because today is the day to do so.

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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!