Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It's also allowed me some extra time to make home holiday goodies for friends and family. In fact, when one of my regular customers called last minute just knowing I couldn't make Christmas cupcakes for her I was able to surprise her by saying "I can make them no problem!" She left the design totally up to me, which is always nice. I decided I wanted to make some rounded ornament cakes, because I love the look of the rounded fondant toppers on cupcakes, but as usual, I didn't want to use fondant.
So I started playing with mounding buttercream and smoothing it out and honestly, it went easier and quicker than I expected. I did make the ornament stems from fondant, but those can be picked off easily enough.
When I finished I was so happy that I took a couple of the extras into the house for a mini photo shoot in front of our Christmas tree. I just love the look of the Christmas lights all blurred out in the background.
Have a great week; I hope Santa is packing up something nice for each and every one of you!