12.18.2011

♥ Sesame Street Cake

 Happy 1st birthday Juan Carlos!


 Cake served a 125 people with 48 cupcakes. 


Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch cupcakes.


Red velvet cake on the top tier of the cake and chocolate espresso on bottom. Both frosted with a vanilla bean buttercream and garnished with marshmallow fondant accents. 



For information on pricing please go to www.carlymakescakes.com

10.31.2011

♥ Deadly Cakes!

Poison, Arsenic and Cyanide Cupcake Boxes.


Vampire bite cupcakes. 


Pick Your Poison!


 Devil's Food Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting.




9.25.2011

♥ Birthday Books!


Vintage books cake.

Made with marshmallow fondant.


Created for a librarian's and her boyfriend's joint birthday.


The librarian turned "Vol. XXIX..."


...and the boyfriend turned "Vol. XXXII."

 

Happy Birthday Jacq and Ronnie!

8.01.2011

♥ Cupcakes With My Boo

I let him mix batter, he said I "watched closely."

7.28.2011

♥ Orange County Fair Cupcake Contest!

Almond Joy Cupcakes.


Judging! Over 400 Cupcakes. 


Didn't win, but got a honorable mention. Should have rioted. 

4.18.2011

♥ Poopcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting and Marshmallow Fondant Flies.


Happy Birthday Dana!

4.02.2011

♥ Tickle Me Elmo

Marshmallow and raisin eyes with a Starburst candy nose. 

3.29.2011

♥ Yay for Jose!

Cupcakes for an artist.



Vanilla bean cupcakes with a pure white frosting.


Some of Jose's Art, "Til the End."


3.04.2011

♥ Mackenzie's 1st Birthday!

A cake for Princess Mackenzie.


Served 30-40 people.


White cake with a raspberry butter cream frosting... 


...and marshmallow fondant accents.


2.10.2011

♥ Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Coconut cupcakes with a lime butter cream frosting and toasted cococut slivers on top. 


Birthday boy's favorite.

2.03.2011

♥ Dia de los Muertos Cake

Day of the dead cake made to be enjoyed by 10-15 people. Inside the skull is a homemade funfetti cake and buttercream frosting to hold on the marshmallow fondant. To see pricing information please see my website








The birthday girl and our best friend.


Ingredients:

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1/4 cup greek yogurt  
3/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sprinkles

Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream 
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
salt, as needed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9-inch springform or baking pan (round or square) with nonstick spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in the sugars vigorously getting out any brown sugar lumps - mixture will be gritty. Whisk in egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Batter will be thick. Slowly stir in sprinkles, but do not overmix because the sprinkles will bleed their color.

Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cover loosely with aluminum foil (loosely to avoid the top from sticking to the foil). Bake for 13-17 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

To make the frosting, beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too thin or more cream if mixture is too thick. Add 1/4 teaspoon (or more) if frosting is too sweet. Frost cooled cake as desired and top with sprinkles. There may be leftover frosting depending how much you wish to use.

Cake stays fresh covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 5 days.

1.26.2011

♥ Zebra Print Birthday Cake!

A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covered in fondant.


Happy birthday Jen!



The blue print.



She wouldn't cut the cake for days because she love it so much.


1.13.2011

♥ Surprise Chocolate Cupcakes with a Peanut Butter Frosting!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup on the top...


 ...and on the bottom.


Happy Birthday Amy!