Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Cakes...

A darling little cupcake fit for a baby shower.

Have fun with this project and use your creativity.

The 1-2-3 step process

Baby Cakes
Author: Brenna Bowers
Serving: 24 cupcakes

24 cupcakes
2 ½ white vanilla cups frosting
piping tip (large round & small round)
2 piping bags
gel food coloring (black {eyes}, pink & yellow {face}, 2 of your preferred colors for the blankets)
powdered sugar (just enough to roll out the fondant)
rolling pin
circle cookie cutter (about 2 ¾” diameter) (or a small cup)
pasta cutter/roller (optional) 

Bake a batch of 24 cupcakes and let them cool completely.

Prepare two piping bags, one with a small tip and one with the large tip. Color one-forth of the frosting black and place into the piping bag with the small tip--this will be the frosting for piping the eyes of the baby’s face. Leaving the rest of the frosting white, place into the large tip piping bag --this will be for topping the cupcakes.

Divide the fondant into 3 equal portions. Color one section pink/yellow for the babies’ faces and noses, color the other two sections your preferred baby blanket colors.

To make the baby faces, roll a ball, in your palms, the diameter of a nickel. Then roll a tiny ball  and press into the center of the head to form the nose. Use your pinky nail (or sharp knife) to form the mouth. Using the small tip piping bag of black frosting, pipe two little eyes on the baby’s face. Repeat to make 24 baby faces.

To make the blankets, with a rolling pin, roll out the remaining 2 fondant colors (separately) to the thickness of a tortilla (use powdered sugar if it is sticking to the counter or your rolling pin). Using a circular cookie cutter or a cup, cut out a circle. Re-roll the fondant until 24 circles have been made. Lightly run a pasta cutter over the circles to make the imprint on each blanket, making sure to not cut through to the other side. Fold over the top flap about ¼ of an inch.

Using the large tip piping bag of white vanilla frosting, pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Top with one baby face and wrap up in a blanket.

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