Little Confectionista has been baking up a storm lately, trying out new recipes and doing something new with tried and true favorites. Here's a look at what she's been up to in her kitchen:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
This 3 tiered wedding cake incorporates a lot of different design elements--double wedding ring, cornelli lace, and tuxedo stripe patterns. The teal ribbon around each layer and around the bottom of the cake board really pull them all together and make for a very striking combination! The cake itself is iced in buttercream with silver dragees as the accent for the wedding ring and tuxedo designs. Very pretty indeed! Congrats Carly and Jake!
Friday, December 17, 2010
OHIO! this cake was made for a groom who can't get enough of the Buckeyes. The bride wanted to make the cake extra special by having a design to match the stylish outfit Jim Tressel wears on the sidelines every Saturday--a logo sweater vest! The Confectionistas put together this version of an edible one iced in buttercream complete with the Ohio State logo made out of fondant.
These truffles really capture the colors of Christmas--red, green, and white sprinkles really pop against the red candy shell! The best part is, they have green-tinted cake on the inside, so you can really feel festive while enjoying one of these little goodies! they are another perfect treat for stocking stuffers, or just to celebrate your own Festivus for the Rest of Us party!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Confectionistas love to bake cookies! Little did we know the almond sugar cookies we are becoming famous for are called by another name around these parts--Tennessee Tea Cake Cookies. We Confectionistas think our cookies are tasty and fun, no matter what name they go by! These were whipped up for a local bride to send home with her out of town guests.
The perfect stocking stuffer for those who are on your "Nice" list is something sweet--and these little truffles are bite size fun anyone will love! They are cake mixed with icing inside, hand dipped in white chocolate tinted blue and decorated with royal icing. Pretty and tasty all in one neat tiny package!
a closeup of some of the truffles.
a closeup of some of the truffles.
the truffles in toto.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Graduation day is a big deal, and congratulations are always in order--in the form of cake! This cake was made for a friend of Little Confectionista's who has worked hard and earned her degree. She wanted to celebrate with a cake that looked like a graduation cap, so the Confectionistas did her one better and gussied it up a little! Congratulations Leslie!
As a fan club president, it's important to make all your bases are covered when planning a Christmas party--venue, guest list, and of course, cake! This cake was designed to match the shirts that the Fans of Bart's Weekly Newsletter sport any time they feel like representing their favorite local go-to news source. The logo is hand cut from fondant and piped with buttercream icing. You could say this cake fits this party to a T!
here's a photo of Little Confectionista and Bart's dad modeling their Bart's Weekly Newsletter shirts, for comparison purposes.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
These adorable cupcakes aren't just easy on the eyes--they're filled with chocolate pie filling! The pie slices on top are edible too--the perfect little ending to a delicious dessert. Great for family get togethers, birthday parties, and holiday functions alike!
Monday, November 15, 2010
This scaly guy is one you won't have to throw back in the water! He's one small mouth bass that won't break your line--and the best part is, he's made of chocolate cake! Perfect for the fisherman in your life who deserves more than just your average birthday cake, or for the groom you've fallen for hook, line, and sinker.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
these gorgeous little cookies are the perfect little something sweet for a bridal or bachelorette party! When you want a treat but don't want a whole cake, or want to send your guests home with a fun favor to remind them of all the excitement, these cookies really fit the bill. You can have them made to match any color scheme or lingerie theme you can think of!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Lingerie showers are a great way to celebrate an upcoming wedding--and having a corset "cake" to match your theme is the perfect sweet treat! This hot pink little number is actually Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant--and it's designed to match the pink, black, and white theme of the shower. Cute!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Birthdays are always better when you are surrounded by friends and family--and of course have your favorite race car on your cake! 2 year old Brady wanted to celebrate with Lightning McQueen, so Little Confectionista created him a cake fit for the cutest little pit crew member around!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
When you're 13 going on 30, not just any cake will do! A custom cake with polka dots of all colors and multi-color border and words is the only way to go. Little Confectionista created this gem for a friend's daughter using candy for some of the dots and buttercream for the others. The multi-color words and border were made by "striping" the bag with three different colors of icing. Perfect for a birthday party that's "spot on!"
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Fall is a gorgeous time of year to have a wedding in East Tennessee--and fall colors look gorgeous on a wedding cake! Mama Confectionista made this delicious confection: three tiers of both vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling and white almond sour cream cake, iced in buttercream with fondant flowers in burgundy, burnt orange, and white. So pretty!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
When your friend Jess wants to have an 80's themed birthday party for her twins, and some of her fondest memories are of spending time at Pizza Hut playing the console version of everyone's favorite video games, what's the perfect dessert? Pac Man cupcakes of course! These tasty gems (3 dozen) were decorated with Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man, the ghosts (Pinky, Blinky, Inky, and Clyde) and of course all the food that gives you a bonus of 1 up or 2 up! And of course no 80's theme party would be complete without a personalized, neon decorated cupcake just for you! These were so much fun to make--I hope they're as much fun to eat!
Friday, September 3, 2010
When your groom is a big fan of metal (the music, not the alloy) what better way to celebrate your nuptials than a cake made with the logo of his favorite band? That's exactly what Little Confectionista made for her friend Robert, the rockin'-est groom ever! Congrats to the happy couple, have a Metal-tastic wedding day!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Momma Confectionista has had a hankerin' to try a new cake decorating technique--the two tone cake with a border in the middle. The perfect occasion came up with this birthday cake for a motorcycle fan! The wheels in the middle make the perfect transition border and really make the colors pop. This technique is perfect for any occasion--birthday, wedding cake, or even showers!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Babies are a precious gift, and what better way to celebrate than a tasty truffle pop bouquet! These tasty bundles of joy are perfect for a baby shower, mother's day, or birthdays. They can be made in any flavor--these are lemon cream cheese and almond buttercream--and dipped in a rainbow of colored white chocolate! Delicious, gorgeous, and better than a diaper cake!!