Friday, 24 August 2012

More Cakes and Cupcakes From Recent Projects

Since the last post I've had a few more requests for cakes and cupcakes so here are the projects I've been doing in the last couple of weeks.

This was for a friend's 30th birthday (obviously he's a huge Star Wars fan!)

This was for my cousin who is moving to London for a new job in Office shoe store.

Vintage themed cupcakes for a 21st birthday vintage tea party.  Vanilla and red velvet cupcakes with a few different frostings - vanilla, chocolate, mint, raspberry, mango and caramel.  All edible toppers made from a selection of fondant, candy clay and candy melts.

A Manowar cake, co-worker asked me to do this for his friend's 21st birthday.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Here are a few more projects I have been getting up to in the last month or so...

Football jersey cake for an 18th birthday

Elmo cake for a 1st birthday

Race car cake for a 3rd birthday

I have a couple more cakes and cupcakes also planned for later this month so I'll post pictures when they are all done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Martha Stewart Cookies iPad App

I got an iPad about a month ago, for the proposes of displaying my baking projects to people.  It has since been filled with cooking and baking apps, photo editing software, Netflix and a game or two (or twenty).  One of the apps I purchased was the Martha Stewart Cookies app, which I love.  From the super cute start up, to the pages of recipes, it's great.

The recipes are neatly and concisely laid out with steps and ingredients.  You can add recipes to a favourites list and add notes, create a shopping list.

There's even a unit conversion calculator on each recipe page!

The app has a search function (in a drop down menu when you tap the Martha Stewart ribbon in the top left hand corner of the screen), laid out in wheel form so you can choose from cookie ingredients or type.  There is also a keyword search.

Of course, this being a Martha Stewart app it doesn't just cover the recipes.  There is a section dedicated to homemade packaging if you wanted to give your baked goodies away as gifts.

There is also a library of videos available in the drop down menu to help you master new techniques to perfect your sweet creations.

Your app also has a very handy kitchen timer!  Thanks Martha!!

And last, but certainly not least, you can download and purchase more recipes via the cookie tab at the bottom left hand side of the screen.  Recipes are divided into categories; chocolate, kids and the newest edition: holiday!  The 'M' tab links you to other Martha Stewart apps and allows you to gift the Cookies app to your friends.

Well, that is the Martha Stewart Cookies app in a nutshell.  Available in the iTunes app store for an absolute steal at £2.99!