21 November 2009

Cheerleading - 7th Birthday

Pompoms!! The embellishments are all fondant/gumpaste. The "Happy Birthday" I painted on there with a mixture consisting of edible glitter/sparkles and extract. This cake is covered in a burgundy buttercream frosting. I used a 10" square pan and a 6" round pan.

These letters, a challenge! As you can tell by my funny "D". Made of fondant.

My wonderful, creative husband gets the credit for the flowers coming out of the bullhorn! Which is by far, my favorite part of the cake!

This was my very first human! And I promise, it's way harder then it looks! I learned a lot from this little girl, the next one will be better (and smaller, she's huge)!

Rainbow cake - white cake with added color. Very easy to do, just time consuming and requires lots of dishes! Works better on round cakes, the colors come out equal in size. Alternate order of colors with each layer of cake.

Garden for Destiny WOC

Everything besides the wire holding the stars up is editable! This was a black and white cake, two tiers, two layers per tier. I didn't have the time I needed to finish this cake. There was suppose to be a bee in the sky and a moon. And I made the mistake of not making my sun big enough, at all. I also intended for more stars. This is covered in my Marshmallow Fondant, the embellishments are made using white fondant, and the filling, and grass, is buttercream frosting.

09 September 2009

Flip Flops in the Sand

September 8, 2009
I made this cake for my Mother on her birthday. This is my favorite cake I've done so far. It was also the easiest and most enjoyable! The flip flop strap is laffy taffy, but can also be made with Gum Paste. This is a lemon cake with a sweetened cream cheese frosting. Those are two fresh flowers. The sand is made out of crushed gram crackers. Yes, my mistake was making two right feet!

Bicycle Cake

August 28, 2009

I am unhappy with this cake. It wasn't difficult, it was time consuming. Time I didn't have, it was a rushed job. The tires were suppose to be white (on top), obvious when looking at a bicycle. I used thick buttercream frosting, making each individual star using a tip and pastry bag.

Bridal Shower

August 22, 2009
This cake was a challenge for me. This was my first experience with this type of fondant. I made home made Marshmallow Fondant. This is tricky, but absolutely delicious. Underneath the fondant is a layer of buttercream frosting. The Marshmallow Fondant is 'moist' unlike traditional fondant. However, it is not a pure white like traditional. It is sweet and well textured. Topped with fresh flowers. Each cake layer is separated with buttercream frosting.

Camping Theme

August 12, 2009
This was my first experience using Gum Paste. I over worked the paste when adding coloring, as a result, it over hardened. I now know how to fix this!

Emberllisments using buttercream frosting.