Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fathers Day cupcake tool toppers for Dad

From our friends at Roberts Confectionery comes these awesome downloadable/printable cupcake topper tutorials. Print them off and keep them in your tutorials files. Thanks Roberts!

Using these basics from Satin Ice fondant and Rainbow Dust metallic silver paint

For the hammer click here

For the screwdriver click here

For the wrench/spanner click here

For the saw click here

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gracie's Frozen birthday party part 2

This is part 2 of Gracies Frozen party. Part 1 with her cake is here. Jenny spent months planning Gracie's party. Collecting party items for months, many of which came from Kiwicakes. The cupcake papers and cupcake stand can be found here 

Jenny piped her cupcakes with our buttercream recipe  using tip 4b

The back drop was some lovely sparkly blue fabric that was going begging from our storeroom and the drapes were made with plastic snowflake tablecovers

The party table made Gracie's day and her friends loved it.

The girls could choose between milk bottles or frozen cups

Frozen snowball cake pops anyone?. They look stunning on our acrylic cake pop stand

The chocolate covered oreos were a hit with the little party goers. Using this mould

They're fun to make with kids in the lead up to the party. Simple melt your chocolate

To create a contrasting colour, add some powdered or candy colour to your white chocolate.

Fill this colour in to the mould first and allow to set

A squeeze bottle makes it easier

Then add some white chocolate. And then place an Oreo cookie down in to the mould.

You can leave the back uncovered, or cover over with some more melted white chocolate. Whichever you prefer.

For take home loot. Gracie's little party goers took home sweets in Olaf cups and a few treasures in snowflake bags 

The bags are a good size, but can be cut down easily if you don't need the extra space.

I think Jenny did an amazing job of Gracie's party. No wonder Gracie declared it "the best party ever!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Kiwicakes Donut icing

I was pretty thrilled when one of my NZ based manufacturers told me, he could produce a double milled icing sugar specifically formulated for donut glazes. It's double milled to ensure it's nice and smooth. The small amount of maltodextrin added ensures the icing has a wonderful shine and doesn't snap or crack.

I made two types of icing recently. Maple, using the lorann maple flavouring which was super tasty

And for the kids strawberry using the Gobake flavacol. Which they declared AMAZING!

This new icing comes in 1kg packs, at the great price of just 5.95

Friday, August 7, 2015

Safari jungle animal cupcakes for a Zoo themed party

Jenny has been creating again!. She made these wonderful safari themed cupcakes for a jungle zoo party her young daughter was attending. I think she did an amazing job. She used zebra straight sided cupcake papers to bake her chocolate cupcakes. The buttercream swirls used a Wilton tri colour coupler fitted with a 1M piping nozzle.  
-Grey swirl (CK white buttercream tinted with Progel Grey with clear vanilla essence)
-Caramel swirl (CK white buttercream tinted with Progel Caramel with peppermint essence)
-Chocolate brown swirl (CK Chocolate buttercream, really nice tasting according to Jenny)
On top Jenny popped our zoo safari animals sugar icing decorations on top. Which are a quick fix for busy parents.

And they looked awesome in one of our black & white striped cupcake boxes

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Frozen Olaf cake with cake lace for Gracie's birthday

This awesome Olaf, Frozen themed cake was made by Jenny here at Kiwicakes for her daughter Gracie's birthday recently. I think she did an amazing job, so I begged her for the photos for the blog. Gracie's full Frozen party will come in a second blog post soon.

Jenny used an 8'' hemisphere cake pan to make the top dome, which is covered in Satin Ice turquoise fondant icing. to get it nice and smooth be sure to use a cake smoother as it's a tricky shape. 

Our lovely range of blue cake drums work well with the Frozen theme, Jenny used a 12'' square board as the base. Then she placed a 10'' square cake on top, that she rough iced with royal icing using a spatula. The white cake is trim with a border of white fondant icing, in to which is pressed a design using a shell tool. The hemisphere turquoise cake is bordered with pearls from a bead mould 

Jenny tells me Olaf loves purple flowers, so our wafer paper purple flowers were perfect. 

These were alternated with Frozen edible cupcake images

Topped off with a Frozen candle

And covered in pearlised snowflakes using cake lace in the the Crystal Cake Lace mat

Jenny used pearlised white cake lace mix, then over dusted some with blue lustre dust from Rainbow Dust

Jenny's Olaf was made using white satin ice fondant, to which a little tylose was added to stiffen it. The pieces were glued together using edible glue

I thing Jenny did an amazing job. Gracie declared it "The best cake ever!"

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