‘Tis the Season for Cake Orders

It’s been a busy month with lots of cake orders and I thought you might like to see what I’ve been working on. Here are some photos of my recent cake orders as well as a couple from last summer.

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This is what the kids are calling a “naked cake.” This type of cake where there is little or no frosting is becoming more and more popular at weddings. This is a lemon cake with strawberry filling and a whipped cream cheese frosting with white chocolate shavings. Decorated with fresh flowers

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These cupcakes were so much fun to make; a vanilla cupcake tinted blue with blue and white vanilla butercream topped with a white chocolate snowflake. And yes, you guessed it, they were for a Frozen-themed birthday party!

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A lemon cake for 2! This 6 inch cake is filled with a homemade lemon-strawberry curd, frosted with a vanilla buttercream and topped with fresh flowers.

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Another delicious lemon cake filled with strawberry filling and frosted with vanilla buttercream, a very popular flavor this year! Decorated with fresh flowers

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This is my favorite way to decorate cupcakes!

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This 14 inch cake was fun to decorate, I love scroll work.

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For more photos follow Clara’s Cake Shop on Facebook.

If you are local to the Kitsap area and are interested in placing an order you may contact me at: ClarasCakeShop@gmail.com.

Happy Halloween!

Hey y’all, seeing as today is Halloween, I thought I would share some lovely Halloween cookies I made recently for a customer. He ordered 3 dozen square cookies so here is a sample of some of the designs.

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I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!

Eat Dessert First

Sugar cookies.

Homemade, thick sugar cookies with yummy frosting on top.

Who’s got the time to make them, though? Well, it just so happens, I do. So here’s the deal; if you want ’em, I’ll make ’em fresh, package them up, and ship them to you!

Need holiday cookies?

Or cookies with personalized messages?

Colors, decorations, and messages are all customizable.

For anyone who would like to order sugar cookies you can email me (ClarasCakeShop@gmail.com) or post on my Facebook page (Clara’s Cake Shop or Cakes by Clara) and I will make them fresh and send them your way.

The details;

Shapes: circles or squares (2.5 in)

Flavors: vanilla or almond

Minimum order of 2 dozen cookies

Prices will vary based on the amount of detailed required for the cookie.

All payments to be made through PayPal

Leave a comment or email me if you have any questions or if you are interested in ordering some cookies.

Very Angry Cupcakes

This post has been sitting in my draft box for a couple of months, but better late than never! For Joe’s birthday this summer I threw him a surprise Angry Birds party.

The party was complete with a string of Angry Bird balloons I made,

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Stuffed Angry Birds to throw at the birthday boy…

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And of course, the best part, some very angry cupcakes!

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These cupcakes were a lot of fun to make!

I started with cutting up the candy to make the faces of my angry birds. I used licorice bits for the eyebrows and for the center of the eyes, small marshmallows for the whites of the eyes, the pig snouts and ears, and the bellies of the birds. I also used peach gummies for the beaks. I was able to cut everything up pretty easily with kitchen scissors.

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I frosted my cupcakes with colored buttercream frosting; in general I prefer to use gel food coloring rather than liquid because it results in deeper colors without changing the consistency of the frosting.

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I added sprinkles to the tops of the cupcakes to add some texture.

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From there I started to assemble the faces of the birds and pigs.

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The eyebrows are really what make these faces, observe; angry cupcakes,

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Concerned cupcakes.

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For the white chests I flattened marshmallows with the bottom of a cup and for the beaks I cut the peach flavored gummies into triangles.

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For the pigs’ ears and snouts I cut up the marshmallows and pressed the sticky sides into green sprinkles.

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And there you have it, some very angry cupcakes!

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