Lotus Candles are the best!
3 months ago it was the birthday of another godchild of mine (yes, I have a few).
At first I was planning to bake cupcakes like the previous one (pink cupcakes) but a few days before her birthday, my friend told me that her daughter likes minions.
I didn’t have the materials plus I haven’t even tried making fondant cakes!
Panic mode on but one good thing is that there are ready-made minion cupcake toppers in stores.
My problem then was the main cake itself.
I am still a beginner and I didn’t have the luxury of time to try making a fondant cake.
I had no choice but to use buttercream icing for the minion cake and pray it will work.
The problem is- I don’t have brown, silver and black food colors.
So, I decided to use whatever I have on hand- homemade marshmallow fluff, chocolates & silver cutter.
What an experience, whew!
I know my minion cake was not perfect.
But I guess the most important thing is that my godchild was very happy when she saw her minion cake and cupcakes- Thank God she is only 2 years old. 😉
Finished product. Thank you to the minion toppers I bought and the lotus candle because they made the whole package acceptable.
I know it is already February but I just want to share my cupcakes last Christmas.
I only started blogging 2 weeks ago so I was not able to share this during Christmas season.
For the recipe- of course I used the ever reliable Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe.
Frosting I used Chocolate Ganache and I added some marshmallows & sprinkles for the Christmas-y design.
(I always use marshmallows whenever I design cakes or cupcakes coz somehow marshmallows give them a sophisticated look.)
I have a confession to make:
I love designing cakes more on the baking & mixing part.
Sometimes the design will just pop into my head and you’ll feel proud afterwards.
For the preparation, mixing & cleaning up time?
Sometimes it gets too messy, haha!
Baking is such an amazing hobby.
You need hours yes, but the feeling afterwards is priceless.
When people tell you:
Your cakes have nice design- Happy!
Your cakes taste great- Happier!
Can I order a cake for my loved one’s birthday?- Happiest!
If you have an oven, I urge you to try baking..
You won’t regret it- for sure!
It was the 2nd birthday of my godchild Roan.
I know I am not an expert baker but I still wanted to bake for her.
So I decided to bake chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.
And to make it girly, I used pink as the main color with some fancy silver and pink sprinkles and a pink candle.
I also used my small teddy bear to complete the presentation.
She was very happy while watching me bake and she even got a bowl and spoon pretending she was also baking. Cute!
Okay, I’ll keep this post short.
I just wanted to share how baking can give so much fulfillment and happiness I can’t explain. 🍰
Coz they are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate toppings..
I baked this for my cousin’s birthday..
Actually I baked lotsa cupcakes that night and she also helped designing the cupcakes with my sprinkles and other toppings..
Then I realized I have different chocolates in my cupboard..
So I decided to design some cupcakes with chocolates.. 🙂
*I used Chocolate Ganache for the frosting..
I used buttercream the week before so I wanted to try something else..
Below is the picture of all the cupcakes I made for my cousin’s birthday.