Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thomas the Train Cupcakes ... Birthday Dreams

And #3 of 3 for the cupcakes made last week.  This was one I quickly put together, not one of my best designs but they were still cute!


What you Need:
White Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Blue Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Red Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Green Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Yellow Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Black Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Large Circle Cutter
Medium Circle Cutter
Frosted Cupcakes
Black Gel
Wilton Candy Eyes

I found from watching the Food Network the Candy Clay I make is called Modeling Chocolate to many decorators.  Hmm go figure!  I made white Modeling Chocolate, I had pink left over from the Monster High Cupcakes.

Modeling Clay
12oz Candy Melts (In Pink and White)
1/4 Cup light corn Syrup

Melt your Candy Melts in microwave (mine takes about 2 minutes). Stir them to become smooth and add the corn syrup.  It will become thick and form a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit out and dry.  Takes a few hours or over night is best. (Alexis note: I found to roll this out use a little powder sugar (like you would do with flour), also you have to kneed it a little like you would dough to make it easy to roll out).








Thomas

Cut out a large circle of the Blue modeling chocolate and a medium circle of white modeling chocolate.  Cut a triangle of black modeling chocolate.  Add the black strip to the top center and put the white over the top. Add your candy eyes and make a nose, cheek and mouth of black gel.

Percy

Cut out a large circle of the green modeling chocolate and a medium circle of white modeling chocolate.  Cut a triangle of black modeling chocolate.  Add the black strip to the top center and put the white over the top. Add your candy eyes and make a nose, cheek and mouth of black gel.

Molly 

Cut out a large circle of the yellow modeling chocolate and a medium circle of white modeling chocolate.  Cut a triangle of black modeling chocolate.  Add the black strip to the top center and put the white over the top. Add your candy eyes and make a nose, cheek and mouth of black gel.

James

Cut out a large circle of the red modeling chocolate and a medium circle of white modeling chocolate.  Cut a triangle of black modeling chocolate.  Add the black strip to the top center and put the white over the top. Add your candy eyes and make a nose, cheek and mouth of black gel.

  
I put them in some plastic cupcake boxes I bought off amazon and delivered to homeless shelter. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Angry Bird Cupcakes (Modeling Chocolate) .. Birthday Dreams

Cake #2 of 3 of last week for Birthday Dreams (bringing birthdays to Homeless Kids) was an Angry Bird theme.  This was FAVORITE cake so far I made ... NOW the mom I delivered to turned out to be the rudest person ever but as I told my husband it's for the kids not the parents.  I love the people at Birthday Dreams they were so nice and sent an email on my behalf to let them know the hard work I put into these cupcakes and this behavior is not acceptable.  The party was scheduled for 3pm well the mom decided to start the party at like 1p instead.  WELL this volunteer was working and didn't get there until 2:30p the mom actually took the cupcakes from me and then turned her back to me, not saying one word to me!  I was speechless, Rick wanted to take the cupcakes back.  I calmed him and let him know it was for the kids and that is all that matters!

These cupcakes took me about 5 hours to make but they were so cool!


What you need:
Modeling Clay (Red, White, 
Large Circle Cutter
Small Circle Cutter
Medium Oval Cutter
Small triangle Cutter
Candy Eyes
Frosted Cupcakes
Cupcake Box (I bought mine on Amazon)







Modeling Clay
12oz Candy Melts (In Pink and White)
1/4 Cup light corn Syrup

Melt your Candy Melts in microwave (mine takes about 2 minutes). Stir them to become smooth and add the corn syrup.  It will become thick and form a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit out and dry.  Takes a few hours or over night is best. (Alexis note: I found to roll this out use a little powder sugar (like you would do with flour), also you have to kneed it a little like you would dough to make it easy to roll out).


Green Pig was my fav!
Green Modeling Chocolate
Black Modeling Chocolate
Yellow Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Small Circle Cutter
Medium Oval Cutter (or circle and form into oval)

Cut the Large circle in green, 2 small for ears and medium oval for nose.  Add 2 candy eyes and 2 small black circles for ears and 2 black lines for nose.  I cut a rectangle and then cut out triangles to look like a crown.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.


