Monday, October 27, 2008

Big Apple

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City and study with Elisa Strauss.  Strauss is the owner of Confetti Cakes, and one of the most talented and creative cake designers today.  After working with her last June, I took the opportunity to brush up on my decorating skills and learn new techniques.  With her guidance, I was able to replicate her handbag cake design.  I hope to be able to take her tips and advice to create my own signature version.  Stay tuned for pictures of more handbag cakes to come soon!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

TFCS News!!

Big News for The Frosted Cake Shop!

As some of you know, I had the opportunity to study in New York with Elisa Strauss, owner of Confetti Cakes.  As one of the top pastry chefs in the country, Elisa just might be my cake idol.  With her second book to be released this month, I feel so lucky to be able to squeeze some time in for another lesson.  I will be granted with another amazing opportunity to work with her in her NYC kitchen this week.  Stayed tuned to see what we do!!!

Check out her amazing creations here
Also, look in the "applause" section under "classes" to see ME!!!

In the meantime, check out some of our featured Halloween Treats!!

Pumpkin with White Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes
and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Spooooky Ghost Cupcakes!!

Chocolate Cake with 7- Minute Icing

Paisley Rewind!

Fall Paisley Cake!
Marble Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Filling and
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Decorated in a Fall-Colored Paisley Pattern  

Monday, October 6, 2008

Martha's Mocha Spice

Oh Martha, you've done it again!  Martha Stuart, and her amazing recipes- you really can't beat it!  I was a little uncertain at first sight of this combination, but it was a taste explosion!!  I introduce to  you: Mocha Spice Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

In honor of autumn, I wanted to create some realistic fall leaves.  Although those in nature don't generally have glitter, I believe I did I pretty fantastic job here =) 

Time for your close-up!  
I swirled leaf green, meadow green, gold, and brown gumpaste to achieve the perfect color for this project.  I cut the leaves free-hand, before pressing them into their veiner.  They were dusted with a combo of green and gold luster dust.

Okay, I know the flowers look a little more Christmas than fall, but I still like it =)