Will it Glow? Making Glow In The Dark Cupcakes

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While browsing cake photos in the vast world of the Internet, I kept coming across these glow in the dark cakes. Vividly glowing cakes in neon colors! A crazy awesome party with the cake acting as a beacon of birthday light in the center! Giving off light so bright you could read a book by it!

Well, of course I had to try this out. I did a little poking around and found a few ways that bakers are making their cakes glow. We’ll try and go about this in a somewhat scientific manner, as in, gather supplies and try and light it up! Continue reading “Will it Glow? Making Glow In The Dark Cupcakes”

Bridal Shower Brunch To Impress Any Guest

Bridal Shower Brunch to Impress Any Guest

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I have a wedding coming up in my family and I am so excited. My son is getting married in July so I decided to give my future daughter-in-law a bridal shower at my home. As a young girl, Makenzie always had a dream to have a barn wedding, and in July her dream is going to come true. So when I was planning out the Bridal Shower I wanted to come up with the same kind of theme to go along with all the festivities ahead of us.

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Graduation Parties Made Easy

Graduation Parties Made Easy

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It’s that time of year where we have to start planning Graduation parties and I’m here to help. Our Deli and Bakery Departments have a wide variety of items you can order that will make any party a huge success. Continue reading “Graduation Parties Made Easy”

DIY: Beary Cute Cake

DIY: Beary Cute Cake

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Let’s make a sculpted cake. No! Don’t run away! It’s easier than you think! I’m going to break it down for you into “beary” little steps and you’ll be serving up a “beary” cute little teddy bear in no time.

Things to gather up:

  • An 8” round cake and 2 cupcakes.
  • 2 cake spatulas, on big one, one small one. Yes you can get by with just one.
  • A large round tip (size 8 to 10) , a small round tip (size 2 to 4).
  • A large grass tip. The bigger the better. Small one is ok too, but it’s going to be more squeezing time for you.
  • Decorating bags. One for each color.
  • 2 lbs frosting in your main color. 1/2 lb frosting in an accent color. A dollop of black frosting. A smidgen of white (optional, for eyes).DIY: Beary Cute Cake How To

Begin by cutting your 8” round cake in half. Next, cut the top of one cupcake off and then cut the cupcake top in half. These will be your ears. The other cupcake you can simply shave off one side to make a flat base, this will be the snout. Next, take your 8” halves and stick them together like a sandwich with frosting.

Next base ice the cake with your main color. It doesn’t need to look pretty because soon you’ll be covering it in bear fluff.

Attach the cupcakes as shown. I have the flat part of the cupcake tops facing forward. Pro tip! If your cupcakes are soft and your ears seem a bit wobbly, chill them in the freezer to make them easier to ice.

Using the accent color, cover the fronts of the ears and the snout. I used a coupler, no ring or tip, to do this. I was able to get an even layer of frosting on the ears with having to go back and smooth it out.

Grab you little cake spatula and smooth out the icing on the snout. It’s a little tricky being as it’s so “beary” tiny, but just breathe and keep working that frosting over. If you want it smoother you can let the frosting set up and then pat it with your finger to make it a little flatter. Have I mentioned you should be washing your hands?

For the next step we’ll be adding fur with your grass tip. I have my main color bagged up and left 2 dots to remind me where the eyes will go. Start squeezing. Cover up the head with fur.

The ears need fur too. It’s not that hard. There isn’t a base coat of frosting on these (you can, but you’ll be fine without it) so make sure you keep your fur plops nice and close to cover the cake.

You’ve covered the whole thing! “Beary” good! Now for the final finishing touches.

Add in the eyes, nose, and mouth. Eyes are big dots made with a large round tip. For the nose I used the same size 10 tip and made a modified heart shape. With a size 3 or 4 you can draw the line down and a smile to finish off his face. And at this point if you want you can add the little white fleck in the eyes to give him a little sparkle feel free to do so!

And just like that you’ve made a sculpted cake!

Using these steps you can let your creativity take over. You could do a pink bear, or make him not so furry and add stitches for a teddy bear with a sewn look. Or why not go crazy and make the ears pointy and try out a cat!

And you didn’t think you could sculpt a cake without a special pan… When you break it down, it’s “beary” possible!

Amanda
Coborn’s Cake Decorator
Sartell, MN – Pine Cone Road

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DIY: Beary Cute Cake
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Ingredients
  • 8" Round Cake
  • 2 Cupcakes
  • Cake Spatula
  • Decorating Bags for each color
  • 1 Large Round Tip (Size 8 to 10)
  • 1 Small Round Tip (Size 2 to 4)
  • 1 Large Grass Tip
  • 2 lbs Frosting in your main color
  • ½ lb Frosting in accent color
  • Dollop of black frosting
  • Dollop of white frosting for eyes
Instructions
  1. Cut 8" Round Cake in half.
  2. Cut the top off one Cupcake then cut the top in half for the ears.
  3. Shave off one side of the other cupcake for snout.
  4. Stick 8" halves together with frosting.
  5. Base ice Cake with main color.
  6. Attach Cupcakes as shown in photo.
  7. Ice ears and snout with accent color.
  8. Smooth out icing on snout.
  9. Cover head and ears with fur using a grass tip.
  10. Add eyes with large round tip, nose with size 10 tip and mouth with size 3 or 4

 

 

 

 

 

How to Create a Birch Tree Cake

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With cake decorating comes a lot of requests for some really fun and different cakes. One of the most recent cakes I was asked to make was a cake to look like a Birch Tree. This has become more and more common as people have been using the woodsy theme for Weddings, Birthdays and even Baby Showers! So for my blog today I am going to show you how to create a Birch Tree style cake with matching cupcakes. However, this time around I am going to show you in a video! The videos are below, have fun creating! And remember to comment to my blog with photos of your creations or any questions you have for me!

How to Create a Birch Tree Cake

How to Twist Colors with Frosting and make matching Cupcakes for your Birch Tree Cake

Amanda
Coborn’s Cake Decorator
Sartell, MN – Pine Cone Road

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