Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mint Motif and Baking with Impressabilities, again

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Once again, my cake inspired my card! I thought I would try another baking idea with Spellbinders™ Impressabilities™.

Happy Birthday Cupcake CU Cake

I stamped the middle layer and the top layer from Cake Shoppe onto a piece of cardstock. I then letter pressed the whole piece of cardstock. The excess was trimmed away. I stamped and colored three candles and adhered them to the back of the cake. (I colored the open bottom of the candle long and left it long when I cut it out. That way I had a piece to put adhesive upon and to adhere to the cake.)

Happy Birthday Cupcake CU Cupcake

Here is a look at the final cupcake. Isn’t that cute? :)

Happy Birthday Cutting Fondant

After the cupcakes were cooled, I rolled out a thin piece of fondant and used a circle cookie cutter that perfectly fit the top of the cupcakes.

Happy Birthday Fondant on top

A thin layer of buttercream frosting was spread on the top of the cupcake and then the fondant was laid over the top. I used my hand to help smooth and level the fondant.

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Place a piece of waxed paper on your counter. Using a food spray, spray the surface of an Impressabilities (a brand new, unused one) until you can see the color standing on it. Carefully lift it up and move it to a clean sheet. In the photo here, I didn’t move and the excess color spray came right through and ruined the first go round.

Happy Birthday Final Fondant

Gently, but firmly push the cupcake into the Impressabilities. And here is the results. We found that if you rubbed a little water on the fondant first, it didn’t spread the color out as much. The image was much sharper.

Have fun stamping and baking! and thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies: Stamps-Mint Motif (Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe, Too), Patterned paper-SEI, Ink-Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk Sour Apple), Palette (Noir), Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black), Spellbinders-Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Classic Ovals Small, Label Trio, Flower Silhouette Impressabilities

Baking Supplies: ColorMate Color Spray-Green, Fondant-Wilton White, Circle Cookie Cutters-Wilton

15 comments:

Bev J. said...

Beautiful design-tfs.

Anonymous said...

wow very nice. I Love this set. I just had a birthday and my girls backed a red velvet cake for me. It was delicious.

imastampin said...

You are so clever Kimberly. I love it.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Oh sister you are CLEVER!!
Awesome :)

Rox-Ann said...

Super cute what a creative idea for the frosting using the Impressionablities you are so creative. Can't wait to get my sets in the mail and play!Congrats!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Totally beautiful Kim, love everything! You rock!

craftymom205 said...

Love your card and the cupcake. Great idea. Favorite cake-strawberry shortcake.

i {heart} papers said...

OMG. I hate you. Not really. I love you but I hate you for thinking of using your Impressabilities on cupcakes. The card is adorable too.

Steph said...

I adore your card and the cupcake idea is amazing!

Valerie said...

Love your idea for using the impressabilities!

Christine from FL said...

Too cute, never thought to use impressabilities for cupcakes!

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

As always beautiful work! You give me such good ideas I just LOVE checking your Blog.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the great idea. My grandkids LOVE cupcakes and a great way to add some color!!
Your card is adorable.

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Latisha said...

love this!!!