We’re on a budget for awhile, which means no buying chocolate-covered ice cream! We didn’t mind, though, because we have leftover Easter candy. I melted it with coconut oil to make the perfect substitute. It hardens beautifully on the ice cream.
And there you go! It works best if you dip the ice cream in the chocolate.
I decided to have some fun with royal icing. The roses and hearts are all royal icing, stuck on crusted buttercream. I was afraid they’d melt, but they did fine, at least for one day. I hope to try a filigree box with some 0 tips sometime…next time I’m at the baking store, I’ll pick up some tiny tips.
This is cute, I think. (From this recipe.) I would have left the frosting off completely, ’cause it looks awesome this way…I filled it with a scrumptious whipped cream/cream cheese icing, and it would have looked great with a dollop on top! BUT I wanted to frost it with my favourite cream cheese icing, so I did. Here it is with just the filling:
And here it is decorated. I got the idea of putting a sun on it from somewhere on the wide world of internet, but I can’t find the link now. (It’s yellow-coloured white chocolate.) The white icing is supposed to be clouds…obviously I haven’t perfected clouds yet. But I still like how it turned out! It’s cute. And of course the inside is really fun to see.
I didn’t get in-progress pics for this, but it’s pretty basic — Russian tulip tips for the flowers and basket-weave for the cake. It had a delicious cream-cheese cherry filling, since I only had cherries at home. I still have some of the syrup left…hmm…
I didn’t get a picture of the whole cake for some reason! But here’s the top tier. I made the dragon and some roses from moulding chocolate (chocolate plus karo syrup). The guitar and music notes are from candy melts (I was in a rush).
Here’s a bit of step-by-step for the dragon
I tried two different ways of using way too much food colouring in cakes. This one is so much fun! I used the recipe from cutesweetthings, and it was SO yummy.
For a kids’ cake, I was a bit tired from all this baking, so I coloured the batter and poured it in a pan to get a marbled effect. I don’t think I took a picture of it, but it was very fun.