Monday, December 8, 2014

Rose Buds Before and after

White Rose Buds My First Home Practicing attempts.
These are my third attempt after studying roses and watching Edna De La Cruz  and practicing with royal icing roses. There is a number system even in the flower world for kids out ther struggling with math! Math is everywhere. My wish for you is to fi d the math wizard in you with some thi g that make your heart sing. Flowers make my heart sing so I don't mind the math.  Anyway, when I interned at Sugar Flower Cake Shop thin is the main common thread repeated with master suger crafter to get the petals to look realistic.  


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Xtra Special Cake

I made this Birthday Cake...with my 9 yr. Old, for her friend with the same name as her, who works in the Path Mark .  Chocolate Xtra Special Cake Blanketed in Cream Cheese Frosting,  and Caringly decorated with precious pearl pink gumpaste hearts finished with a Frilly flower! This is the perfect size for a girly tea party. I cut 8 nice size slices.
This Xtra special cake recipe, brings special memories for me. My children and I used the recipe for countless birthdays, bake sales, holidays and events and learning ways to use letter X!

Chocolate Non-Dairy Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



Xtra Special Cake Recipe from Alpha Bakery
by Gold Medal Flour...also found on Food.com...look up Xtra Special Cake    


3 c. of Flour( Cake flour is best for a moist cake
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa ( hershey’s or other good quality cocoa)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. oil
2 tsp. vinegar
2 c. cold water


Prepare your pans with oil, or parchement paper, depending on the type of pans your using.  


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Ferenheight.


Combine everything in a bowl. Blend well and pour directly into prepared pan(s). Bake for 35 min. until toothpick insert comes out clean.

Gumpaste Frilly flower