Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What to do with Left over Pineapple

As floridians we love to eat our pineapple fresh.  Jenn had this left over pineapple hanging out in her fridge, after a week she decided it was time to give it a spin...

Back-to-School Cookies

Back-to-School Cookies

Hey Spin-Sters!!

It is that time of year again where the kiddies go back to school.  Some parents are rejoicing, while others (Jenn) are not so thrilled of another year of homework…

In any case we decided to bring you some cookie ideas to make the Back-to-School season fun. Enjoy.

Decorate a Cake Series Summer 2013 Tulip

Decorate a Cake Series Summer 2013 Tulip
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Here it is, our final cake decorating video for the summer.  This is a tulip tutorial we found on Pinterest that was only pictures.  

Obessed with Chai

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Today is all about our obsession with Chai.  Our drink of the day is Vanilla Chai tea, and we are spinning Chocolate Chai Spice Cupcakes. We have been following The Cupcake Project for a while now and have fallen in love with the cupcakes she made on her first post, Chocolate Chai Spice cupcakes.  We put our on spin on it, as we do here at Cake Spinners, and added an Amaretto Chai Marshmallow icing to give it a little more Oomph, and used a darker chocolate.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Crafting For The Fair, pt 2

Peanut Blossoms
Hi Spin-Sters!
As stated in the Pumpkin Spice Meringue post, Jenn also made Peanut Blossom cookies for the craft fair that just passed, and they sold out the first day.  She made 3 trays that contained 35 cookies on each. This recipe has been in Jenn's family tradition for more than 30 years. It also is a tradition for other families too, as the recipe comes from the back of the Hershey kisses bag.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crafting For The Fair

Pumpkin Spiced Meringues
Hi Spin-Sters!
Today is all about preparing sweets to sell at a craft fair that benefits the Morocco Shriners this weekend. Since it is fall season, and so close to Thanksgiving, Jenn has decided to make Pumpkin Spiced Meringues and Peanut Blossoms, which will be in the next post. These little puffs of air and sweetness have that flavor that you would associate with the flavors of Thanksgiving. She used her favorite swiss meringue recipe and to give them some flavor, she let 3 whole cloves and 1 stick of cinnamon steep in the egg whites and sugar mixture while it came up to 145* F.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Road Trip with Melanie!!!

A Gem in Orlando

    In Jacksonville, there are no stores dedicated to cake decorating. There was once a cake supply store but that closed down a couple of years ago. Sure, you have the typical crafts stores, like Michaels and Jo-Anns even stores like Walmart or Target, that sell a limited supply of cake decorating items. You also have online stores that are amazing in providing decorators with a superb amount of tools, resources and mediums for the art of cake. I love to look online for the items when I can't find them in my usual local crafting stores. But my true nature wants to see the items in person before I purchase.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Drowning in Red Velvet

Written By Jenn
I don’t know if it is just living in the south or what but, by golly there is a lot of Red Velvet lovers out there.  My son has become victim of thee Red Velvet frenzy, and has adopted the flavor as his favorite.  Today we celebrate his birthday by having a few of his friends over to paar tay.  So I have been busy whipping up my most requested cake of course the Red Velvet.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cupcake Cheater

 Written By Jenn
Well, It is inevitable for most chefs and creators of perfect baked goods… There is a time when we have to step out of ourselves, and use other sources.  Yes I am guilty as charged.  I am a big fat cupcake cheater… Today is my youngest birthday, I usually make cupcakes for his class, but today is different.  As we like to say here at Cake Spinners life happened…  I was swamped with homework this week and yesterday between class, and everything else the cupcakes fell through the cracks…  When hubby tucked in the little guy he said, “ I hope mommy can still make the cupcakes…” Guilt… Guilt… Guilt…