Baking Nights – Rainbow Cupcakes, Angry Birds Cake and Rolled Fondant

Gone are the baking days. Now, it’s put the baby to sleep and enjoy late night baking. So, everyone’s asleep and I am baking away for Sanika’s birthday tomorrow – today, actually. It’s almost 1 a.m! She will turn 6 and is having an Angry Birds themed party.  I am baking the cakes and cupcakes tonight for their frosting dress-up tomorrow. I also need to make Angry birds and pigs using fondant tonight for cake toppers.

Preparing for the Angry Birds Playable Cake

A couple of cakes ready to be frosted tomorrow

This one is just out of the oven

The 3 cakes were used to create two layers of a very long Angry Birds Playable Cake.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes ready to go in the oven

Rainbow cupcakes are very easy to make. Separate your cake batter into different bowls and color them with a different color in each bowl. Now drop spoonfuls of each color one on top of the other without mixing. No need to spread the batter. Just drop a spoonful and the next spoonful will spread the previous one.

A special large rainbow cupcake going in for the Baker’s Midnight Snack!

Here’s my midnight treat right out of the oven!

Buttercream fondant waiting to be tinted and refrigerated for tomorrow. My candy thermometer is at my workshop/office hence the decision to make a ‘no cooking involved’ fondant.

Butter Cream Fondant Recipe

For those without Candy Thermometers or in need of a no fuss Fondant recipe, here’s my Butter Cream Fondant recipe:

1/4 cup light corn syrup (I used Karo)

1/4 cup shortening

1 pinch of salt

1/4 kg (250 gms, roughly 1/2 lbs) icing sugar

Knead everything together till pliable. Add more icing sugar if dough is sticky or too soft.

Double the recipe for more fondant to cover cakes. I am only using this to make the angry bird creatures. My frosting will be cream. Happy Baking!