Ballerina Cake – Pastel de bailarina de ballet

I wake up early the other day (5:30 am), something really unusual for me, as part of my training for school time . And found myself with nothing to do during those early hour of the day (like if I don’t have 3 loads of dirty clothes, 4 rooms to vacuum, etc, etc, etc) so I start working in a gum paste ballerina that was on my head for quite a while. And here she is in action.   Desperte temprano el otro dia (5:30 de la madrugada), algo que es totalmente inusual en mi, como parte de mi entrenamiento para el regreso a clases. Y me encontre sin nada que hacer a esas horas del dia (como si no tuviera 3 cerros de ropa sucia, 4 cuartos que aspirar, etc, etc, etc.) asi que empece a trabajar en una bailarina de ballet de pasta de azucar que tenia en mente desde hacia rato. Y aqui esta en accion,

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How I get into sweets ? Here’s a short story – Como empece en la reposteria? Aqui esta una pequeña historia

Well maybe not that short but let me show you the cake that started everything for me in the sweet word .  .  .
Tal vez no esta tan corta pero dejenme mostrarles el pastel con el que empezo mi historia en la decoracion de pasteles . . .

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Of course I have learn some things in these months if you compare it to these cakes I make last month . . . but lets go back to the story Por supuesto que ya he aprendido algunas cosas desde entonces si lo comparamos con estos que hice el mes pasado . . . pero regresemos a la historia

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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

Roses and Butterflies Bridal Shower – Rosas y Mariposas Despedida de Soltera

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I didn’t make anything special to commemorate the Royal Weeding but I think this post is appropriate for the occasion. No hice nada especial para celebrar la Boda Real pero creo que este articulo es apropiado para la ocasion.

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My mini-roses resemble a little bit the English Roses that are going to be use in abundance in the cake and floral arrangements in Prince William and Kate’s wedding. Mis mini-rosas se parecen un poco a la variedad de Rosa Inglesa que usaran abundantemente en el pastel y los arreglos florales de la boda del Principe William y Kate.

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“Enchanted Garden” Exhibition Cake – Pastel de Exhibicion “Jardin Encantado”

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This is my exhibition cake for the Annual Day of Sharing organized by the “Frosting Creators of San Antonio” Club.  I’m a proud new member of the club which is open to all kind of bakers and sugar artist with all levels of experience. Members of the Club were invited to create a dummy cake to be displayed during the event as an example of what we can do with sugar. The Day of Sharing will be next May 1st. and they will have demonstrations from very well known sugar artists like Debbie Brown consider UK’s best-selling author of character and novelty cake books and Denise Talbot that have compete in TLC Ultimate Cake off Challenge, of course they will also have cake supply vendors, raffle tickets and cake displays. I’m very excited because I just discover the association and is the first time that I will be attending the event.

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Star Wars Cake – Pastel Guerra de las Galaxias

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This is my last week project a STAR WARS cake for a birthday party for two little brother and sister. I’m really excited on how it turn out and hope that all Star Wars fans are too. Este fue mi proyecto de la semana pasada: un pastel de la Guerra de las Galaxias para la fiesta de dos hermanitos. Me encanto como quedo y espero que a los fans de la Guerra de las Galaxias tambien.
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I was really scared because these are famous characters that everybody is familiar with and for somebody with very little experience on cake decorating I was not sure I could capture their essence. Estaba realmente asustada porque estos son personajes famosos que todo mundo conoce y para alguien con tan poca experiencia en la decoracion de pasteles no estaba muy segura de poder capturar su escencia.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Cake – Pastel Virgen de Guadalupe

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I prepared this cake of  Our Lady of Guadalupe for a fund raising at my church a couple of weeks ago. These are called “Modern Little Virgin” (Virgencita Moderna) and are design specially for kids. Right now they are very popular in Mexico specially in religious celebrations like Baptism and First Communion. Hice este pastel de la Virgen de Guadalupe para un evento en mi parroquia hace algunas semanas. Estas son conocidas como Virgencitas Modernas y estan diseñadas especialmente para niños. Actualmente son muy populares en Mexico especialmente para celebraciones religiosas como Bautizos o Primera Comunion.

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This is the fourth  cake I prepared in this theme, all had the same figurine made out of rice krispies treats, covered with fondant and gumpaste and painted with pearl dust details. I just change a little bit the surrounding details in each cake . I have also make cake pops, mini-cakes, cupcakes and cookies of Our Lady of Guadalupe but that will be my next post. Es el 4to. pastel que hago de este tipo, todos tuvieron la misma figura hecha de cereal de arroz Rice Krispies, cubierta con fondant y pasta de azucar, y pintada con pearl dust. Lo unico que he cambiado en cada pastel son los detalles alrededor de la figura.
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Chinese dragon cake – Pastel de Dragon Chino

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This year my oldest son birthday was the same day as the celebration of the Chinese New Year so his cake was a Chinese Dragon. Este año el cumpleaños de mi hijo mayor fue el mismo dia de la celebracion del Año Nuevo Chino asi que su pastel fue un Dragon Chino.
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We took the cake, some of the chinese decorated sugar cookies I already posted and a paper dragon that I make to his preschool class. He really enjoyed his celebration (so much that I have to pick him up in the principal office 2 hrs. earlier because he was misbehaving . . . upppss). Nos llevamos a su salon de prescolar el pastel, algunas de las galletas decoradas con motivos chinos que ya publique aqui y un dragon de papel que les hice.
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