All posts tagged: fondant

Mini Cakes 

Our last few posts have focused on “healthier recipes”, and so now for something completely different! On Sunday we hosted another one of our mini cake workshops and it was a big success. We’re sharing the recipe for the cake and icing we used. If you’re interested in making a mini cake, simply cut 2 small pieces (equal in size) from the larger cake. Put icing between them like a sandwich and then mask the entire cake. We covered our mini cakes in fondant after that and decorated them. Traditional White Cake Ingredients 2 ¾ cups of sifted cake flour 4 tsp of baking powder ¾ tsp of salt 4 egg whites 1 ½ cups of white sugar ¾ cup of butter 1 cup of milk 2 tsp of vanilla extract 1 batch of royal icing fondant Directions 1. Measure sifted flour, baking powder and salt, sift three times together 2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs whites until foamy. Add ½ cup of sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold in …

Sesame Street Cupcakes!

A very special little boy we know turned 1 recently and we decided to make these cute little cupcakes for him. There were so many Sesame street characters to choose from but personally I really like these three in particular. In order to make these delicious cupcakes, first pick a recipe and make 12 cupcakes, I used chocolate as you can never go wrong with chocolate cupcakes, simple yet yummy! Here’s a list of the other supplies you’ll need: Wilton Tips: #3 (for black icing) #17 (for yellow icing) #233 (for blue and green icing) Icing Gels: Golden Yellow, Sky Blue, Moss Green and Black Food Paintbrush Water Marshmallows (8 mini ones or 4 regular size ones) 1 batch of Royal Icing (divided into 3 bowls plus some extra leftover) Fondant: red, brown and pink (about the size of a golf ball of each) To make the right colours I used Wilton Icing Gels. I used Moss Green, Sky Blue and Golden Yellow. For Cookie Monster and Oscar I used the Wilton Icing Tip #233 …

Ice Cream Birthday Party!

This past Sunday we had the pleasure of hosting a fabulous birthday party for a very special little girl! The theme was an “Ice Cream Shoppe” and we had so much fun coming up with creative ideas. The guests got to make Ice Cream Cone Necklaces out of Scupley and Beads.  Then in the kitchen we made mini cupcakes which we iced and then put into cones. Here’s a great recipe for mini cupcakes. Once they’ve cooled down we used royal icing and sprinkles to decorate them and then just simply placed the cupcakes into the cones. The party ended with a grand feast of Ice Cream Cake (no real ice cream was used in the making of the cake)! The cake was made from “traditional birthday cake” recipe and then iced with buttercream icing. We used two separate pans for the cake and once baked we cut each cake into two and filled them with buttercream icing. So really, the cake was made up for 4 layers altogether. We used fondant in various colours  …

Hamburger Cupcakes!

Our creative treats class made delicious hamburger cupcakes and cookie french fries today and I just couldn’t resist putting them on our blog! It’s a great baking activity to do with your kids, or on your own! You could serve these at a party and have your guests build their own hamburger cupcakes. Follow these steps to make your own. Materials: 12 vanilla cupcakes 6-12 chocolate cupcakes 1 recipe of sugar dough 3 small brown paper bags 1 bag of coconut Green food colouring Red fondant Orange fondant Sesame seeds Zip lock bag 1 Tsp of Corn Syrup Step 1: Bake Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes. Make Sugar Dough We made ours from scratch but you could definitely buy a box of the pre-made mix if you want to save some time. You can find some great cupcake recipes online, here’s a good one for Vanilla Cupcakes and one for Chocolate Cupcakes. One recipe of each will give you 12 hamburgers, with plenty of leftover hamburger patties. Tip: you can bake the cupcakes without the liners to …

Creative Treats with ICS

ICS is back doing Creative Treats for a second year and we’re so excited to have them back! We started off by making snowman, even though our snow is quickly disappearing. This is an easy baking activity and great to do with the kids! Ingredients 1 cup of Butter 1/4 cup of icing sugar 2 cups of flour 2 cups of coconut Handful of chocolate chips Candy Corn or orange gummies Coloured Fondant for Scarves/Hats Toothpicks Royal Icing Sugar (4 cups of icing sugar, 3 tbsp of meringue powder and 7-8 tsp of water) Directions 1. Preheat Oven 350 2. Cream butter and icing sugar together using an electric mixer. Add, flour and then stir in coconut. 3. Roll dough into various size balls and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 4. Once the balls have cooled down use the royal icing to “glue” them together and then insert a toothpick through all 3 to make sure they are secure. Use the royal icing to “glue” on the nose, eyes and accessories.