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How to Make Adorable Lamb Cakes

Lamb Cakes, Dr Oetker

Are these not the cutest darn little lambs you ever did see?  And yes, they are individual little cakes – sort of like cupcakes… with legs on them. And a head. And a tail.

How about adding these to your Easter table, or any spring celebration? They’d also be very appropriate for a baby shower, since lambs and babies seem to go together. Why stop there, these little guys are just too cute not to be out there – they’d, be great for a kids birthday too. Heck, I want them at my birthday (I have a thing for lambs and sheep… they are just sooooo utterly adorable).  This super creative recipe is courtesy of Dr Oetker – as a way to say “thanks” to Dr Oetker for creating this awesome little baking project for us all to enjoy, look for quality products from Dr. Oetker when shopping for your baking supplies.

How to Make Dr Oetker Lamb Cakes

Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Place 12-14 White Baking Cases in a bun tin.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and Natural Vanilla Extract, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour.

Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture in the baking cases and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

To decorate

Divide one pack of black Ready to Roll Coloured Icing in to 4. Take one of the four pieces and set the others aside. Use some of the icing to mould the lamb’s ‘head’, adding two small pieces of icing for ‘ears’ and push in Soft Silver Pearls for ‘eyes’. Using a small piece of icing, roll the lamb’s ‘tail’.

Roll the remainder of the icing into a roll of approx. 8cm long and cut in to 4 equal lengths to make the lamb’s ‘legs’. Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of Black Ready to Roll Colored Icing to make heads, legs and tails for three more lambs. Repeat with the other two packs of icing.

To make the butter cream, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar. Mix in the Natural Vanilla Extract and enough milk / water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.

Cover the base and sides of each cake with Butter Icing. Carefully push four ‘legs’ into the base of each cake and stand upright.

Use a small star nozzle to pipe rosettes of butter icing on the top of each cake and place a ‘head’ and ‘tail’ on each. Use Silver Balls for ‘eyes’.

Have fun!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Try serving this at your next party or celebration and watch how fast it disappears!  WARNING: Its addictive!  Just imagine… a dip that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough served with apple slices or graham crackers.  Kids and adults alike can’t get enough of this stuff. Actually, it kind of brings out the kid in all of us.

This is something really fun to serve at a baby shower or… Who am I kidding?  This is really fun to serve at any gathering. (But I am specifically thinking how well it would work at a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, or sweet sixteen party…).

As a variation, you can turn it into Chocolate Chip – Butterscotch cookie dough, simply by tossing in some butterscotch chips too. Yu-uuum! Served it with apple slices and graham crackers.

If you’re serving this with apple slices, soak them in ginger ale for about 10 minutes first – it’ll keep them from turning brown.

Here’s the Recipe:
(Adapted from Taste of Home)

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips (or you can go with 3 ounces of chocolate chips and 3 ounces of butterscotch chips)

Pink and Gold Cupcakes on a DIY Glittered Cake Stand

Pink and gold cupcakes with glitter

Pink and gold cupcakes

When the occasion calls for glitter, glitz and glam, take this idea and run with it.

Vanilla cupcakes topped with pretty pastel pink cream cheese frosting look spectacular in gold foil cupcake liners. Pink and gold just go so darn incredibly well together! Tiny flags covered in deep pink/ purple glitter are inserted into the cupcakes with toothpicks.

But what really makes this spectacular is the gold vintage-style cake stand that these little beauties are displayed upon. It’s a thrift store find that got an inexpensive do-over (cost under $5 in total!).

Make a Glittered Cake Stand

You can easily do this too.

Here’s How:

Just thoroughly spray a cake stand with spray adhesive (make sure the stand has been washed and thoroughly dried just beforehand.

Then immediately sprinkle generously with gold (or silver if you prefer) glitter, ensuring that every bit of the cake stand is completely covered with glitter.

You an also use craft glue instead of spray-adhesive, and apply it with an artists brush, again making sure to cover every bit of the surface of the cake stand.

Last step is to give the stand a bit of a protective covering so that you don’t have sparkles and glitter coming off all over the place. After you’ve applied the glitter, wait about 24 hours, then using an artist’s brush, cover with Modge Podge (available at craft stores) and allow to dry before putting that beautiful, glittering DIY cake stand into service.

This is a fab idea for New Years Eve, a special birthday, sweet sixteen, prom, a wedding, bridal shower, bridal luncheon, bachelorette party, Oscar Night party, or an anniversary. Why not add a little glam to a baby shower?

Or just whenever you want to inject a little glitz into your party or celebration 🙂

Baby Shower Cupcakes: Yummy Bundles of Joy!

Baby shower cupcakes - its a boy!

Baby shower cupcake ideas - Bundles of Joy

Yummy little bundles of joy! I came across some super-cute cupcake ideas for a baby shower.  Melt-my-heat adorable! But you’ve got to know how to work with fondant to make these. Or just take the pictures to a cake decorator and let her create these little masterpieces for your little celebration. 🙂

Adorable little babies are tucked in their beds, snug as little bugs under their blankies with only their sweet heads peeping out from under the covers. Sorry I can’t credit the designer or source, I found these in an image search and the link to the original site was no longer valid.

Baby shower cupcakes - its a boy!
How about these little peek-a-boo babies on top of yummy chocolate cupcakes? Perfect way to say “its a boy”!  But you could easily do the blankie and soother in pink for a baby girl, and it would be just as adorable.
[Photo Credit: CakesAndCupcakesMumbai]

 

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