So many Steveheads, so little time.

Ok, so as long as there are late nights, early mornings and lunch breaks…there is plenty of time. As long as you have plenty of caffeine.

I’d never heard of “Steve head” …and I still don’t even know if it’s one word or two…before a couple of weeks ago when a friend requested some Stevehead cupcakes for her son’s birthday.

Stevehead is from the game Minecraft. I also don’t know what that is. I Googled it. Is that what the kids are playing these days? Does that make me old?

Anyway, I present to you, the pre-Stevehead, pre-frosting cupcakes, chocolate and vanilla:

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I jazzed these cupcakes up with a little homemade buttercream icing:

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And then it was time for all of my hard work to come together…I hand cut and hand placed about a million (I lost count after 78) little squares to make a bunch of Steveheads.

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And here’s the finished product:

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I have pretty much had enough of this Stevehead fellow for awhile.

I hope these make for a very happy birthday to the birthday boy!!



U R A 10

…and so many other cutesy Valentine sayings.

Sweethearts are awesome. I remember getting those conversation candies every year on Valentine’s Day. Seeing the way they have changed is funny…they used to say, “Kiss Me” and “Love.” Now you can add, “Text Me” and “LOL” to the mix.

So… what could be better than conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate-Covered Oreo Conversation Hearts on Valentine’s Day. Or CCOCH…as the cool kids would say. LOL.

These are so cute and so fun to make. I was Crazy 4 Them! If only they were All Mine… Okay, I’ll stop.

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Modeling Chocolate Roses …and Charity!

My latest cake has been the most fun project I’ve had…the problem is that I can’t share the whole thing with you yet. BUT…I can show you the roses I made out of modeling chocolate.

In the past I’ve used fondant and gumpaste to make flowers, but I’ve been wanting to try something new.

Modeling chocolate tastes better (I mean, you can’t go wrong with chocolate) and it’s very forgiving…that’s good and bad. I had to assemble the finishing touches of my cake in the freezing cold garage to keep the flowers well defined.

I love the look of them and can’t wait to make some more cakes using this technique.

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I also got to donate this finished cake to the Ronald McDonald house and bring some sugar and smiles to families and children healing together.