Cake Creations By Cecilia

Batman-Lego Cake

By February 17, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

At the time of making a cake, I put the same love and interest to all of them..each one represents  a reason of joy for me and thinking about the final product gives me a lot of emotion but without a doubt there are some cakes that make me feel a special sensation, and that is the case of the Superhero Cakes.

I don’t know if it’s that the birthday boys give me the same emotion they feel for their favorite superhero, but making these cakes always turns out to be a lot of fun and this Batman-Lego cake was not the exception.

Making this cake was not only fun but it was very easy to make, because the birthday boy already had very clear what he wanted so It was only bringing to life the combination of Batman and Lego that he had chosen for his cake.

Something else he had asked, and the most important thing to him, was that although at home they call him Emmy, the cake displayed his full name, which is Emmanuel, so we fulfilled his wish just as he asked.

Details about this super cool cake:

  • It’s a two tier cake 6″ and 8″ cake, the top is chocolate cake and the bottom is vanilla, both of them filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
  • The cake was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the black fondant which was prefabricated.
  • For the name I used these cutters.
  • For the Batman logo I used a template that I printed from my computer.

Here’s a picture of the cake at the location, look at the wonderful set up they made for it:

When I went to deliver the cake, Emmy opened the door and his face was amazing when he saw his birthday cake, then he said Thank You and gave me a big hug…I melted!! LOL

Sincerely, there is no greater satisfaction than seeing the face of a happy child when he receives his cake, so I want to  encourage you to start making your own creations, you will see that the best reward is to see your loved ones feeling happy on their special day.

Thank you so  much for reading, next week another beautiful cake to share so stay tuned!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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Kit Kat Valentine’s Cake

By February 10, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

As you can tell the Valentine’s day spirit is everywhere..It is impressive to see how shopping centers, houses, schools or wherever you go, is decorated with Valentine’s details.

Everybody is getting prepared to make for that day something different and special..many will celebrate with exchanges of gifts, others will go out to eat at their favorite restaurant and many others will make the party at home..but no matter what the plan is, the most important thing is to be able to share with our special ones.

And to continue with Valentine’s Day mood, today I share with you another great idea for your celebration: Kit Kat Valentine’s Cake.

I call these Kit Kat Cakes “Life Savers”, because they are appropriate for any occasion and are super easy to make, literally you can decorate a Kit Kat cake in less than 20 minutes!!!

Whether you are the host or you are invited for the celebration, you can be sure that this cake will be a hit..the presentation is absolutely beautiful!!

Another thing that I really love about this cake is that it’s very versatile, you can make it from your favorite flavor and fill it with your favorite candy..on this occasion I made a chocolate cake and I filled it with M & M’s allegorical to Valentine’s season.

At the end of the post, click on the link and you will find a short tutorial about how to make a Kit Kat cake..when you see how easy it is to make it, I’m sure you will not waste time to make one.

And that is all for today, I sincerely hope that you have a spectacular Valentine’s Day and hopefully you can end this day with a good piece of this delicious cake..thank you so much for reading, Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Click here for the tutorial.

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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Moscato Strawberry Cupcakes

By February 3, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

                                    This post is sponsored by Bravo Supermarkets Hiawassee, Orlando Fl.

Hello everybody!!

Although love and friendship should be celebrated every day, we can’t deny that we all prepare ourselves to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special way.

That day, like most celebrations, is characterized not only by the classic exchange of gifts between friends or couples but it’s also an excellent occasion to have a nice dinner at a restaurant or to prepare something tasty at home, to have a delicious wine or cocktail and to finish the night enjoying a succulent dessert.

And for those people who decide to celebrate at home and want to surprise their loved ones, today I bring a perfect dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner: Moscato Strawberry Cupcakes.

These cupcakes are delicious..I used Villa Jolanda Moscato Strawberry, which by the way is one of my favorite wines, for the confection of the cupcakes and for the frosting, and let me tell you something.. this combination gives to this dessert a very subtle and elegant flavor, ideal for this celebration.

Now look for pencil and paper and write down this recipe:

                                                 MOSCATO STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 PACKAGE WHITE CAKE MIX
  • 1 1/4 CUPS VILLA JOLANDA MOSCATO STRAWBERRY
  • 4 EGG WHITES
  • 1/3 CUP VEGETABLE OIL

PREPARATION:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, prepare baking cups.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a hand mixer. Bake 15-20 minutes. Let cool and decorate.

