Thursday, July 30, 2009


Now for some exciting news!!! I started my month long internship with Sweet and Saucy today!!! I get the chance to learn so much stuff and this opportunity is really a blessing.

Today was fantastic and I am so excited for Melody (the owner and pastry chef). The cake studio is going to be awesome! Check out the website

Stay tuned... but for now, here's a pic of me in my Sweet and Saucy t-shirt!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I baked my own birthday cupcakes!

I know, I know... my friends said I shouldn't bake my own birthday cupcakes, but hey, I'll take any opportunity to decorate! I want people to look at my cupcakes and go "yea, that's Danielle." I love black and white... everything I own (journals, jewelry cases, filing folders and clothes) are black and white. So, I wanted my cupcakes to be black and white... and then I came across these really cute yellow polka dotted cupcake liners at the baking supply store... sigh. In the end, the cupcakes turned out to be yellow, white and black. :)

Enjoy! (I apologize for the bad picture quality)

I colored the fondant pale yellow and embossed the fondant with a Parisian wallpaper stamp

I colored the cream cheese frosting with yellow food coloring and used a very large piping tip to create the dollop look. I then used a gum paste flower cutter to cut out these cute flowers! Then I sprinkled yellow colored sugar and added some candy pearls.

This one is a little hard to see... I tried to get a good shot, but I couldn't. I created a happy birthday pattern by pressing a "happy birthday" stamp and a present stamp into the fondant. Then I added those cute little flowers again.

Finally, I cut out a little circle of black fondant and laid it in the middle of the cupcake. I used a piping bag and a decorative tip to create the peddles of the flower. I sprinkled some yellow colored sugar around the black circle of fondant.

Here are the four cupcakes side by side

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Will you be my bridesmaid?

I'm engaged!!! Although most of my bridesmaids already knew they were going to be bridesmaids... I wanted to do something special for them. So, what better, than to bake! I baked sugar cookies and decorated them according to our color theme. Our wedding will be black, white and gray with green as the accent color. The bridesmaids will be wearing black dresses and they will hopefully be holding a boutique made up of green flowers (think green cymbidium orchids or jade roses).

I found this really cute quote and printed it out on paper and attached a paper gardenia (I love these flowers, but they wilt quickly).

Let me know what you think. And stay tuned for some exciting news... until then happy baking!