Food I love cakes and cupcakes :)

karman

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Hi all!

I usually hang out in the Chanel forum, but I'm currently hungry and decided to come to the Kitchen forum while I wait for DF to cook dinner :P

I LOVE baking cupakes and cakes...I started really getting into fancy cakes last year when I learned how to make fondant from a website. I've considered taking sugar art classes but never have enough time...maybe next year, when school is done. People always tell me if engineering doesn't work out for me, I should consider becoming a baker :biggrin: My dream is to own a cake shop when I retire! :biggrin:

I hope you don't mind me sharing some of my work with you all! :flowers:

This is my most recent piece of work and my first paid job--coworker wanted 100 cupcakes for his wedding and a little cake to cut


Closeup of the little 6" cake on top:



I make all the dots and flowers using rolled fondant

 

karman

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Back to my very first piece of work...well, first piece that was worthy of being photographed :smile: I made this for my friend's 21st birthday. Cake is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream with raspberry filling. The bow was really fun to make :smile:







I had to stick cotton balls in the bow loops to that they would stay up:



 
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karman

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Here's a cake that I made for another friend's 21st birthday. I love making the little apple blossoms...they are super easy and the process i very therapeutic. Cake is vanilla with vanilla buttercream and mango filling.



All cakes start off like this:



I must've made close to 200 flowers for this cake:









 

karman

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A cake I made for my DF's aunt's birthday. The navy colour took a LOT of black and blue colouring...it made the fondant really dry but it was her favourite colour so I was insistent on making the roses navy.

Cake was chocolate velvet with vanilla buttercream and raspberry filling.







I made the leftover cake batter into mini cupcakes and used leftover rosettes to top them off:



The rosettes were very challenging to make, only because the fondant was so dry from the food colouring.



 

karman

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Anddddd finally, cupcakes. I love baking these. And I can't stop using the lovely icing tip! The swirls it makes are so amazing. It's probably my most favourite tip ever.

Made these for a baby shower:









Made these for a Breast Cancer Foundation fund raiser...they have cream cheese and chocolate chip filling!



 
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karman

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And some recent non-cake/cupcake miscellaneous baking...

Chocolate chip cheesecake



Chocolate bundt cake





Mini banana chip muffins



That's it for now....thanks for letting me share!! :biggrin:
 

Aussiegal

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beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!! you really should be a baker. these cakes look exquisite :drool: I love the gift box one with the bow, kinda reminds me of a Tiffany box :yes::tup:
 

Hirondelle

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WOOOOWWWW - you are soooo talented. Amazing ! Can you share the recipe for the cupcakes (details about the frosting+tips included) pretty please, I would love to surprise my loved ones for Christmas ;)
 

noon

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Gorgeous cakes! They look so professional - reminds me of Cake Boss. ^ I too would love if you could share some recipes - but understand if you would prefer not to.
 

loves

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very pretty! luckily i don't bake, i love cakes and cookies and i probably will weigh a tonne by now being my one and only customer :smile:
 

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Oh my gooodness Karman!
You are such a talented lady!! :nuts: The cakes are absolutely gorgeous and your cupcakes look so delicious I'm literally drooling just staring at my screen LOL!
I luuurve cupcakes too, but I buy them, mainly because I haven't really found a good recipe for the cupcake batter! Would you happen to have a good one to share? :flowers:
Cheers!