MOSCATO STRAWBERRY FROSTING

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 STICKS OF BUTTER  SOFTENED
  • 4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR
  • 4 TABLESPOONS VILLA JOLANDA MOSCATO STRAWBERRY

PREPARATION:

  • Beat sugar until smooth and add sugar one cup at a time.
  • Add wine and combine until smooth and fluffy.

Here is a closer picture of the cupcakes…simply beautiful!!!

I love these cupcakes because they are very delicate to the palate, and the best of all they are super easy to make, so I hope this dessert will be part of your Valentine’s Day menu.

Thank you so much for reading, next week more Valentine’s Day ideas..don’t miss it!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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New York Yankees Cake

By January 27, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

My country, Dominican Republic, is celebrating because we just received the news that for the third time, a Dominican baseball player was selected for the MLB Hall of Fame.

As I mentioned in a previous occasion, the baseball in my country is a culture, and it is taken even more seriously than politics, so you can imagine that for us receiving this news, was a reason for national celebration and as an Dominican, I feel very proud that athletes of such high category represent us worldwide.

Although none of our Hall of Fame players played for this team, I want to recognize the greatness of baseball with this New York Yankees Cake, made a few months ago for an extreme fan of this team.

Details about this beautiful cake:

  • It’s a two tier 6″ and 8″  vanilla cake, filled with Dulce de Leche and Pineapple Jam and frosted with buttercream.
  • It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant, except for the black fondant which was prefabricated.
  • The New York Yankees logo was made using a template that I printed from my computer.
  • The happy birthday name and sign on the cake board were made using the Wilton Alphabet and Numbers Fondant Cut-Outs set that you can find here.
  • The glove and bat were handmade using gumpaste, you can find the tutorial about how to make this fondant bat in this post.

Here is a close-up of the glove and bat so you can see how realistic they look:

I really enjoyed making this New York Yankees Cake not only because it was a very easy design to make, but because the details of the glove and bat on top give it the perfect touch to enhance this creation.. but the best part was knowing that for the birthday boy it was a very pleasant surprise and  he loved it not only outside but also inside.

Thank you so much for reading, next week I will be bringing a beautiful and easy idea for Valentine’s Day..don’t miss it!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Little Penguins Birthday Cake

By January 20, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

I want to start saying something that I’ve been repeating for more than a month: I’M COLD!!!!

Although here in Florida the cold has not been as intense as in other parts of the country, it is surprising how low the temperatures have come in this state, that is characterized by its warm and tropical climate.

But for me, the most surprising thing, was to leave the house early in the morning and see the roof of the car  completely covered with ice..I could not believe it!!! Maybe for many of you this is something very natural but for me, a Dominican girl who lives in Florida, this is something impressed me a lot.

But another thing that impresses me and also makes me laugh a lot, is to see everyone (including me) using those heavy black coats, which are ideal to be used in the snow..everybody looks the same and the only thing that comes to my mind is that with this outfit we all look like a bunch of penguins LOL

And this is why I want to share with you this Little Penguin Birthday Cake, this is one of my favorites cakes ever and although I made it a while ago, it fits perfectly with this cold season.

Details about this cake:

  • This is a 8″ vanilla cake filled and iced with vanilla buttercream.
  • It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the black and red fondant which were prefabricated.
  • The snowflakes were made using these fondant cutters.
  • The name was made using this Martha Stewart silicone mold, which by the way, is one of my favorites.
  • The silver color of the snowflakes and the letters was achieved using gray fondant and then painted silver with this spray.
  • The penguin figurines were handmade using gumpaste (fondant + tylose powder)

And here is a closer view of the adorable little penguins:

I sincerely hope that this cold weather ends quickly because to be honest, it’s not my favorite..but if you are one of those people who likes it and doesn’t feel uncomfortable with it, just enjoy it to the fullest before the heat arrives!!

Thank you so much for reading, Valentine’s day is coming soon so stay tuned for some wonderful ideas!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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A Gym Cake for New Year’s Resolutions

By January 13, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

With the arrival of January,  the famous New Year’s resolutions also arrive..some promise to go more to church, others to have a more positive attitude but without a doubt the most popular resolution of all is to eat healthy and start the gym!!

