4th of July Sweets!


Happy Independence Day! I had some left over chocolate cake and tons of strawberries, so I decided to make some cake pops! My fave! I had a small (1in.) cookie cutter and molded the chocolate cake (with cream cheese frosting) into stars, dipped them in candy melts. I ran out of royal blue >_< so I used some blue candy color to tint the white, and for some reason..it turned turquoise? ha! Oh well, still festive! Dipped the Strawberries in the same chocolate bark and Wa-la! You can go to Bakerella’s website for cake pop instructions. Happy 4th!

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Super Mario Brothers Chocolate Cake

This is a 2 tiered, chocolate buttercream cake, with Marshmallow Fondant and gumpaste characters. I used the Italian Meringue buttercream recipe, along with Valhrona cocoa and baking bar. I was a little disappointed with the turn out of the cake because it’s been so humid that the buttercream melted slowly but surely. I still refuse to use pounds of confectioner’s sugar for icings so I have to work on that buttercream. I think this is going to be one of my last fondant cakes for a while. I really want to focus on the recipes and start small–cupcakes and cake balls. I’ll post the MM fondant and cake recipes soon. Happy baking!