Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Surprise Virtual Book Release Party for THE DECORATED COOKIE-Snowman Cake

Just in case you didn't know, Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie Blog has a new book out SUGARLICIOUS!  did you get your copy yet? it's a must have!
Today is the book's release day and Sue and I are hosting a Virtual Book Release Party, so come in and join us. You won't want to miss all the creative ideas that some awesome bloggers have put together inspired by The Decorated Cookie.
Meaghan is not only very talented taking sweet treats to another level but a true example that hard work pays off.
I am really gratefully for all the ideas and tutorials that she has posted on her blog.

So let's bring the sugar...
This is what I am bringing to the party, a Melting Snowman Cake with a Valentine twist inspired by  her melting snowman cookie,which is pretty much everywhere and she would be totally rich if she were getting any profit from it, am I right?

To make this little cake you will need:

.8 inch square cake
.white fondant ( I used Satin Ice)
.Orange fondant
.Red candy
.3' inch round cookie cutter
.black edible marker
.pink fondant heart
.2 pieces of pretzels
.small brush and water ( to attach nose, heart and snowman head's to the cake)
.rolling pin
.confectioners sugar

To make the cake:
-Using the round cutter cut two round layers of cake

-Fill the bottom layer of the cake with buttercream and place the next layer on top
-Then frost your cake with the remaining buttercream
-Put the cake in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour

-Knead your fondant with some shortening  until it has a workable consistency. 
-Dust your rolling mat with confectioners sugar to prevent sticking and roll out your fondant lifting it and moving it as you roll.
 -Cover your cake in fondant.( I actually covered the top of the cake with a second layer of fondant to give it more of a melting look)
- To make the head just make a small ball of fondant,draw eyes and mouth using the edible black pen.
-For the nose just make a thin oval shape
-Attach fondant heart,nose ,pretzels and head with a dab of water.

Congratulations to The Decorated Cookie, I am sure her book with be a success.

Meaghan,this cake's slice was for you, but since you weren't here 
I ate it for you!

Now it’s time for you to visit all of the other bloggers who are bringing some sweets to the party:

Kathia of Pink Little Cake



the decorated cookie said...

I can't stop crying!!!! First I went to vanilla bean, then katrina, now here and I can't stop crying!! You just have no idea. OK, my kid is getting up, I have to get her to school, I'm celebrating this in a huge way as soon as I get home. You gorgeous ladies just made my day so beautiful and wonderful, I really can't express my thank yous enough. Now make me stop crying!!! You'll hear more from me...

Unknown said...

I love the direction you went with this!

Anonymous said...

So adorable Kathia!!
Congratulations Meaghan!!!!

Unknown said...

OH MY HEAVENS - this cake could not be MORE PERFECT for Meaghan - I love the idea and the LOVE that went into thinking up this idea and the execution. Wow - what a great person you are and thanks for what you did for such a great gal!

Erin said...

What a cute cake! Love the idea of this virtual party! Definitely going to have to check out her book!

Anonymous said...

I have seen Meaghan's Melting Snowman cookie reproduced in cookie form all over the web. Just google it and the number of pages and photos that come up are huge! Never before have I seen it replicated in a cake form and today Kathia you have set the bar! What a perfect gift to bring to this party, it is awesome and adorable! Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of this wonderful recognition for Meaghan and Sugarlicious. Would not have missed it for the world.

Sue said...

Kathia, What a perfect tribute to Meaghan~her "signature" cookie in cake form! You're a genius! I just love it so much, and I see from her comment, that Meaghan does too:) Thanks for involving me in such a fabulous and fun party! <3

bridget {bake at 350} said...


It was just the cutest idea ever to throw this book party for Meaghan! I can't wait to get my hands on my copy this week!!!

You made the PERFECT treat! Mr. Melty as a cake!!! I love it!

IFeelCook said...

Such a lovely cake!! :) She has a great blog. I have her first book and it's super cute :D

Dreams of cakes said...

Such a cute small cake!!

SweetThingsTO said...

How cute! And so thoughtful to have the virtual party.

Canterbury Cakes said...

This is so cute. I am new to blogging, but I love how supportive everyone is in the blogosphere. What a fabulous idea to have a virtual party. The internet is such a wonderful invention to be able to bring people together regardless of geography!

Philly Art Girl said...

Omigosh, this is such a cute twist! Your pictures are gorgeous, too! Thanks for setting this all up, it was so fun!

Bobbie said...

What an awesome way to "re-purpose" this snowman idea! Great job, thanks for sharing!

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