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Posted: 21 February 2009 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s a picture of cupcakes I made for a baby shower this week. 

I’d like to use long strands of shredded coconut for the birds nest the next time I make them.  Does anyone know where I can find it?  My local store doesn’t carry it.

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Posted: 21 February 2009 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sorry, I don’t have any answers about the long shards of coconut, but I did want to say that those are some adorable cupcakes!  Really, a beautiful job.

I’ve been on a cupcake craze myself, lately, they’re so friendly and tasty!

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Posted: 22 February 2009 12:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for the compliment Julie.  That’s very kind of you to say.  Cupcakes are a lot of fun to make and decorate, aren’t they?

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Posted: 22 February 2009 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oooo, I forgot to ask, what are the flavors/components?

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Posted: 22 February 2009 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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just coming out of my nap, to see that your cupcakes are GORGEOUS.  Love how you piped eggs, hungry baby birds, very innovative!

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Posted: 23 February 2009 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oh Tammy, the cupcakes are absolutely darling!  Did you make your own cupcake cozies?  Are the flowers gumpaste?

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Posted: 23 February 2009 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Julie - 22 February 2009 11:52 AM

Oooo, I forgot to ask, what are the flavors/components?

Chocolate and coconut cupcakes with “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread” Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting from (pg 198)

The chocolate cupcakes are Cook’s Illustrated german chocolate cake filled with a vanilla bean frosting.
The coconut cupcakes are a white cake mix using coconut milk instead of water and then filled with a wonderful coconut filling. (I’ve tried to break this group from cake mixes, but I can’t. This group loves cake mixes. grrrrr)

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Posted: 23 February 2009 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Patrincia - 23 February 2009 12:00 PM

Oh Tammy, the cupcakes are absolutely darling!  Did you make your own cupcake cozies?  Are the flowers gumpaste?

Thanks Patrincia!

I did make my own cupcake cozies…. out of doilies.  I just couldn’t see paying $1 each for the laser cut cupcake wrappers that are so popular right now. 
Yes, the flowers are gumpaste.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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hectorwong - 22 February 2009 06:10 PM

just coming out of my nap, to see that your cupcakes are GORGEOUS.  Love how you piped eggs, hungry baby birds, very innovative!

Thanks Hector.  My poor birds looked more like the Michelin man than birds. (a lot of fat rolls)  LOL

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Posted: 23 February 2009 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Tammy, love how you made the cozies out of doilies- thanks so much for the photo and tip!  I’m going to try my hand at that for the next birthday, or class cupcakes.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Julie - 23 February 2009 03:55 PM

Tammy, love how you made the cozies out of doilies- thanks so much for the photo and tip!  I’m going to try my hand at that for the next birthday, or class cupcakes.

You’re welcome.  It is my attempt to give back to Rose and all the wonderful members for all that they have taught me.  I will be forever grateful.
If you saw any of my baking 2 years ago, you would have had great pity for me.  red face  LOL

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Posted: 23 February 2009 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Oh, Tammy, we are birds of a feather… Before The Cake Bible, I hardly ever baked cakes, and when I did, well, they weren’t so nice.  One time I tried to make a strawberry cake by dumping pureed strawberries into a yellow cake recipe, and then I only had a spoon to beat with, no mixer.  Needless to say, it was a complete, fallen, flop!  It was my poor daughter’s birthday cake and she was very gracious about it.  I’m so grateful to Rose and all the members for everything I’ve learned, it’s been a very satisfying and happy process for me!

Looking at your cupcakes, it’s hard to believe your skills are only two years old!  You’re obviously a natural.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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The cupcake wrappers made out of doilies are genius!  I’ve been looking at them for a few months and having a real problem paying at least $1 per wrap plus shipping.  I’m definately going to borrow your idea for my sister’s baby shower.  Thanks!

PS—“The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread” has come to my attention quite a few times in the last couple of weeks.  Is it a book I should have for my cookbook library/collection?

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Posted: 23 February 2009 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I’m so glad to see you found the trick to make wrappers out of doilies.  I saw it a while back on another cake board, but haven’t tried them out myself - such a good idea.  What size did you use?  How many wrappers did you get out of each, 3?  Thanks for posting a picture… looks great!

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Posted: 23 February 2009 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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wannabe baker - 23 February 2009 09:57 PM

The cupcake wrappers made out of doilies are genius!  I’ve been looking at them for a few months and having a real problem paying at least $1 per wrap plus shipping.  I’m definately going to borrow your idea for my sister’s baby shower.  Thanks!

PS—“The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread” has come to my attention quite a few times in the last couple of weeks.  Is it a book I should have for my cookbook library/collection?

It was pure genius, wasn’t it?  I wish I could take the credit for it but I only found it and shared it. I’m not sure who the credit goes to… it was on several websites.  I keep hoping the price for the wrappers will drop.  They are VERY cute but $1 per wrapper is insane. (my opinion)

It’s still too soon for me to recommend “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread”.  I’ve only made the swiss meringue buttercream frosting out of it. (twice)
I get a lot of compliments on it and several people have asked me for the recipe.  Perhaps someone else on the site has tried other recipes in the book and can share their opinion with us.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 11:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Patrincia - 24 February 2009 01:51 AM

I’m so glad to see you found the trick to make wrappers out of doilies.  I saw it a while back on another cake board, but haven’t tried them out myself - such a good idea.  What size did you use?  How many wrappers did you get out of each, 3?  Thanks for posting a picture… looks great!

Not half as glad as I was to find it!  I just couldn’t pay $1 each for those darling cupcake wrappers.  Do you know who came up with this genius tip?  I saw several post on them.

I used 10” doilies and made 2 wrappers per doily.  I tried using an 8” doily but the angle wasn’t right… I’m going to use them on mini cupcakes.

Thanks for all your tips and advice.  I’ve read and re-read all of your post.  They are very helpful.  I’m also following you on your blog spot.  I can’t wait to learn more from you.  Your cakes are gorgeous!

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