Saturday, January 26, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
- 1 cup Crisco shortening (not butter flavor)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (clear if you want a pure white)
- 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (Dominos Sugar works best)
- 2 tablespoons milk (or water)
In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Slowly add sugar. When all sugar has been mixed in add milk and beat at medium speed until light and and peaks form. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re-whip before using.
Makes about 3 cups.
If you need it alittle thinner for piping, just add 1 tablespoon of milk or water.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
HERE is the story.
Although, I have read else where that the top half was actually a doll made from clay,
the bottom is all cake!
After nearly 20 years of delivering wedding cakes, I cannot imagine having to deliver this one!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Place these for the feet. Use a whole cupcake for the head.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
The cake was not real big. I made two large sheet cakes,
cut into serving size squares with an icing rose and leaf on each one.
The sheet cakes were served off from first.
This is a good way to save money when ordering a cake.
A sheet cake is usually much less expensive than the stacked cake,
so order a smaller stacked/tier cake and then sheet cakes to serve from first.
You will need:
1 yellow cake mix
3 eggs, oil and water
Mix and bake cake according to box directions
in 2- 8" round pans.
1 large box of vanilla instant pudding
1 can evaporated milk
1 container of chocolate icing
Let cake cool.
Beat pudding mix and the can of evaporated milk for 2 minutes.
Let pudding set,
then spread between the layers.
Heat your icing in the container
in the microwave for 30-60 seconds,
until it is melted.
Pour the icing over the cake.
After it cools it will stiffen.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I used a special Wilton pan for this,
but you could use a large muffin pan and stack two on top of each other.
Ice the bottom layer.
Place the action figure where you want him.
I used a shell tip, but you could also use a large round tip to make rocks.
After they air dry a bit you can smooth them out and shape them with your fingers.
If you place some rocks and/or grass near your man it will help hold him in place.
Pipe in the opening of the tent.
Write the greeting and hot knife the icing on the tent.
Then pipe out the outline/poles of the tent, pictured below.