Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Black & White Wedding Cake

My son Nick asked if I would make a wedding cake as
a gift for his friend Ryan and wife Gemma. Using our
Super Black Americolor, 19 piece Decorating Kit and
spatualas, I was able to create this black and white beauty.
I went to the craft store to purchase black ribbon. I was
going to use black fondant ribbon but worried about the
heat we have during the summer months.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Soldiers Drum

Don't you love the sound of a beating drum?
Every year we attend our community Fourth of July parade and the
drum troop of soldiers is my favorite. This adorable drum is a perfect
cake for those special occasions we honor our military. I decorated with Sky Blue
frosting, red licorice, fruit roll-up and gum balls. I used candy cane
sticks for the drum sticks. The licorice drum handle is make by using
bamboo sticks to poke into side of the cake.

Fishin' for Fun

Four types of colorful candy was used for this cake (kids love it!).
I used fruit roll-ups for the fish tail (cut in feather shapes and
attached to a bamboo stick). Then I decorated top with M & M's,
and used fruit slices to create the fins and mouth. The swedish fish
candy adorn the plate. I colored the frosting with Americolor Lemon
Yellow paste (go to and used a #16
tip to create the frosting borders and design.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bread Cut-outs for Tea Party

Create delicious breakfast breads with any of our cookie
cutters. Here we used our 3-inch Tea Cup cookie cutter
to create banana bread tea cut-outs.
Step 1: Bake bread and allow to cool.
Step 2: Cut 3/4 inch slices of bread. Using cookie
cutter, make bread shapes.
Step 4: Spread softened cream cheese on top of bread.
Step 5: Place one bread ontop of the other to create
a tea bread sandwich.
Refrigerate before serving.

Bread Cut-outs for a Tea Party

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Patriotic Fruit Fun!

On Memorial Day we spent the day giving honor
to those who have died for our freedom.
We visited a Veteran's Memorial which
highlighted letters written by our soldiers.
For dinner I made a delicious watermelon platter using
star and flag cookie cutters. I cut watermelon slices about
1-inch thick and then cut pieces using cookie cutters.