Saturday, October 2, 2010


I made a pumpkin cake and apple shaped cupcakes for my daughter’s 1st birthday.

For the pumpkin cake, I made two separate Bundt cakes using yellow cake mix and put a few drops of red food coloring into the mix to make it orange.  Once cooled, I cut the bottoms of each so IMG_1808they would sit flat together and iced them.  For the leaves, I went outside and plucked FRESH leaves from the trees.  I melted green chocolate (Michaels) and literally painted the veiny side of the leaf. I stuck them in the freezer for about a minute and IMG_1820then took them out and peeled the leaves off of the hardened chocolate.  The veins were imprinted into the chocolate! Too cool.  I took green tube icing and free styled the “vines”.  The stem is an upside down ice cream cone!  The finished Product:



The “apple” cupcakes I made out of red velvet cake…iced them with red icing; topped them with red sprinkles; added a tootsie roll and some painted leaves :) and voila!


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