Chronicle Books Cupcake Kit

Monday, March 22, 2010

If you were curious as to where the polk-a-dot cupcake wrappers for the Brides shoot came from, they were a part of a cupcake kit produced by Chronicle Books.   I initially bought it because I thought the packaging was done really well and who can resist buying something so cute?  When I opened it, I discovered there was much more to it than I saw.  Inside is an awesome book with various cupcake recipes, and on the top, there are piping bags, pastry tips, and couplers.  Everything you need for basic decorating are in this kit!

Look familiar? We photographed some of these pretty wrappers for the EatCupcake background on our website :)

Brides April: Turquoise and Orange

Friday, March 19, 2010

Recently, we had the pleasure of creating a mini cake and mini cupcakes for the April issue of Brides Magazine.  The desserts were designed to complement the orange and turquoise cake stands that are made from repurposed candlesticks by a Seattle based company iacoli & mcallister

*For the mini cake: The paillettes were made with an #806 tip and pressed in the center with a ball tool for a cupped shape.  Then orange royal icing dots are pipped in the center.

*For the cupcakes: Orange disks were topped with A's (using FMM gumpaste letter cutters) and a turquoise dot border. 

 These would be a good addition to a wedding dessert table or even an intimate bridal shower. 

Papergraphic Illustrations

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Last year I saw the work of artist Yulia Brodsyaka and I was in awe of what someone can do with paper. PAPER!  As I was flipping through the pages of the latest issue of Martha Stewart mag yesterday, I saw that her work featured in it as well and it's beautiful.  You must see more of Yulia's work on her site.

Also, Happy St. Patricks Day!  If you are interested in learning about some Irish wedding customs/traditions, make your way over to the blog of Strictly Weddings.  They are a premier wedding site helping brides with various vendors in Chicago and Dallas, but will soon launch a New York site as well.  We look forward to being one of their cake vendors for NY.

Meri Meri!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Recently, I went to scope out  Chef Central in Paramus, NJ.  The place is huge and they have an amazing selection of bakeware, cookware, books, equipment, and even classes.  If you live anywhere near there, it's worth a visit.  (Then you should swing by Bobby's Burger Palace in the same town, which is Bobby Flay's new burger venture.  Delicious!)

As I was browsing the cake decorating isle at Chef Central, I saw these precious little cupcake kits.  They are created by Meri Meri and come in various themes such as birthdays, bridal showers, and baby showers.  (You can order them online too.  They make matching napkins, invitations, and centerpieces.)   Aren't they just fantastic?!?

Brides New York

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Catch us in the current issue of Brides New York:

Single Anemonie

Monday, March 8, 2010

I just came back from sunny CA, which I will share more about next month.  Before I left, I made a cake for a friend's 30th birthday.  I made a pink and brown cake to match the colors of the balloons that filled the room and adorned it with a single oversized anemonie.

I love using these black stamens.  Most cake stores carry them now, but I do have a friend who once couldn't find them so she individually dipped white ones in black food coloring and it turned out to be a messy disaster :)

Check out this great blog that my cousin's friend has.   Cutest Food is a blog about..well ultra cute food!  We are glad to have been part of an entry last week. Here's a glimpse of the site: