Not a cake...but a yummy treat for sure! These are mini caramel apples. I got the idea from Family Fun Magazine and the instructions are listed on eHow, although I chose to melt caramel rather than the candy melts. I think I'll go with candy melts next time. The juicy apples and caramel didn't mix very well. The longer they sat the more gooey they got and the caramel just fell off the apple bites. Maybe I'll use the chocolate candy melts to seal in the moisture, then dip in caramel! Oh, the possibilities!! I'll be using a lot of the halloween ideas from FamilyFun.com this year. They all look so fun!
My neighbor asked me to help her decorate a cake for her work party. The theme is "Olympics" and this is the design we came up with. She's also going to make a torch to put on the top, and we made some stars on wire to go around the sides. I'll try to get a picture of the finished cake once she's done with the "finishing touches". I really enjoyed making this cake. It was even better because I didn't have to make the cakes or the frosting! I just helped assemble it and we decorated it together.
I love it when I can get multiple uses out of the same item. Take this Dancing Daisy cake pan from Wilton for example. I've made manycakes in it, and today I decided to use my favorite bread recipe and turn the flower into a large sandwich. You could also use your cake pans for molded jello, or ice cream, anything you can think of!
These cakes were for my friend's little boy. He turned 1 year old. The helmet is for everyone to share and the "Y" cake was just for him. Both cakes are chocolate cake with chocolate icing covered in white chocolate fondant.