Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cricut Cake Birthday Cupcakes

Hi!
     Our Youth Pastor Dan's Birthday was actually today, so I volunteered to make the "cake".  These are simple yellow cupcakes, from a box, and chocolate buttercream made from scratch.  I went with cupcakes so they'd be easy to serve and I used the Cricut Cake to cut the fondant.  I tinted the fondant orange to get close to the Giant's colors, I was happy the Giants don't have a fancy design included with their name.  The cupcake in "A's" color is for Gabe, another youth leader, who is a die hard A's fan, and well, we wouldn't want him to not be able to eat a cupcake.  I used cake coloring straight from the bottle to color in the stitches on the baseballs using a food safe paint brush.  One planning error was not making any orange buttercream or royal icing to stick the S & F together, I ended up using the orange in a tube frosting, not the best choice.  I'll plan better next time.  Cartridges used were:  Sports Mania for the base ball, San Seriff for the S & F and the A's, Mickey Font for everything else.  This Thursday the youth group is going to watch a Giant's game, that should be fun.

4 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful job - looks fantastic!

Jeannine said...

These came out really well. the letters are super clear and such a great idea for a birthday cake

Beth Norman said...

These are fabulous. Very talented.

goatesgirl said...

well being a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Giants fan myself i am so sure that these were a hit...love them...