Cupcake Envy: Irresistible Cakelets - Little Cakes that are Fun and Easy

Cupcake Envy: Irresistible Cakelets - Little Cakes that are Fun and Easy

Amy Eilert

Language: English

Pages: 120

ISBN: 0804843686

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Break out of the traditional cupcake mold and make incredibly fun and creative mini cakes with Cupcake Envy!

These clever single-serving cakelets assume beloved forms that will appeal to all the special people in your life. Bake exquisite treats that resemble a stylish party dress, a desktop humidor, a cheery coffee cup, an adorable baby bottle, a wicked voodoo doll, a stylish purse—and more than two dozen other amazing likenesses that will be the talk of the town! It's easy to prepare the cakes just by using common pans that are already in your kitchen.

Author Amy Eilert is a self-taught cake designer whose love of baking and working with her hands found a perfect outlet in cake making. She founded Cupcake Envy in Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2006. Her cakes have made a big splash both locally and nationally with appearances on DailyCandy.com and the Ugly Betty show.

Eilert's instructions are easy to follow, and you can really apply your own creativity to each of the designs. If you don't like flowers, make polka-dots instead. Do you prefer purple instead of red? Go for it! You're in control. Even if you don't have an aptitude for baking, you will enjoy decorating these mini cakes. Every cake can be made with a simple box of cake mix and store-bought toppings, giving you more time to devote to the fun and creative parts of the process—shaping and decorating the cakes.

For anyone looking for ways to make special occasions even more memorable, Cupcake Envy is the delicious and crafty cookbook for you!

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get together with friends over coffee, right? You can follow these instructions to make a sweet and girly cup, or customize it to suit the taste of your particular friend. Tools 2 Dust a clean, dry work surface with cornstarch. Roll the fondant out into a log 4 in (10 cm) long and ¼ in (6 mm) thick. Use the handle template as a guide to shape the log into a handle. 6-cavity Wilton king-size muffin pan The Necessities (pages 11–12) Medium daisy flower cutter 4-in (10-cm) circle cutter Coffee

you from dislodging too many crumbs. 4 Pour the white sprinkles or nonpareils in a shallow bowl or plate. Roll three of the cakelets in the sprinkles. Assemble 1 Dust a clean, dry surface with cornstarch. Roll out 3 oz (85 g) of green fondant into a strip ⅛ in (3 mm) thick, 2 in (5 cm) wide and 10 in (25.5 cm) long. 2 Wrap the fondant strip around the cakelet that’s not coated in sprinkles. Sprinkle a generous layer of orange nonpareils on top. 3 Place the fondant whitefish, shrimp, and egg on

box cake mix (any flavor) prepared, or batter for one 9-in (23-cm) cake 1 recipe Vanilla Frosting (page 17) or 1 container store-bought frosting 1 lb (455 g) white fondant (see Resources, page 114) Orange and blue gel food colorings Bake the cake 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare the cake batter. Spray the cake pan with non-stick spray. 2 Pour the batter into the pan, filling it three-quarters full. Smooth the top and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly pressed

cakelet in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. 1 Dust a clean, dry work surface with cornstarch. Roll out 8 oz (225 g) of chocolate or brown fondant into a circle ¼ in (6 mm) thick. Finishing touches 2 Press the wood-grain texture sheet into it to emboss it with a wood-grain effect. 1 Dust a clean, dry work surface with cornstarch. Roll out 4 oz (115 g) of chocolate or brown fondant into a sheet ⅛ in (3 mm) thick. 3 Use the circle cutter to cut out two circles to use for each end of

not the top or bottom) with the Vanilla Frosting. Use enough frosting so that the spatula doesn’t come into Cover the cakelet 1 Tint ¾ lb (340 g) of the fondant with the blue gel food color. Dust a clean, dry work surface with cornstarch. Roll out the fondant into a sheet ¼ in (6 mm) thick and about 10 in (25.5 cm) long and 5 in (12.5 cm) wide. 2 Set the iced cake onto the fondant, allowing for an extra fondant lip at the top. (You 22 Cupcake Envy Cupcake Envy layout js edit part B (pages

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