Thursday, March 24, 2011

Make-up bag cake

This has been my project for the last week.  I have seen so many ideas on make-up bag cakes and they look so sweet I wanted to make one too.  I was also inspired by the make-up bag cake in Debbie Brown's 50 Easy Party Cakes book.

It was a lot of fun making the lipstick, nail varnish and the other make-up pieces out of fondant and very easy to do!  The bag was made with a dummy cake as I wanted to keep this project but if you made it with a real cake then just cut off about one-third of a round cake to get the same shape.

I had lots of fun making this project and I hope it inspires you to try it too.  If you have made a make-up cake, or are wanting to try it out, I would love to hear from you!

Happy decorating! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mocha walnut cupcakes

I was reading through one of the cake decoration magazines and came across a recipe for a coffee cake.  Now I don't really drink coffee, I am more a tea person, however, I do love the smell of coffee in cakes so I decided to make some and try them out.  I also added some cocoa powder and walnuts to the cake to make it more to my taste and I loved how it turned out.  The coffee glaze added just the right touch to the cupcakes.  I just have to remember not eat this before bedtime, or I'll be bouncing off the walls! 

Do you like coffee cakes?