You might be here looking for my TWD...which is an amazing looking Chocolate Torted Layered Ice Cream monstrosity. I think it's called Banded Chocolate Torte and Miss Amy from Food, Family & Fun chose it. Sounds fabulous. It's really just ganache and ice cream layered in a springform. Super easy and yummy.
Hey that's not a banded torte...nope it's a chocolate cream cheese cupcake for a birthday!
But I am sugar detoxing this week...because I have been eating WAY too many sweets and I don't work out 5x a week in order for my jeans to be this tight...so I've cut back sugar about 98% for 5 days. Surprisingly, I am in the middle of day 2 and I feel fine. I tend to eat pretty healthily anyway overall, but my sweet tooth just kills me every time. This week my only 'desserts' are consisting of 0% Fage with 1/2 a Splenda and some frozen berries...and a tiny mint chip ice cream sandwich from TJ's (70 cals and 7g sugar..doable!).
Mmmm red velvet 'gourmet' with chocolate straws...for a birthday !
So I've been remiss in posting because for the last 2-3 weeks I have been insanely busy with work, life..and cupcakes of course. I also finally did my first 'specialty' cake for a friend, for her daughter's 4th birthday.
I made one of those giant cupcake that we have all seen the pans for in stores. It was my first one and while it came out 90% like what I imagined in my head...the frosting (vanilla bean buttercream) was too heavy for it up top and it started slowly sliding down during the trip to deliver the cake and cupcakes. YIKES.
I was distraught about it, but I did a little repair on-site, the gal and her kids loved it and the feedback was that everyone RAVED about the big cupcake, and that multiple people asked for my info and that the kids all asked for 2nds on the cupcakes. So...while I am not jazzed on how the cake came out in the end, I guess it was okay. Those pictures are before it started sliding...of course I did not take any after. HA!
I also made cupcakes for the party with matching fondant shapes. As you can see, the cupcakes came out SO super cute...I loved them. Why can't everyone just want cupcakes? So much better in my opinion.
I am doing her son's 1st birthday party cake and cupcakes this weekend as well as another 2 sets of cupcakes for different people. We also have a wedding this wkd, whew...can you say busy??
Anyway you've made it this far, here are more cupcakes from recent projects!!
Vanilla Malt ball for a Bridal Shower
Closer up...with cute fondant flowers.
Army Men cupcakes for a special 10 year olds birthday! These were such a hit.
And a little teaser on what I am working on for this wkd's birthday project...these are so cute in person.
So no TWD...I hope this has been enough eye candy for you this week though...but definitely go here to check out the other TWD banded tortes, and I hope to be back on board participating next week. I do want to make the torte at some point just not sure when!