Independence Day Cookies decorated with fondant – Galletas decoradas con fondant del Dia de la Independencia

After the disaster with my last batch of royal icing I decided to decorate the rest of my 4th of July cookies with homemade fondant. Despues del desastre con mi ultimo merengue royal decidi decorar el resto de mis galletas del Dia de la Independencia con fondant casero.

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This is my favorite recipe for homemade fondant and you can infuse it with your favorite flavor (here). Esta es mi receta favorita para el fondant casero y pueden ponerle su sabor favorito (aqui encuentran la receta).

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I’m really pleased with the flags, these mini-stars came from a Christmas sprinkles’ mix. Quede muy satisfecha con las banderas, las mini-estrlelitas las saque de una combinacion navideña de sprinkles.

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Military and Tank Cakes – Pasteles Militar y Tanque de guerra

Last weekend I prepared two cakes for my friend Isela’s son – Daniel that turn 7. His party had a “military theme” so my friend bought a camouflage edible image for me to put in the cake. That was the plan until Daniel ask for a military tank piñata, unfortunately the party place didn’t have that service. So to save the day (and because I was really excited with the opportunity to make a 3D cake) I volunteer to make him a military tank cake instead of the piñata. Here they are: El fin de semana pasado prepare dos pasteles para el hijo de mi amiga Isela – Daniel cumplio 7 años. El tema de la fiesta fue militar asi que mi amiga compro una imagen comestible de camuflaje para que se la pusiera al pastel. Ese era el plan hasta que Daniel dijo que queria una piñata de tanque de guerra, desafortunadamente el lugar del evento no cuenta con ese servicio. Asi que para salvar la situacion (y porque estaba muy emocionada de hacer un pastel en 3D) me ofreci de voluntaria para hacerle un pastel de tanque de guerra en lugar de la piñata. Aqui estan ambos:
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Cowboy Cake and minicupcakes – Pastel y mini-bollitos de Vaquerito

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I really like how this cake and the mini-cupcake toppers turn out, specially the hobby horse;  also I was happy because I had a chance to use new materials and practice some new techniques. Me gusto mucho como quedo este partel y los adornitos para los bollitos, mi favorito fue el caballito de palo, tambien estaba muy feliz porque tuve la oportunidad de usar nuevos materiales y practicar nuevas tecnicas. Continue reading

Homemade fondant (gelatin based) – fondant casero con base de gelatina

Here are some projects where I use this fondant recipe. Aqui les presento algunos projectos donde use esta receta de fondant.

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Roses and Butterflies 19 Roses and Butterflies Cupcakes – Bollitos Rosas y Mariposas
Enchanted Garden 2 Enchanted Garden (Dummy Cake) – Pastel de exhibicion Jardin Encantado

MICHELE FOSTER’S FONDANT

This recipe is from Michele Foster and can be found in the cook book “The Sugar Fix, the recipes and rantings of an obsessive-compulsive cook”.

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Happy Mother’s Day /Edible Images – Feliz Dia de las Madres /Imagines comestibles

Happy Mothers’ Day !!! I know is kind of late but in Mexico the celebration is today. I just want to send a big hug and say thank you to my Mom that has been always there for me. Feliz Dia de Las Madres !!! Ya se que es medio tarde pero en Mexico la celebracion es hoy. Yo aprovecho para mandarle un abrazo enorme y decirle gracias a mi Mama que siempre ha estado ahi para mi.

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Congratulations also to all moms around the world that work hard every day to take the best care of your children. Felicidades tambien a todas las mamas del mundo that trabajan arduamente todos los dias para cuidar de la mejor manera a sus hijos.

In these cupcakes I  use for the first time edible images for decoration, they are also called cake tattoos or edible decorating paper. I got these as a gift in our cake club meeting and is a sample from PhotoFrostEn estos bollitos use por primera vez imagenes comestibles para decorarlas, tambien las llamas tattoos para pastel o papel de decoracion comestible. Estos me los regalaron en la reunion del club de pasteleros y es una muestra de PhotoFrost. Continue reading

Royal Icing recipe – Merengue Royal

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I know . . . I know . . . Holiday Season is over but I wanted to show you the rest of my 2010 royal icing decorated cookies !!!!!  they are really pretty don’t you think? Well if you like them you should try to make them for your next holiday or special event.

 

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For all the Christmas’ season I use the same sugar cookie recipe . For the royal icing,  I been searching a lot of recipes and almost all of them have the same ingredients. The only difference is that you can make it using meringue powder or egg whites. I have tried both and the one with egg whites taste a little better however you have to use it fast. Here’s the recipe that I use with meringue powder .

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