Friday, March 15, 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

Have you ever read the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. It is such a cute book. 
 In the book, the warm sun comes up and the little caterpillar pops out of his egg, and he is very hungry.
 So the cute little caterpillar starts to look for some food.
 He eats his way through quite a bit of food. ( I did not get all the food on here.)
 In the book all the illustrations have a very hand painted look to them, and that is what I love about them. So to capture that I hand painted everything. I have to say I love the way it turned out.
 (If you're wondering why all the food has holes in them, it's because the caterpillar eats his way through them.)
 After the caterpillar eats his way through all that food, he has a stomach ache!
 Then he eats through one nice green leaf. And he (after being in a cocoon,) turns into a butterfly. Which I actually had, but felt there was already so much going on that there was just no more room to put on a big hand painted butterfly.
 This cake was chocolate cake, with vanilla almond buttercream. And I have to say, it is one of my new favorites!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tinkerbell, and Perriwinkle Cake

I have to say, that I surprisingly enough have still not seen this movie.
 But apparently in the movie, we find out that Tinkerbell has a sister, who is a snow fairy, or winter fairy, something like that. :)
 So I did one side with snowflakes, and handpainted icicles. And the other side with grass and flowers.

The girls who wanted this cake, are of course, twins. And they love that Tinkerbell has a sister now, like they do.

 I was told by one of these girls that next year she wants the same thing, but she wants the fairies to move, and then for their wings to glow. I told her that probably isn't going to happen.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mini Cheesecake Conversation Hearts

I thought I'd better post these before it gets too far away from Valentine's Day. I always love to make holiday themed treats, and I actually saw this idea on pinterest, and had to do it. It's a cheesecake recipe, and I just divided the cheesecake mixture into 6 bowl and tinted them with food coloring. (I use gel food color.) Each cake was made using a silicone heart shaped mold, baked in a water bath.
To release them from the mold I let them cool for about an hour, then place them in the freezer for about two more. They came right out. While frozen I painted the words on them using red gel food color. Aren't they so cute? I love the way they turned out, and I have to tell you they were very tasty as well. Happy Valentine's Day.