A Buttercream Flower Birthday Cake

While I was living in Austin, I made this flower cake for a friend’s birthday. She reminds me of a girly girl, so I wanted to make her an elegant cake, with flowers and pearls.

The cake was frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated with purple and white buttercream flowers.


Buttercream Flower Birthday Cake - Balancing Bites


I textured the side of the cake in a wide ridge design using a small slanted spatula similar to this chocolate cake. I made the pearl border using a Wilton tip 3.


Buttercream Flower Birthday Cake - Balancing Bites


Buttercream Flower Birthday Cake - Balancing Bites


This was a simple and fast cake to make. One thing to keep in mind if you make buttercream flowers is that they need at least 24-48 hours to set and harden. Buttercream takes longer to harden than fondant, gum paste and royal icing, but in my opinion buttercream taste better.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
 

Candy Covered Heart Cake

My kids love candy, and they especially love cakes covered with candy. Fortunately, I had extra batter and frosting from the Valentine’s Day Heart Cake to decorate a small 6 inch heart shape cake.

I applied a thin layer of peanut butter frosting on top of the heart cake then frosted the entire cake with the vanilla buttercream. I added Hershey’s chocolate candies on top and lined the side with candy corn.


Candy Covered Heart Cake - Balancing Bites


Candy Covered Heart Cake - Balancing Bites


This cake was the perfect size for the four of us to enjoy after dinner. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Semi-Homemade Cookies

Tomorrow my kids are celebrating Valentine’s Day at school, and I signed up to bring snacks for my son’s class. Normally I send string cheese, bananas, and water to class with him, but since it is a Valentine’s party I thought cookies were in order, well cookies and cheese. I have to attempt to balance the sugar with protein and fat in hope that the kids won’t have a sugar crash.

In keeping with my norm of quick and easy decorating, I decided to make semi-homemade Valentine cookies.


Valentine Semi-Homemade Cookies - Balancing Bites


I used Golden Oreo cookies, white chocolate chips, large conversation hearts, and rainbow sprinkles.


Valentine Semi-Homemade Cookies - Balancing Bites


I melted 3/4 of a bag of white chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 minute then stirred until the chips had melted. Next, I dipped one side of the cookies in the melted chocolate then set them on top of parchment paper. I dipped 6 cookies at a time before topping each one with a conversation heart and adding sprinkles.


Valentine Semi-Homemade Cookies - Balancing Bites


The cookies took about 10 minutes to decorate. It’s that quick and easy.


Valentine Semi-Homemade Cookies - Balancing Bites


They turned out great, and my son is excited to share them with his friends tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

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