Though my blog may not reflect this, I’ve actually been really busy baking these days! In fact, I’ve been designing really fun cakes for some of my closest friends, which makes for the most rewarding baking of all.
Pardon the lack of carefully staged photos. With my gals napping less, meticulously planned, well-executed photo sessions haven’t been in the cards. Still, this cake for my dear friend Rachel was too cute not to share!
How silly is that little plastic baby?! I love its adorable, vintage-look and for a plastic baby, I think the creepy/weird factor is pretty love. With a tiny pink bow added for a bit of girlie flair and it’s downright cute!
Cookie burnout gets the best of us sometimes, but thankfully Thanksgiving and the lack of turkey cookies on my blog inspired me to whip up royal icing once again.
While turkeys aren’t the cutest of creatures, but all things kawaii must be cute, so I used my trusty sprinkles, wide-set candy bead eyes, and the most common cookie cutter around to make these ultra-cute gobblers.
Bonus! The turkey head and tail can be decorated simultaneously, so these cookies come together fast!
Speediness is quite helpful with November flying by like an autumn breeze!
I love cookie cutters (obvi) and have a pretty substantial stash that hasn’t been getting as much use these days as I’ve been tinkering in the world of cakes. When I was tasked with a mermaid birthday cake recently, I knew just the look I wanted: a Sugarbelle-esque mermaid on an Under the Sea swirl cake. Callye’s design is wicked cute and swirl cakes make for pretty oceans.
When considering a mermaid topper, fondant and royal icing seemed so fussy… So many colors to dye… All that time…
Then, it dawned on me: a paper topper using a cookie cutter for the template. Fool-proof, fast, and infinitely adaptable!
I outlined the cookie cutter and then cut out different colored cardstock for the various bits of the mermaid. All that scissor work had me nostalgic for grade school art class. So fun!