November 27, 2010

dessert for 30

Tonight I am hosting a get-together/party and I got the opportunity to create my first desert table. My favourite colour palette of the moment is brown and green; so simple, yet so elegant, so I decided to prepare a bunch of different treats all adhering to this theme. I also got to mix and match some of my favourite flavours too! 

These are some simple sugar cookies (with whole wheat flour) decorated with lime green royal icing and finished with a milk chocolate wafer centre

Margarita cake: margarita lime cake filled with tequila-lime buttercream, covered in brown fondant and finished with macaron shells and a gum paste anemone. This cake was so much fun to make, but I found myself eating more of the leftovers than I should have...

Brownie cupcakes with lime green vanilla buttercream. I especially love how the colour palette turned out on these!

Although my kitchen is a disaster and every cake pan/spatula/utensil is waiting patiently in the sink to be cleaned, I am really pleased with how everything turned out. Hopefully my guests agree! 


November 9, 2010

it's holiday season!

The holidays are fast approaching!
Christmas ornament cupcakes:

Cupcakes are covered in buttercream and topped with a thin layer of fondant. Dusted with luster dust, covered in edible glitter or piped with royal icing, these cupcakes make great great gifts and party favours.

Snowmen cupcakes:

These cupcakes are topped with a generous dollop of swiss meringue buttercream and edible snow flakes, finished with a sculpted fondant snowman. 

Poinsettia cupcakes:

These cupcakes are covered entirely in hand-piped swiss meringue buttercream.

Can't wait to think of more...