Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I've been neglecting my caking duties! Life has been very busy for us the last couple of months so 'playing with sugar' hasn't been at the top of my priority list...but I miss it!!

halloween cupcakes

The kids asked if we could bake some Halloween cupcakes so of course I said yes :)
We baked chocolate cupcakes and iced them with buttercream. To keep with the Halloween theme we made them look like candy corn! We looked for candy corn candies to top the cupcakes with but this was all kind of last minute and we couldn't find any. The kids ended up decorating theirs with yellow and orange the time I charged the battery for the camera they had eaten theirs LOL!!

I also did a chocolate buttercream topped with a caramilk and shaved chocolate! Yummy!

halloween cupcakes

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Princess Cake

This cake was made for a friends daughter's 5th birthday. Like most little girls she loves princess' so what better way then to celebrate with a cake fit for a princess!

The cake is a 6" vanilla and an 8" vanilla cake and filled with vanilla pudding mouse.

This was my first time making a tiara out of gumpaste and I have to say it's so much easier than royal icing...and it looks much better!! The tiara and the 'A' were painted with tinted luster dust.The roses are hand rolled fondant in various shades of pink.


I think this is my favorite cake to date. I love how everything came together and how it flows together. The only part of the cake I wasn't too happy with was the fondant swags, it was my first time doing those as well.
The very best part was seeing the birthday girls face when she saw the cake...PRICELESS!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Baptism Cake

This 6" vanilla cake was made for a friends son's baptism. She wanted something very simple.

Baptism Cake

The cake is covered in blue buttercream, has a diamond pattern and has edible pearls where the diamonds meet.

Baptism Cake

The bottom boarder and the circle on top are made from white fondant and dusted with pearl dust. The letters on the top of the fondant circle are the baby's intials.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

19th Birthday Martini Cake

This cake was made for my cousin's 19th birthday.

All she asked for for theme was martini glass and pink. So this is what I did.

19th Birthdat Martini Cake

The cake is an 8" chocolate cake filled with cookies and cream buttercream. All the accents are fondant. I think my favorite part is the curls on top!!

19th Birthdat Martini Cake

Happy 19th Birthday Melissa!!

Skull Cake

So one of my very best friends asked me to make a skull cake for her husband's birthday. She sent me a picture of one she found and asked me to make 'something along those lines'

Skull Cake

I was going for the human skull look but the cake turned out to be more of a neanderthal look lol. The jaw juts out too far and the shape of the head is kind of off.

From the start I wasn't sure how I was going to accomplish this cake, I've made a few carved cakes but nothing like this. The cake I used was a really fluffy chocolate first mistake...I should have used a denser cake which would help hold the shape. Second mistake, which I have done before and will hopefully remember for next time, is to make all features more pronounced as once the fondant goes on the details get hidden. I should have made the eye sockets, epecially the bottoms, thicker.

Skull Cake

For my first attempt it's not too bad, I'm happy with it. The teeth were a nightmare to do...but again a first. The cake is 2 6" square chocolate cakes and one 6" round chocolate cake...I probably carved away 1/2 of the cake. It is filled with cookies and cream buttercream.

Hope you like it Matty, alot of swearing went into this cake!
Happy Birthday LOL!!!!!!!!

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