Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEW VIDEO- How-to Sock Monkey Cupcake Topper

I've had a LONG history with Sock Monkeys. Here's a new video how-to make a cuddly cute sock monkey

From my very first Food Network Cake Challenge to one of my last Food Network  Cake Challenges: EXTREME CAKES (I won- yeah!)

First Food Network Competition

EXTREME Food Network Competition
Now I made a super cute and yummy version perfect for any cake or cupcake topper.

I also made a sculpted cake involving a sock monkey in our second book: Confetti Cakes for Kids

Sock Monkeys for all!

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Oh and here is a list of the stuff you'll need:

Decorated cake or cupcakes
* I used #12 pastry tip to make polka-dots

Vegetable shortening
*Sculpting/Modeling Chocolate (4 ounces)
Pastry tips: #2  (for nostrils), #6 (for eyes)
Stitching tool
Brown powdered food coloring
Lemon extract
*Pre-dyed red, black and orange fondant
Paring knife
Veining tool
Small brush with stiff bristles
Small soft brush
Dish of water
Royal Icing (optional)
Black food safe marker (optional for eyebrows)

*(Fondarific brand is suggested)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hot Air Balloon and Cloud Cookies-Dr. Seuss Style!

Cookies were inspired by Dr. Seuss's book, Oh, the places you'll go!
To make these cookies watch our video here!


  • Sugar Cookies
  • Royal Icing 
    • (Recipes at THIS link)

  • *Light Brown Pre-dyed Fondant
  • Hello Kitty Strawberry Marshmallow Candy (25 pc bag)
  • Food color gels (yellow, pink, blue)
*(Fondarific brand is suggested)


  • Pastry bags and Pastry tips #2 and #3
  • Small Rolling pin
  • Toothpicks
  • Paring knife
  • Scissors
  • Round cutters: 1.5, 2.75 and 3.5-inches
  • Square cutter: 1 3/8-inches
  • Small dish with water
  • Small brush
This is how I remember everything I used in video!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hello Kitty Backpack Cake

 To make this backpack cake watch our video here 

One cake will feed about 10-15 people

  • One 9” x 13” sheet cake (one box of cake mix or half of my cake recipes)
  • Buttercream/Filling (about 8 cups)

  • Vegetable shortening
  • *Pink Pre-dyed Fondant (2 pounds)
  • *Red Pre-dyed Fondant (1 pound)
  • White Gum paste (size of a large marble)
  • Yellow and black gum paste (small amounts)

*(Fondarific brand is suggested)

  • X-acto Knife
  • One 5 x 3.5-inch rectangular cardboard or foam core
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Pastry bag and large pastry tip (#806)
  • Small brush
  • Rolling pin
  • Scissors
  • Small serrated knife
  • Small off-set spatula
  • Hello Kitty (or any Logo) template
  • Tracing wheel (stitching tool)
  • Toothpicks
  • Clay gun
  • Paring knife
  • Dog bone tool (optional)
  • Scalpel (optional)
  • Turntable (good to have)
  • Heart cutters: 1.5 and 2.5-inches
  • Air Heads-Xtremes sweetly sour candy (rainbow berry flavor)

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