Love is in the air....

Hey there Cake Lovers. Love is in the air, and it smells sweet and chocolatey.

I'm sure some of you have started making plans for Valentine's Day. I've been brainstorming for a few delicious ideas myself. I've actually been on a crafty splurge: A 'what can I do with this' type of vibe. One thing I have PLENTY of are cupcake and candy liners. When I first started baking I gave each flavor its' own distinct printed liner. Very cute but not very efficient considering it's sometimes hard to find the same liners twice. So, I'm sticking with a nice plain white liner and leaving the special liners up for request. Meaning, I've probably got a few hundred liners of different patters from tiny to jumbo so I've come up with a great no, FANTASTIC way to use these liners. Cupcake and Cake Toppers!!! I've been trying to come up with something to offer you all that's made with my own two hands. I call this Cakenista Couture at its' finest!

I introduce to you all the POM POM CAKE TOPPERS:

Click below to watch the tutorial  


Click below to watch the tutorial

What's not to love, they're fashionable, cute, and bring out the couture in a cupcake. OH! See what I just did there!?

These are also available for order to top your lovely cakes! If you haven't visited the Channel on Youtube yet please do so by clicking the videos in this post or along the left side bar. 

Couture in a Cupcake!

Fondant Ruffle Flowers and Happy New Year!!


I hope you all brought in the New Year with a bang even if that bang only involved a pillow and a night light. I brought in the New Year with a quick game of monopoly, greens for wealth and black eyed peas for luck. 
The first video of the year is uploading as we speak. Fondant Ruffle Flowers. I've been meaning to try these out all year and they are incredibly simple. I think they only took me about a half hour to complete. This Saturday I'll be knocking out as many flowers as I can with my last bit of fondant. So before I get to work, I figured I'd give you guys a step by step post on these gorgeous ruffle flowers! 
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Fondant Ruffle Flowers

1. Start out with rolled fondant (color of your choice). Use 1 medium and 1 small circle cookie cutter. Each flower will take 3 layers; Cut out 2 of the medium shapes and 1 of the small. 

2. Use a toothpick or something similar to gently roll out the edges of the shapes. It's extremely easy. With the tip of the tool roll back and forth around the perimeter of the circles, staying along the edge of your pieces. You can choose to create a dramatic flare by pressing harder or a subtle flare by pressing lightly. 

3. Place your ruffled pieces into a cupcake pan and let dry over night or at least until slightly hardened. I like to have some flexibility with the flowers so I'd prefer not letting them get completely hard. 

4. When ready, assemble your pieces by size. Medium, medium and topping with small, using a dab of water to act as your glue in between each layer. For  an optional elegant addition. Just cut them in half 

5. Create your center piece by rolling a small ball of fondant and lightly pressing to create a button shape. Finish by pricking the piece with your toothpick to add texture. Dab the bottom with water and place in the center of the flower and over the ---.

Optional: Finish the look with luster dust. I used a silver pearl color. Voila, gorgeous ruffle flowers for your cupcakes and cakes!

Couture in a Cupcake