Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Butterfly Cake

A week or so ago my wife and I asked our daughter what kind of birthday cake she wanted and she responded with "I want a butterfly cake." I then asked what colors of butterflies she wanted and she said she wanted blue butterflies. I was so stoked to do her cake this year! First of all because she is my daughter and I love her so much! Secondly because I have not done a cake in far too long. This is a problem I need to fix. So if you or someone you know lives in New York City and need a custom designed cake please send them my way. Anyway, back to the cake, it was a hit! We invited over a few of my daughters friends and they had a butterfly party and of course loved the cake!

This was my first time using Gum Paste. I cut the butterflies out of gum paste and then hand painted the design on with food coloring.


It is a luscious melt in your mouth moist white cake with lime buttercream icing.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cookies for Kids Cancer

A couple weeks ago I received an email at work saying that the company was participating in a cookie drive for Cookies for Kids Cancer.  I of course volunteered instantaneously. I was going to make something new that I had never done before, but about a month ago I made little Linzer type cookies for a work function and everybody loved them and many people requested that I make them again for the cookie drive so that they could buy them all. Instead of making them in circles I crafted them toward Valentines day. The cookie drive was a great success and my cookies flew off the table quite quickly and were loved by many! It was great fun to bake these for such a worthy cause!