Happy 5th Birthday Peter!!
How cute are these Alien/Monster Cupcakes?
I used all sorts of candy like licorice for the antennas, gum drops for their head(s), m&m’s, skittles & candy melts for eyes. They were SO much fun to make.
A great friend is hosted a Hot Wheels themed birthday for he little man Duncan who turned 7! I am stoked to share his cake with you!! I thought it turned out so cute and was a huge hit with the kids!!
Birthday Cake xoxo, Mama Bird
This week the theme for Life As Mom’s URS is Birthday Cakes!! I am so excited to share a few of my very favorite birthday cakes!!
These are just a few of the cakes I have made for my friends children and I have loved everyone!! Look around and check out more of my cakes! I am hoping someday to be a “baker”!!
Linked to Bird Crafts
I was asked to make a cake for a dear family friend who is turning 65! I thought since strawberries are so abundant this would be a great time to whip up a new creation! I started with a very simple vanilla batter and then folded in the macerated strawberries and egg whites. Then I made a strawberry lemon curd to put between the two layers and finished it off with a strawberry cream cheese frosting! um, um GOOD!!!
2 3/4 cup flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg whites
1/3 cup macerated strawberries, (pic above, blitz in food processor, add 1 Tb lemon juice and allow to sit 5-10 mins)
Place flour, sugar & baking powder in mixer, blend on low to mix. Add 2 sticks butter (1 Tb at a time). Add vanilla to milk and add a some milk then an egg & rotate. Fold in berries and egg whites, one at a time. Place in 2 9in cake pans or lined cupcake pan and bake cakes apx 25 mins and cupcakes 18 min at 350. Cool completely prior to frosting.
Strawberry Lemon Curd Filling
2 cups whole frozen strawberries (I froze fresh ones)
6 Tb sugar, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Bring strawberries, 4 Tb sugar, and lemon juice to a boil in saucepan, and cook 5 minutes.Whisk together remaining 2Tb sugar and flour in a saucepan. Whisk in strawberry mixture; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbling around edges. Pour into a glass bowl, cover surface with plastic wrap; chill at least 2 hours.
*Cooks Tip: When adding filling, put a ring of the frosting around the outer edge of cake and then put filling in the center so it will not ooze out the side and mess up your frosting!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz block cream cheese
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 cup fresh strawberries, blitzed in food processor
2 tsp vanilla
4- 6 cups powered sugar
Mix cream cheese, butter & vanilla and 1/2 strawberry mixture, slowly add powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time) add more strawberries as needed to provide the right texture for frosting.
I had a little batter left over so I made the boys some cupcakes and made them a mini version!
Hope you enjoy!!
What’s your favorite summer time cake?
How much fun did I have doing the “Rock Star” themed birthday party this weekend? TONS!!!
I did a big guitar cake for all the guests at G-man’s Party and this adorable smash cake for the Birthday Boy! His cake was a banana pound cake with chocolate frosting and the guitar was a choco-chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. OMG it is MY new fav! De-fricking lish!!
1 stick of butter
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
1 32 oz bag powdered sugar
Cream all ingredients, but sugar. Slowly add powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Sometimes you will use the whole bag, sometimes more, sometimes less. I think it has to do with the humidity. Which here in NC we already have had 90 degree sticky days and I am finding I am using more sugar in all my frosting recipes. Who knows?
For G’s cake I used red fondant stars and threaded craft wire between 2 stars and sealed with a little vodka! I know you must have just gasped! It was literally less than a drop! I read somewhere that we working with fondant using alcohol opposed to water would seal quicker as the alcohol evaporates and the water just makes a sticky mess. It worked! I made them around midnight last night and the were perfect this morning!! And didn’t they turn out cute! I am posting another pic cause I just love it!!
Baby Bray is turning 1 and he is allergic to all sorts of food especially eggs. So, I looked at a ton of different recipes to come up with what I hope to be a DELISH Chocolate Cake without eggs, butter or milk.
1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c warm water
2 tsp of white vinegar
1 T vanilla
Mix everything together and bake at 350. I had an odd shaped dish and so it took apx 50 mins to cook. I then made Chocolate Frosting that you find on the back of the cocoa powder box. As he can’t have the milk chocolate chips I would normally use.
Here are the cupcakes his Big Sister and Cousins enjoyed!
Welcome to the 1st Edition of What’s Baking Wednesday! I am so excited to share all my fun baked goods and I thought it fitting to celebrate a BIG Birthday 90 years… WOW! What can I say? I was so honored to make this cake for the Matriarch of one of my favorite families!
This is the biggest cake I have ever made! I started with a basic chocolate cake recipe, tripled it and added my secret ingredients. I added clementine zest, orange juice & a little Gran Marnier to the recipe and then made Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. YUM!!