Blue was a cut too!


Blue Modeling Chocolate
Yellow Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Small Triangle

Cut out a large blue circle for the face.  Add 2 candy eyes and 2 blue tuffs for hair above the eyes. for the mouth I made 2 small triangles of yellow and 2 half moons for under the eyes.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.

The classic Red


Red Modeling Chocolate
White Modeling Chocolate
Yellow Modeling Chocolate
Black Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Small Triangle

Cut out a large red circle for the face.  Cut a white circle, cut in half and then I flipped it to make an oval shape (couldn't find my oval cookie cutter). Add 2 candy eyes and 2 red tuffs for hair above the eyes. For the mouth I made 2 small triangles of yellow and 2 black lines for eyebrows.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.


Yellow was pretty cool too :)


Yellow Modeling Chocolate
White Modeling Chocolate
Red Modeling Chocolate
Black Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Small Triangle

Cut out a large yellow circle for the face.  Cut a white circle, cut in half and then I flipped it to make an oval shape (couldn't find my oval cookie cutter). Add 2 candy eyes and 2 black tuffs for hair above the eyes. For the mouth I made 2 small triangles of yellow and 2 red lines for eyebrows.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.
White Bird

White Modeling Chocolate
Black Modeling Chocolate
Yellow Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Medium Oval Cutter

Cut out a large white circle for the face.  Cut a black circle, cut in half and then I flipped it to make an oval shape (couldn't find my oval cookie cutter). Add 2 candy eyes and 4 lines for hair above the eyes. For the mouth I made a oval of yellow and cut to make a mouth and 2 black lines for eyebrows.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.

And the last one Black 


Black Modeling Chocolate
Yellow Modeling Chocolate
Red Modeling Chocolate
Candy Eyes
Large Circle Cutter
Small square Cutter

Cut out a large black circle for the face.  Cut a black circle, cut in half and then I flipped it to make an oval shape (couldn't find my oval cookie cutter). Add 2 candy eyes and 1 line for hair above the eyes ad a small circle of white at bottom and small oval yellow at top. For the mouth I made a small square of yellow and a small triangle to go above to make the mouth and 2 red lines for eyebrows.  If you have problem with the chocolate connecting to each other use a little water.

Phew sorry for the long post!  These did take a lot of time but I just love how they came out I didn't get to meet the kid to see his face but I so hope I was able to bring a smile to his day.


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hello Kitty Cupcakes for Birthday Dreams

It was a super busy week last week for me, I took on a little more then I should have.  My kitchen is still down but my bestie let me invade her house and my cupcake making mess.  I signed up for THREE cakes for Birthday Dreams (Charity bringing birthdays to homeless kids).  One cake I had was for a little girl who requested Hello Kitty.

I went on ebay and ordered a Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter and Hello Kitty cupcake liners. WELL both arrived hours after I had the cupcakes done and had to deliver them .. lol.  I had to go with plan B.

What you Need:
White Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Pink Modeling Chocolate (Candy Clay)
Black Gel
Circle Cutter
Triangle Cutter
Frosted Cupcakes
Bow Cutter

I found from watching the Food Network the Candy Clay I make is called Modeling Chocolate to many decorators.  Hmm go figure!  I made white Modeling Chocolate, I had pink left over from the Monster High Cupcakes.

Modeling Clay
12oz Candy Melts (In Pink and White)
1/4 Cup light corn Syrup

Melt your Candy Melts in microwave (mine takes about 2 minutes). Stir them to become smooth and add the corn syrup.  It will become thick and form a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit out and dry.  Takes a few hours or over night is best. (Alexis note: I found to roll this out use a little powder sugar (like you would do with flour), also you have to kneed it a little like you would dough to make it easy to roll out).



For the kitty I rolled out the white modeling chocolate, with a circle cutter I made the face. For the ears I made triangles and pushed them onto the circle.  I used the pink modeling clay along with the bow from the Monster High Cookie Cutter (you can make a bow by hand if needed).  I marked out where the whiskers would go and used a little black gel to make them along with eyes and a nose.  Attached the bow with a little water.  

I topped these onto to frosted cupcakes!


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