Monday, February 25, 2013

Pretty Princess Cupcakes

February 25th 2013 is National Cupcake Day and I'm hosting an online cupcake party!

OK not really a party but a great video tutorial, a 3D princess cupcake that is sure to charm all your party guests, view it here.


Every princess needs a castle you can learn how to make this adorable castle cake here, castle cutters available here.


To make these cupcakes you will need the following supplies:

Cupcake liners
Cookie cutter New cutter design at Plastics in Prints
Princess head push mold
Gold luster dust
Pink petal dust
Textured mat
Edile markers
Piping tip
Airbrush colours for painting
Small heart cutter - I don't have a supplier link for this


View all the princess themed videos here


Friday, February 22, 2013

Princess Party - Tiara Cookie Favors

In my last post I showed you how to make a castle cookie centrepiece, today I have more princess treats for you. In this video I show you how to create a jewelled crown for the little princes in your life.


I used a cutter from coppergifts.com but this technique could work with any crown cutter shape.

You can view the video tutorial here.

Photo by Elena Roussakis

Once the decoration was finished I airbrushed the whole cookie in pearl it added more shine to the gold along with sparkle to the jewels.



In need of more princess party inspirations check our these wonderful projects:


Princess party decor by Elena of Just Me




Pink Princess Dessert Jars - by Sweet gifts in a jar


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Princess party extravaganza!

So excited to announce that I will be collaborating with two talented ladies, allow me to introduce them to you.

Those of you in the cookie decorating circles might already know Haniela, she is a talented blogger, cake/cookie decorator as well as a food photographer. Be sure to visit her blog to see all her wonderful photos, ideas & recipes.

The next talented lady is Elena, she is a hugely talented card & paper craft designer and photographer.  If you don't already know her you must head over to her blog, Just Me to see all her wonderful creations.

This collaboration will bring together two very important elements to party planning, food & decor. We are starting our adventure with a princess theme, almost every little girl has a princess party at one point in their lives. If you are in the beginning stages of planning a princess party and in search of some original ideas, you have come to the right place.

** At the end of each of all our videos you will see a slide like this one, you can click directly on the photo to get to the tutorial of your choice.



For my portion of the festivities I created a video tutorial for a cookie bouquet. It is made up of separate parts which when put together create a complete castle. This castle bouquet would be a stunning addition to any princesses dessert table.

Photo by Elena Roussakis

The tower roof element was inspired by these beautiful cookies


The castle bouquet is made up of the following pieces. I decorated in pink & purple but you could certainly choose more masculine colours. 


These cookies can be individually wrapped before assembly of the bouquet, you can add a decorative ribbon to the top of the towers for a finishing touch. You can view the complete video tutorial here.

The cutter set for this project is now available exclusively at Plastics in Print, visit their Etsy store to see all their great cutters. The are having a giveaway for the first kit!! Check my following post for details.



I designed these cookies to be versatile (see the photo below), I used the same cookies to turn a regular 6" square cake into this adorable castle cake.


Photo by Elena Roussakis

All the same cookies were used except for the front of the castle which is now cake. To decorate this 6" square cake,  I covered it in pink fondant and inserted the top tower cookie-pop. I then piped a white royal icing ruffle along the top edge of the cake and used the same icing to glue on the two front towers, door & bushes. Be sure to pipe a decorative border along any edges that might not be picture perfect.

Below are the links to Haniela's unicorn poop cupcakes & Elena's whimsical princess party decor.



     Just Me
Elena Roussakis YouTube Channel

Plastics in Print - GIVEAWAY!

To kick-off the princess festivities in style, Patrick from Plastics in Print is giving away a complete castle cookie cutter kit to one lucky person. Here is the complete kit.


The cookies can be used either in a bouquet, as shown in the photo below, or


they can be used to decorate a simple 6" square cake, creating a beautiful castle cake as can be seen below. If you have a cookie business, this is an easy way to expand your product line. Imagine not only selling cookies for the dessert table or as favour but also offering a complete cake decorating kit that your client can easily use themselves. Tutorial for these cookies can be viewed here.

Photo by Elena Roussakis

To participate in the giveaway all you need to do is head over to Plastics in Prints Facebook page and like them, then come back here and leave me your email address in the comments section. Giveaway closes at midnight on February 23rd, winner will be selected with http://www.random.org.

** The giveaway is open to all.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kopy what? A quick overview of a Kopykake projector

By popular demand I made a video demonstrating how a Kopykake projector works, this video shows how it can facilitate decorating cakes & cookies.



All the fish cookies were made using my KopyKake 300XK, view video here

My fish cookies inspired me to create this fun cookie arrangement, video tutorial here.


Supplies:

Large clear jar/container
Floral foam
Decorative rocks
Plastic plant
Tissue paper
1" strip of clear acetate
Satin ribbon (optional)
Decorated cookie pops (size & quantity will vary depending on size of jar/container)

I suggest you individually wrap the cookies in clear cellophane bags to keep them clean & fresh.