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Sweetapolita Bakery-Style Vanilla Cupcakes

Sweetapolita Bakery-Style Vanilla Cupcakes

OMG, these look delightful in presentation, and delicious. I’d love to  make these. I adore whimsical and playful-looking desserts…
It’s a pleasure to “eat beauty,” in this context…

OMG, these look delightful in presentation, and delicious. I’d love to make these. I adore whimsical and playful-looking desserts…

It’s a pleasure to “eat beauty,” in this context…

These little dessert illustrations are truly delightful. They kind of remind of me of some of my own illustrations since I enjoy drawing foods.
They’d make a great design for patterned tile molding with dessert-themed illustrations in a kitchen with a sweet brown a candy pink color theme.

These little dessert illustrations are truly delightful. They kind of remind of me of some of my own illustrations since I enjoy drawing foods.

They’d make a great design for patterned tile molding with dessert-themed illustrations in a kitchen with a sweet brown a candy pink color theme.

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baking-love:

Inside-Out Neapolitan Layer Cake

This photo (and the link featuring more) triggers the most intense aches for sugar and cake. And it reminds me why I have this pathologically obsession with cake.
If only I could cut myself a hefty slice right through the screen and dig into it in a total sugar bliss coma…that would be heaven.
Neapolitan cakes are so gorgeous and this one stands out in particular because it has an inside-out style which is trendy these days (where iced layers of the cake remain clearly visible and clean), and because the piping technique of the icing yields a pretty cloud shape to the edges, rather than a perfect smooth circle.
Adds a touch of romantic baroque to the overall look.

baking-love:

Inside-Out Neapolitan Layer Cake

This photo (and the link featuring more) triggers the most intense aches for sugar and cake. And it reminds me why I have this pathologically obsession with cake.

If only I could cut myself a hefty slice right through the screen and dig into it in a total sugar bliss coma…that would be heaven.

Neapolitan cakes are so gorgeous and this one stands out in particular because it has an inside-out style which is trendy these days (where iced layers of the cake remain clearly visible and clean), and because the piping technique of the icing yields a pretty cloud shape to the edges, rather than a perfect smooth circle.

Adds a touch of romantic baroque to the overall look.

(via fuckyeahcutefood)

cakelove:

Pink Cake

cakelove:

Pink Cake


Photo from Betty Crocker website

Such a cute cake and easy to make, according to the video listed in the link. I prefer to make my cakes from scratch and I stick to using high quality toppings and ingredients (especially dyes), but I don’t categorically shun the use of boxed cake mix if it is easier for some to do that to do their cake decorating.
In fact, it seems like a cheaper and more efficient way to simply practice cake decorating without using up all of your premium ingredients in your pantry.
This butterfly cake idea is from Betty Crocker. I think one can go even further and play a bit more with customizing the shape of the wings by carving and tweaking after getting comfortable with the basics. I will try this myself.
In fact, a series of butterfly cakes, each with different color schemes and design styles would be cool, all showcased on a table for people to gawk at and eventually eat.
Wonderful idea for a Spring or Easter cake bake sale…or a playfully-themed party of some kind.

Photo from Betty Crocker website

Such a cute cake and easy to make, according to the video listed in the link. I prefer to make my cakes from scratch and I stick to using high quality toppings and ingredients (especially dyes), but I don’t categorically shun the use of boxed cake mix if it is easier for some to do that to do their cake decorating.

In fact, it seems like a cheaper and more efficient way to simply practice cake decorating without using up all of your premium ingredients in your pantry.

This butterfly cake idea is from Betty Crocker. I think one can go even further and play a bit more with customizing the shape of the wings by carving and tweaking after getting comfortable with the basics. I will try this myself.

In fact, a series of butterfly cakes, each with different color schemes and design styles would be cool, all showcased on a table for people to gawk at and eventually eat.

Wonderful idea for a Spring or Easter cake bake sale…or a playfully-themed party of some kind.

onlycupcakes:

Via The Wilky Bar Kid

These cupcakes look so arts and craftsy or like shabby-chic-romantic-cottage cupcakes with a colorful, fantasy accent.
They look delicious and pretty stuffed together in close quarters in this cucpake display box.
I don’t know where they are from, but great style.

onlycupcakes:

Via The Wilky Bar Kid

These cupcakes look so arts and craftsy or like shabby-chic-romantic-cottage cupcakes with a colorful, fantasy accent.

They look delicious and pretty stuffed together in close quarters in this cucpake display box.

I don’t know where they are from, but great style.

(Source: , via lovingthislovingthat)

If your chocolate ice cream drops, melts and dramatically spills over onto anything, the best place for it is a sweet, pink cake.

If your chocolate ice cream drops, melts and dramatically spills over onto anything, the best place for it is a sweet, pink cake.

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Photo by Whipped Bakeshop

Photo by Whipped Bakeshop


Photo by Joyce Dopkeen

I’ve never been to Magnolia Bakery, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way they do the icing on their cupcakes.
I’ve seen videos of the technique and it involves the use of a cake knife or cake spatula in order to distinctively place the frosting on the cupcake.
I like to call the technique, the inverted swirl technique, as that is what the style looks like to me, and inversion of the traditional swirl.
The technique starts off with placing a large scoop of icing on the cake spatula which has been made pliable (or softer) with the spatula.
The icing scoop gets evenly centered on top of a cooled cupcake, then there’s a  swirl motion that is quickly inverted at the last step, to create that signature look.
Here is a YouTube video that shows how to do the technique up close!

LINK

Cupcake Royale in Seattle also creates this look for the frosting on their cupcakes. However, their “inverted swirl” technique is a bit more pronounced.
Here is a photo of Cupcake Royale’s cupcakes in the colors of muted sage, soft peach, and pale lemongrass:

Photo by Joyce Dopkeen

I’ve never been to Magnolia Bakery, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way they do the icing on their cupcakes.

I’ve seen videos of the technique and it involves the use of a cake knife or cake spatula in order to distinctively place the frosting on the cupcake.

I like to call the technique, the inverted swirl technique, as that is what the style looks like to me, and inversion of the traditional swirl.

The technique starts off with placing a large scoop of icing on the cake spatula which has been made pliable (or softer) with the spatula.

The icing scoop gets evenly centered on top of a cooled cupcake, then there’s a  swirl motion that is quickly inverted at the last step, to create that signature look.

Here is a YouTube video that shows how to do the technique up close!

LINK

Cupcake Royale in Seattle also creates this look for the frosting on their cupcakes. However, their “inverted swirl” technique is a bit more pronounced.

Here is a photo of Cupcake Royale’s cupcakes in the colors of muted sage, soft peach, and pale lemongrass:

Cupcake Royale


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