Marzipan Snowman Tutorial

By on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

“May Bakes Cakes” of Corby, England has a Facebook page and she labels herself as “Artist.”  It’s the right label.  With creations like these snowmen, santa, and penguin, it’s the title I would confer upon her, too.

Novel in her approach using FB, May’s Facebook page also has a “snowman tutorial” with step-by-step instructions for snowmen that would be perfect cupcake toppers.

May is also so kind as to provide a separate Facebook page with a “penguin tutorial,” as well.

As far as I can tell, there is only one flaw:  who could ever eat such sweet treats?







May Bakes Cakes snowman tutorial



All About Almond!

By on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Having recently feasted on a Cumbs Bake Shop “Almond Bliss” cupcake (pictured), I thought to gather some almond cupcake recipes for you.

How about a Vegan Chocolate Cupcake with Almond Buttercream and Raspberry Glaze?    The “Oh She Glows” blog site has both the recipe and fantastic photographs for step-by-step instructions, including a video to guide you through piping.

Or, how about Honey, Lavender, and Almond Cupcakes, complete with the directions for making your own lavender milk for the frosting?  The recipe from Lily Vanilli in England is in metrics, but worth the math exercise to get you there!

Finally, from the Love & Olive Oil site, let’s go for the Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting.  This yummy recipe includes almond extract, vanilla bean seeds, and coconut milk.