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Friday, September 24, 2010

Chinese Take Out Anyone?

Happy Birthday Michael! My work asked me to make cupcakes for another birthday and we thought it would be funny to make chinese take out cupcakes (that I saw in my handy dandy cupcake book) since he's Chinese! I made French Vanilla cupcakes with Chai Coconut Frosting! The fried rice cupcake decorations are made up of rice krispies cereal, and the vegetables are cut up lemon and orange flavored tootsie rolls and green laffy taffy for the peas. The chowmein is piped buttercream, and the broccoli are made up of green apple flavored tootsie rolls dipped in frosting and then green sprinkles. The red peppers are red laffy taffies as well. I use caramel squares to make the fortune cookies and hand wrote little messages like "Today you're celebrating a birthday!". "You'll eat a cupcake today". and "Work is happiness!" for fun =P. Lastly, I asked another coworker of mine who's fluent in mandarin and she showed me how to pipe out "Happy Birthday" in the dialect where he's from in Taiwan! I hope I did it right... Anyways, happy birthday and can you pass the soy sauce? haha!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Roxana's 5th Birthday Part II

Cupcakes for School:
Cupcakes for Family Dinner:Happy birthday Roxana again! Today is Roxana's actual birthday and this lucky girl gets more cupcakes to celebrate her special day with friends and family. Her favorite animal are the flamingos, and so from this cupcake book that my boss got me, there's flamingos and alligators! So I made french vanilla flamingos for her and all the girls, and alligators for the boys. Later she's going to have a small family dinner and Roxana's other interest is music, so I made cupcakes with musical notes, treble and base clefs, and piano keys! I also would like to give special thanks to my fantastic assistant, my sister Jennifer, for helping me with these awesome animal cupcakes!!

The flamingos are made out of thin pretzels dipped in pink chocolate for the neck, and I used pink chocolate to attach the bubble gum jelly beans for the head and 3/4 length banana runtz for the beak. I then piped melted chocolate for the wings. The body was frosted with buttercream and coated with pink sugar crystals. The alligators' heads were made up of nutter butters that were chopped to size, frosted with buttercream, and dipped in green sugar crystals. I then piped on the jaggedly fierce teeth, eyes and nose with buttercream. The eyes are made of green fruit loops cereal! This project was quite fun to do because of all the leftover candy and nutter butters that I got to eat =P. mhmmm.... The musical cupcakes had buttercream frosting on them as well with fondant decorations. Once again, happy 5th birthday Roxana!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Khoackie's 1st Anniversary!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KHOA, my love, my Khoabit, my one and only babycakes!! <3 Khoa and I have now been husband and wife for a year and counting and what better way to celebrate than with close family, friends, and of course, cupcakes! I made Pina Colada Cupcakes with crushed pineapples, Coconut Swiss Meringue buttercream frosting (thanks chi hai for your faith in me!!!) filled with a coconut filling. We figured these would be the best choice for the celebration because it's tropical, just like our hawaiian wedding theme, and it's not as sweet in flavor for the adults to enjoy! The decorations are also made of fondant with some silver luster dust. I was so busy planning for this even that I completely forgot to take me usual pictures before the party, so these were the only pictures I managed to get before the cupcakes were all devoured! At least I'm happy to know that people loved them! Thank you everyone for sharing this special day with us and for all of your support and celebration! <3

Happy Anniversary Khoa, I love you more than words can describe. You light up my life and soul and you bring me such happiness. I am truly a lucky girl to have you as my husband, best friend, and soul mate. What did one light bulb say to the other? I love you a whole watt!! =) The Lovely Love Theorem states to love someone is madness, to be loved by someone is a gift, loving someone who loves you is a duty, but being loved by someone whom you love is life! Thank you honey for giving me the best life ever! I love you forever and a half!!! <3

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Roxana's Science Birthday Adventure!

Mini Cupcakes:Pictures from Roxana's Party (cute girl in blue in the middle is the birthday girl!)
Happy 5th Birthday Roxana! This was probably my biggest order yet with such a fun and creative theme of Science! We came up with 5 different type of designs, DNA strands, atoms, H2O, CO2, and brains, and we included the birthday girl's favorite colors of pink, purple, yellow, red, and white! This was my biggest order yet, a production of 96 standard size cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes, flavors include vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet with buttercream! that's 120 total cupcakes, wow! All the decorations are made of fondant, edible pearls, with some buttercream piping. This was definitely a grand production for a very special girl!

Also, special thanks to my lovely assistant Sarah who really helped me with the big project! Special thanks to Jack for keeping Khoa company, and to Luna for always being so cute and supportive =). So what's a fun science kid birthday party without some fun science jokes? From way down in my cranium, this prediction I will make: That if you eat uranium, you'll get atomic ache! hehe, also, what is Ba(Na)2? Banana! =) Oh and did you hear about the man who was reading a Helium book and couldn't put it down? hahaha, I love my corny jokes I find online....haha. Anyways, stay tuned next week for some more surprises for this Roxana's birthday celebration!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ribbon Cupcakes

I was asked to make cupcakes to celebrate a bunch of birthdays all of which are females and 1 male. So I made pink ribbons on all of them an a manly black one for the man! These are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese filling topped with fondant decorations! I used flower stamps and texture mats for extra detail on the fondant. Enjoy!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Boomer's Birthday

Happy Birthday Ken! I made Peach Walnut cupcakes with basic buttercream frosting topped with fondant decorations and metallic pearls. We celebrated Ken's birthday at Boomers so I made Boomer's themed cupcakes to go with this occasion! I made golf balls on tees with a little flag to represent mini golf, baseball mitts, baseball and baseball bats to represent the batting cages, go carts, and pac mans to represent arcade games! Special props to my sous decorator Jennifer, my sister, for all her help with the fondant decorations as well, it's always fun working with her! Anyways, I hope you have a boomerful birthday Ken! haha. Enjoy!