Welcome to Ice Cream Before Dinner! I started baking during my 1st year of college to send care packages to my high school sweet heart (they always say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!). Well, I guess my treats worked because 8 years later, we're now married. :) But I am still addicted to baking! This site is my way of keeping track of all the goodies I make in the kitchen.
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Lately, there has been a lot of Cupcaking going on around here. Just last weekend was my nephew's First Birthday Party! For the celebration we made the little man a Cupcake Tower to match the theme for his party ("Lil Rebel"). The colors were Gray, White, and Blue. I was so excited to get to use our Cupcake Tower again! For more info on the cupcake tower, visit my store here: www.TheSmartBaker.com
This is what we came up with!
We made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, both with buttercream frosting - but to make the vanilla look a little more fun, we turned it into Confetti cupcakes by mixing a small spoonful of blue sprinkles into the batter just before going in the oven. It added a nice little touch! The top tier is a 6 inch round cake decorated in fondant.
I can't wait to keep using my Cricut Cake and my Cupcake Tower! We took off the bottom tier of the Five Tier Round Cupcake Tower, and put on the optional fourth tier bases - and it became the perfect size for this party! I must say, I am quite proud of our work on this one.
I wanted to share photos of my wedding "cake" with you all! If you are reading this blog, you're likely as obsessed with desserts as I am, so I know you'll appreciate these. :) And no, I did not wind up making my own cupcakes - as many people warned me not too! I think it was a very wise decision. The cupcake tower structure that the cupcakes are sitting on are our latest product on www.TheSmartBaker.com. It worked wonderfully at the wedding! We used it in our candy buffet, too for our hand-dipped chocolate covered items. Yum! Take a peek!!
My cake topper! Yep, thats my pup on it, too :)
Here is the tower for the candy buffet. We had around 40 pounds of other candy, too - like sour watermelons, chocolate covered pretzels, yogurt pretzels, chocolate covered gummy bears, neon sour worms, mini gummy bears, jelly rings, sour belts, and peachy penguins. Guests got to take home a box full of candy! We got all of our candy from www.AJsCandyCastle.com
This weekend it began to feel like Fall in Florida. Up until now, it was still a consistent high 80's - 90's. But Friday morning started off chilly and it has been long-sleeves weather ever since. It is definitely a nice change! And what better way to make it feel extra Fall-ish than to make a Pumpkin Pie.