Saturday, October 12, 2013

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Bonjour,

         Ellie here again! I want to  talk to you about the rainbow cake I made. My rainbow cake was beautiful, tasty and colorful. Let me tell you how I made this masterpiece. First, I mixed a white cake mix then divided it into 5 different bowls. After that I dyed each bowl these colors: red, yellow, green, blue and purple. Then, I

baked them separately. I stacked them with vanilla butter cream icing in between the layers. I then did a crumb coat(a thin layer of icing) and let it sit to harden. A final layer of icing was then applied.  I cut into it and it looked so cool. At first I thought the layers were to thin, but I was wrong. The rainbow looked great. I hope you enjoy the pictures down below!

     OK, I'm not done yet.  I made an amazing DUCT TAPE dress! First I rolled out the duct tape to the  length I wanted and I cut it  into the shape I wanted. After I layered it, I added a back side and a tiny purple belt also made of duct tape. It turned out pretty cool . I forgot to mention the duct tape I used was a chevron pattern and the colors were green, pink, and orange.

                                       Au Revoir,
                                                     
                                            Ellie




Monday, August 19, 2013

Amazing Art

Bonjour,

      So nice to blog again I have been wanting to blog for awhile. My latest creation was an art cake. My Dad's side of the family came over to eat it. It was fun telling them how I made it, now I can tell you! 

   I made my cake first by baking a yellow box cake because they are very firm. I baked it at 350 degrees for around 20-25 min. then put it in the freezer over night. When the cake was ready I put it on a flat pan and carved the edges to make a kidney shape. I used a round cookie cutter to make a whole. 

Next I mixed chocolate frosting and vanilla frosting together to get a light brown frosting. I would not recommend using the whole tub of frosting of vanilla because you will need it later. Then you would frost the cake with this new mixed color.  You may need to use a frosting tool and add a little vanilla or a little chocolate after to make it more realistic.

When you are done frosting the cake, you take five tiny bowls and add some vanilla  frosting to each one. You will dye it five different colors:  red, green, orange, yellow and blue. Most colors come in a set of dyes but orange doesn't so you will have to mix red and yellow together to make orange. I put a small dollop of the frosting on the cake and added some sprinkles of the same color on top.  Well that's how I made my art cake!!! It comes out looking like an artist's palette with paints on it.  It came out really cool, see the pictures below!

                                                          Au Revoir,
                                                               Ellie












Monday, July 8, 2013

Beautiful Beach Ball

Bonjour,
        Sorry I haven't blogged in a while but I was on vacation at the beach. I was inspired to make a cake so I made a beach ball cake that looked and tasted great!  I baked 1 box of cake in a square pan and I put the other half of the batter in a circle pan. I carved the sides of the cake with a butter knife and I stacked the circle on the square to make it look like a dome.  With the pieces I cut off of the cake I made sand dunes. I covered the crumbled cake with white sugar and put them into small piles on the side. Then, I colored the frosting. I used 2 tubs of Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting and I divided one of the tubs into three bowls. I colored them red, blue and yellow. I started with red then yellow and lastly blue. To frost I lightly used a butter knife and frosted the colors onto three sections of the cake. I frosted the last three sections of the cake and the middle just white. I had a wonderful vacation and I made wonderful cake.  See you next time.

                              Au revoir,

                                         Ellie

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun

Bonjour,
      I am so sorry for doing this so late but a few weeks ago my Mom and I  made St.Patricks Day treats. I made cupcakes and my Mom made leprechaun hats. She made them out of girl scout cookies called thin mints, marshmellows, melted chocolate, and the lucky charm leprechaun hats. First you dip the marshmellows in the melted chocolate, then you place the marshmellow on the thin mint cookie and decorate them with the lucky charm hats.  I made the cupcakes with a friend and her name is Maisie. She is also starting a blog of her own and it will be about decorating and organization. We made the cupcakes from a yellow box cake from Betty Crocker then baked them.  We decorated them with green and white frosting, some were just white, some were just green and some were white with green decorations. We had a lot of fun! Hope you have good luck all year!

                                                                           Au Revoir,
                                                                                Ellie

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Luscious Lemon

Bonjour,

Last weekend I made a lemon cake and I also made a yellow dress. The lemon cake was really good, plus I made it at my grandparents camp because it is my Pops' favorite! Here's the recipe.                                                        

1 lemon cake mix
1  sm. box lemon jello
3/4c. hot water
4 eggs
3/4c. oil

Mix jello and hot water untli dissolved and let cool. Add jello mixture to cake mix and blend. Add eggs one at a time while blending. Add oil and increase speed for two min. Grease 13x9 pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 min or until done. While cake is baking make icing:

Mix 1/2 box confectioners sugar;sifted
juice of two lemons

When cake comes out prick the top with fork and pour icing over.

                                                        ENJOY. Hope you try it! Take a look at the pictures below.

                                                        Au Revoir,

                                                        Ellie






Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rambunctious Red

 
 
 

 
Bonjour! My name is Ellie. I will be blogging about the pastries I make and dresses I design. Today, I made red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting. I also designed a red dress with a fancy jeweled shoulder. The cupcakes were really good. Valentine's day  is also my birthday! That's why I started with red. 

 
Au Revoir,
Ellie