mmm…CAKE!!

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Circus Cake

Well the Circus Party was AWESOME! Thanks to all involved and all that attended it was ALOT of work and ALOT of fun! The petting zoo was Mary’s Go Round and you can find her here:

http://marysgoroundponyrides.com/  they are SO nice and the animals are so cute and you can tell how much they are loved by there parents. Thanks Mary and Joe!! So you want to see this gorgeous Circus cake Tasty Cake Pop made? Ok here it is. I’m still uploading pictures so keep checking back for more photos all week long.

clowncake1This was VERY time consuming but so much fun to make. All edible except the pinwheels I added which I could have done from fondant but did not want to take a chance of someone trying to play with them or them cracking and breaking. OK more photos later and all week long.

 

Tasty Monday everyone!

Clowns and Cotton Candy what fun!

So its FRIDAY are you excited for the weekend? Any big plans? I’ve been “Clowing” around here today in the Tasty Cake Pop kitchen.  Take a look at my Clown to go on the Circus cake for Sunday. I think he’s rather cute.

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I also ordered in these for my niece to wear for her party, they just arrived today are the CUTE or what? They are a bit big but she will LOVE. I plan to give them to her tomorrow with her Birthday card. We already had her family birthday but a few gifts here/there is all part of the fun. Shhhhhh nobody sees HAHA

CottonCandy Earrings

Time to take the chocolate fudge cupcakes out of the oven can you SMELL them MMMMM yummy! Going to top with frosting, some clown heads and some sprinkles. I bought one of those Ferris wheel cupcake displays in metal and its going to be SO darn CUTE!

Happy Friday all have a TASTY weekend!

Frozen?

So how many of you woke up in a clip from frozen today? It certainly can be pretty to look at but PLEASE drive safely and don’t go out if you do not have to!

Some of you may know that on Sunday my finger left hand ring finger was crunched in my trunk (don’t ask!) and with no time to baby it before the big event Sunday its still quite painful. At least now its not black/purple anymore but still quite swollen.

This morning I have been busy making Marshmallow fondant that will be used to create fun accent pieces and animals for the 3 tier CIRCUS cake for Sunday. Have you ever tried making MMF before? Its really  easy……..and STICKY!

Here is the recipe so go ahead give it a try!

In a microwave safe bowl, lightly greased add a 16oz bag of mini marshmallows, 2 Tablespoons of water and 1 tsp of clear vanilla extract. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir, and repeat at 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are melted. Once melted thoroughly remove and add to it 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening stirring until melted. Add a 2lb bag of confectionary sugar a bit at a time. I usually dump half of the bag at first mixing good and then adding more as you go along. I never use the entire bag of conf. sugar. Your MMF consistency should be just thicker than play dough.  Once you have the desired consistency lightly grease the outside of your MMF ball and wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then place in an air tight container. Let this settle for a few hours or overnight. After settled you can color your MMF using either a gel like Wilton or Americolor which offer a very intense color so start out lightly and add more as needed. This MMF can sit on the counter for a few weeks. If you need to soften you can do so by microwaving it in 5 second intervals until pliable. ENJOY and have fun with it!

Here is a Peppa Pig I made last year for a Peppa Pig “Muddy Puddles” party20130120_164258Here is a photo of the cake which was a dairy, egg free cake so I’m surprised that it did not crumble under the pressure of the tiers! Covering sugar cones with buttercream NOT EASY!

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Tasty Tuesday and the clowns are DONE!!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you are not too cold and not too much snow where you are. They are saying we are supposed to have this super storm coming in affecting ALOT of people, including the DC area. SO whats a girl to do when they are calling for a super storm? Well stock up on supplies to make sure production continues. Today we finished the Clown pops and the MuscleMALLOW Dumbells (we are thinking about changing the name to Strongman Dumbells what do you think? )  Here is a photo of the completed Clown Pops

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Here are the completed Strongman Dumbells below. Marshmallows are fun to dip but take a bit longer to cure than a cake pop. Give it a try its FUN!

Strongman Dumbells

And last but not least here are the cute utensil packages for the party. SO inexpensive and easy just take some utensils, napkin and roll then take a few tickets and wrap around tucking one end and then tape. VOILA easy peasy. I got all the items listed at the Dollar Store.

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More to come tomorrow so check back and have a Tasty Tuesday everyone!

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