When the holiday season begins, from Thanksgiving day until New Year, the diet is forgotten and with the celebrations excesses come and of course a few more pounds…the worst is when we get on the scale and see the cruel reality and the consequences of this wonderful season.

Like most of the people, one of my new year’s resolutions is to start a healthy diet and exercise more and that is why today I share with you this cake inspired by the Gym.

Although this cake was made last August, I think the theme fits perfectly to the desire of many of us to have a healthier lifestyle, besides this particular cake was made for a person who achieved a radical change in his life thanks to diet and exercise so without wasting time here are some details about this original cake:

  • This is an 8″ vanilla cake filled with Dulce de Leche and Pineapple jam and iced with buttercream.
  • The cake was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the black and  red fondant which were prefabricated.
  • The gym bag was handmade out of fondant and the weights were made using round fondant cutters and placing silver candles in the middle to give a more realistic appearance.
  • The numbers and letters were made using these cutters.
  • For the borders I used my favorite silicone mold ever.

And here’s another picture of the cake, which by the way, was a surprise when the birthday boy came to his office:

And that’s all for now, I sincerely hope that you can meet all your new year’s resolutions..I think the key is to have consistency and patience to see the results so no matter what our resolution is, we need to be positive and focus on what we are trying to achieve..WE CAN DO IT!!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

By January 3, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

Happy New Year!! I wish you a 2018 full of health, happiness and plenty of blessings  in your lives!!

In this opportunity I want to share with you one of the last cakes I made last year with a theme that  makes me feel really excited every time I have the chance to do it: a Minnie Mouse Cake.

Definitely for me, Mickey or Minnie Mouse cakes are one of my favorites, if you visit my Facebook page you will realize the variety of cakes I have made using this topic and even my son’s second birthday cake was made with the Mickey Mouse theme, so making this cake almost finishing the year was a real pleasure to me.

Here are some details about this simple but extremely beautiful cake:

  • It’s a two tier 6″ and 8″ cake, the top is vanilla cake and the bottom is chocolate, both of them filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
  • The cake was covered and decorated with  homemade marshmallow fondant except for the black and red fondant which were prefabricated.
  • The Minnie Mouse silhouette was made using  these cookie cutters and the little bows were made using these Martha Stewart Silicone Molds.
  • The number 4 was made using these FMM funky letter fondant cutters.
  • The Happy Birthday sign and name on the cake board were made using the Wilton Alphabet and Numbers Fondant Cut-Outs set that you can find here.
  • For the Polka dots I used a small round cutter.

The birthday girl was completely happy with her cake, when she saw it she gave me a big and tender hug ,then she thanked me for making her beautiful cake.

Here’s a lovely picture of the gorgeous birthday girl blowing the candle:

To see people’s happy faces, specially kids, when they see their cakes is the greatest satisfaction I can receive, and when I share it with you I hope it serves as an inspiration and encouragement to make your own creations..may this be one of your new year’s resolutions!!

Thank you so much for reading, a lot of good things for you are coming this new year so stay tuned!!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Christmas Drip Cake

By December 27, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

Christmas season, without a doubt, means to break the diet and eat a lot..there are always many invitations to eat or a plan at home to have a get together with family or friends that we want to please with a good meal and of course with a not only delicious but also a beautiful dessert.

For this occasion I bring you a brilliant idea that you can use to surprise the hosts when you have a dinner invitation or you can use it for your dessert table when the party is at home: A Christmas Drip Cake.

I love this cake so much because in this one we combine Christmas with one of the most trendy cake decoration techniques which is the Drip cake..it was my second attempt using this technique and although I was very pleased with the final result, I think next time I will make a little change that I’ll explain later on this post, but first some details about this cake:

  • It’s a 6′ round vanilla cake tinted with green food coloring to make the cake look more attractive.
  • To make the cake even more tasty and flavorful according with the season it was filled and frosted with my Peppermint Buttercream frosting, you can find the recipe clicking here.
  • For the decoration I used crushed candy canes, these sprinkles and these icing decorations.

And now the most interesting and fun part, the Drip technique:

-I used a 2:1 ratio of Red Candy Melts and heavy whipping cream, the candy melts on the microwave in 30 second periods, after melting completely I added the heavy cream to make a kind of candy melt “ganache”, then I let it sit for one hour.
-With the help  of a squeeze bottle I drip the “ganache” all around the top edge of the cake that was already filled, frosted and chilled.

