26 February 2012

Just coffee

Lots of things inspire me when it comes to cakes - this time my inspiration was just coffee.

I finally bought the silicone pearl-mold - long wanted, but I have hesitated for years because it´s always so expensive. But not at sofisticake! -So now i have it at last, and I absolutely love it.

-About my inspiration for this dummy-cake;


I have often driven past a place with humble "open" sign, and when I finally dropped by, I had the best cup of coffee ever. It was such a treat, and to me coffee will never be quite the same ever again!

I strongly recommend the place if you´re in the neighbourhood, go grab a cuppa, and maybe treat yourself to a gorgeous coffe-pot duvet, made of coffee-sacks.

21 February 2012

Sugar Shoes

I love making sugar shoes, and i always have a million ideas, but never enough time. With these shoes however, i have gotten the hang of the JEM cutter - i don´t always agree with it, but it is great to work with, especially because of the heel mold.

For sugar shoes i use either flowerpase or fondant with tylose-powder because it hardens faster, in order to keep the shoe stable, and make the whole process a lot easier.


More sugar shoes here and here

11 February 2012

Lacey hearts

Not at all as i planned it, it just came out like this - even though i tried to struggle in a whole other direction.
The seperators came out all right though. ...And the hearts are ok. I like the colours.Oh well.

Happy Valentine! :)

07 February 2012

Doughnut muffins recipe

These are for my daughter´s Art class tomorrow - doughnut cupcakes with white chocolate chips and a raspberry in the middle. The frosting is Bourbon vanilla-flavoured whipped cream and for decoration an Aero chocolate ball.
This recipe for doughnut muffins is my basic muffins-recipe and i use it often. The muffins have a great texture, are very moist and raises well.

Doughnut muffins - makes 12 muffins:

175g butter, softened - 200g sugar - 2 large eggs, lightly beaten - 375g flour - 3/4 teaspoon baking powder - 1/4 teaspoon baking soda - 1 pinch of salt - 2 1/2 dl milk.

Whip butter and sugar in a large bowl until its fluffy and creamy. Add lightly whipped eggs one at a time, whipping at high speed in between.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and add to the egg-mixture along with half of the milk.
Carefully fold the ingredients together, and then add the rest of the milk and flour mixture.

Bake the muffins at 180degrees for 15-20 minutes.

03 February 2012

Puffed Heart

A Valentine´s cake with a puffed heart on top.

The striped hearts are made with a sugargun.