Monday, March 22, 2010
I made this cake for a friend at my husband's work. It is french vanilla with chocolate buttercream. All the decorations (including the camoflage) is done with fondant. I pieced the fondant together piece by piece and then rolled over it - it worked fairly well. I then layed it over the carved peace sign cake. If I were to do this again I would probably make the "holes" in the peace sign in a solid color maybe black so you can tell better that it is a peace symbol. Now the pink wording is all my husband. He would have had alot more pink on the cake if I let him but I reigned him in enough that only the lettering and the peace symbols were pink.
This was a last minute cake for a 70's theme birthday party. There are quite a few things I would probably do differently if I did it again, but for last minute it wasn't to bad. The disco ball is made from pound cake and covered in fondant. The top layer was white covered in fondant and the bottom layer was chocolate covered in fondant and sprayed with edible coloring.
This is a 6 inch triple layer red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and frosting. I had some issues with the frosting ... it was delicious but it didn't want to thicken up to stay on the cake so I had to put it in the fridge. I added a bunch of fondant roses to the top to make it pretty.
I made these cupcakes for my daughters preschool... they are white cupcakes dyed green with a swirl of green frosting and shamrocks made from fondant. Two of them I added Shamrock cupcake collars to as there are 2 kids that have allergies in her preschool class and I wanted their cupcakes to be special also.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I made this cake for my daughter's 4th birthday party. She had picked out which cake she liked and since I had two cakes to make for the same day I went with the easier design that included ready made towers but I think next time I will make my own they were hard to use and didnt want to stick into the cake. The cake is a triple layered chocolate on the bottom and the top portion is a double layer chocolate. It is covered in butter cream but the trees, flowers and lettering are all made from fondant. It turned out really cute and everybody liked it.
I made these cakes for my son's 11th birthday ... originally it was suppose to be the entire gaming system (controller and the box) but I tried a new recipe for chocolate fondant and it wasnt very easy to work with and I ended up ruining the box part of the cake. You can see see in the picture of the controller cake how the fondant was cracking and yucky ... it tasted good just wasnt very smooth. So in the morning I made another cake and just kept it simple... it is a yellow cake with chocolate pudding inside. I did a fondant controller on top. My son was very happy with it.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I made these cupcakes for my daughter to take to preschool for her birthday. They are chocolate and yellow cake with butter cream swirled on the top. They have flowers and leaves made from home made marshmallow fondant. The kids ate the flowers and the leaves off the top of them and licked the frosting off lol.
This cake is 3 - 8 in square cakes each one a different flavor (chocolate, yellow and french vanilla) all are covered in handmade marshmallow fondant and decorated to look like presents. I then made a bear shaped cake and decorated it to look like a ballerina ... the bear was made from a mix of pound cake and yellow cake and covered in chocolate butter cream and butter cream. It was then all stacked together. It was for a baby shower and everybody loved it.