Monday, February 27, 2012

Photos from our Wilton course 1 this weekend

This weekend past, we held a Wilton course 1 here at Kiwicakes. Apologies for those whose cake we didn't manage to catch a photo of. We forgot to get everyone, before they left.







Over the weekend I managed to get some dates for further classes during the year. Including Wilton course 2, a delightful cake, which I did some years back myself see here
As well as cupcake winter wonderland class and a mini cake class. Please click on the CLASSES tab above, for full details of our classes for the next few months.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Kiwiana items in stock at Kiwicakes


I've always been pretty proud of our Kiwiana items at Kiwicakes. So I'm thrilled to be adding 12 new items in one go


 There are three new silicone cupcake moulds, Kiwi, sheep (his fur is an awesome koru design) and silver fern. The fern is a hemisphere shape cake, so you can bake 2 halves to make a 3d ball if you wish. These also make great moulds for butter pats for the breakfast table.

There are 6 moulds in the Iconz range. Sheep, tiki, silver fern/rugby ball, Kiwi, NZ map & Jandals.
 The silicone has a temperature range of -50C to 250C, so they can be used for ice, fudge, hard candy or baking.


In the toast stamp range, there is a rugby ball, sheep & kiwi. Of course you can use them for stamping your bread prior to toasting - they also work great for stamping on fondant. They are sized to fit a regular slice of bread.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Passionfruit cupcakes for Ange's 40th birthday


 I wanted to share with you some fun cupcakes I made for my neighbour Ange's birthday. When we were invited up the hill to join her for a birthday BBQ, I asked can I bring anything?. "No just yourselves" was her reply. Well I was brought up better than that, so I had to take something. I made passionfruit cupcakes, using Fresh-as passionfruit powder, added to vanilla cupcake batter,  I also flavoured my buttercream (under the fondant), with the same powder. The hot pink fondant icing is Satin ice pink, straight from the tub.  I cut the zebra design cupcake toppers from Wilton sugar sheets, using my Cricut cake machine with the designs cut from the Martha Stewart birthday cake cartridge. The 12 cupcakes are placed in a 12 hole cupcake box, with pink tissue, just to fill the box up and make them look a bit special.

I taste tested these - of course!.  And the passionfruit was sooooo good!. If you haven't tried the Fresh-as powders yet. i urge you to grab some and try them out, they have so many uses.



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