For me the drips were too long, I would have liked to see drips that were more in the middle of the cake and I think that happened because the consistency of the candy melt ganache was still very loose, even though I had left it to rest for an hour.

Next time what I’m going to do is decrease the ratio of heavy cream and instead of using a cup I’m just going to use half a cup of heavy cream, but as I said before I was very satisfied with the result and also everyone loved the cake which is the most important thing.

And here is a picture of the cake inside, look how beautiful and festive it looked:

Please, let me know if you have any question regards the Drip technique and I’ll be more than happy to help you..hope you had a very Merry Christmas, see you next time!!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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3- Ingredient Brownies

By December 20, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello Everybody!!

After two really busy weeks of making cakes I’m back and this time I bring you the easiest and  most delicious Brownies recipe.

Last Friday my son had a Brownie day at school, he was very excited because… what child does not like chocolate and brownies?..he kept remembering it all the time and I don’t know why but I completely forgot it and it wasn’t until Thursday night when he mentioned it to me that I remembered that Brownie day was the next day…OMG!!

I thought about how sad my little prince would be if he didn’t go to his school with the brownies that he had mentioned so much and suddenly came to my mind the most faster, easiest and most delicious recipe that I have done in my hole life: the 3-Ingredient Brownies.

This recipe is extremely easy to make, it is foolproof!! There is no way to go wrong with it and it’s also so fast to make that we can make it on any occasion in which we want to please someone with a dessert made with our own hands…so without wasting any more time here you have the recipe:

                                                               3-INGREDIENT BROWNIES

  • 1 1/4 CUPS NUTELLA
  • 1/2 CUP FLOUR
  • 2 LARGE EGGS

PREPARATION:

-Preheat your oven  to 350 degrees F. Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray.

-Mix all the ingredients with a hand mixer. Bake 15-20 minutes. Let cool and then cut into squares.

And here is a closer look of the brownies:

 

To make these Brownies more colorful and according with Christmas season I put some  icing decoration on top from this set.

Dear friends, I don’t have enough words to describe how delicious these Brownies are, they are slightly crispy on the outside but moist and gooey on the inside..the only thing I can say is that I am sure that you will love them and I know for sure this recipe will be one of the favorites of your collection.

And that’s it for now, more Christmas posts coming soon..stay tuned!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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Christmas Peppermint Cupcakes

By December 2, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

The most beautiful time of the year has arrived, officially Christmas is here!!

Christmas is all exciting.. decorating the house and the Christmas tree, shopping and planning the Christmas dinner which has to end of course with a delicious dessert.

And since we mentioned desserts on this occasion I want to share with you a dessert made from the candy that without a doubt better represents Christmas: Peppermint Candy Canes.

These Christmas Peppermint Cupcakes are tasty and refreshing, not only are they topped with a delicious buttercream with a peppermint flavor but also we added the surprise factor by filling them with a rich Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane.

Later in this post you will be able to find the recipe to make the Peppermint Buttercream but first let me show you the process of making these cupcakes.

  • Bake your favorite flavor cupcakes, this time I made White Vanilla cupcakes but I’m sure that in combination with Chocolate cupcakes, this recipe would be great.
  • I used Christmas themed baking cups to give them an appearance more in line with the theme but you can use white plain baking cups and they still going to look really good.
  • Hollow the center of your cupcakes, I used a cupcake corer but you can use a knife.
  • Fill with one Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane.
  • Frost your cupcake with the Peppermint Buttercream, to achieve this swirl I used Wilton 1M tip.
  • To finish your decoration add crushed Candy Canes.

                                                   PEPPERMINT BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1 STICK UNSALTED BUTTER ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1 CUP SHORTENING
  • 3 TEASPOONS PEPPERMINT EXTRACT
  • 4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR
  • 2 TABLESPOON MILK OR HEAVY CREAM (IF NEEDED)

PREPARATION:

-Mix all the ingredients one by one with a hand mixer. If the consistency is too thick add milk or heavy cream.         Frost your cupcakes.

And here is a close-up of the cupcakes inside..yummy!!

Please, don’t let this season go without making these Christmas Peppermint cupcakes..they are easy, delicious and ideal for these celebrations..I know you will love them as much as I did, they were the perfect excuse to break the diet!!! LOL

Thank you so much for reading, Merry Christmas!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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