Thursday, June 30, 2011

Head and shoulders above the rest

My youngest little sister just LOVES giraffes so I wasn't surprised when I got a request for her birthday cake of a giraffe. Here is just a few photos of how it looks so far - still have to transport it and finish icing the neck and head.
The body is chocolate cake with rice crispy treats to cover the legs and neck. Head will be vanilla cake. Fondant accents for spots and tail.

Update: somehow no pictures were ever taken while the giraffee had a head - go figure lol.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Puppy love

I had so much fun putting this one together - I think it turned as one of those "so ugly it is cute" animals.
Puppy cake - vanilla with butter cream frosting and fondant accents.
Here is the chocolate puppy cake that is also for the same party - not as fancy but still cute in my opinion.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fit for a princess

What do a tiara, polka dots, and cake have in common - if you walk into my house you will see them all! I love projects like this one and had a lot of fun making it all.
Here is the cake on the stand - pre polka dots. This is the first time I've ever rimmed my cake board with ribbon but I think it gives it a nice finished look.
In the wine fridge chilling with it's new colorful adornments.
And the tiara topped with non-edible jewel adornments.

Can't wait to see it all put together!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chew, chew....

Trains go through my town almost every hour so it was fun to be able to make one from cake.
Train engine- dark chocolate fudge cake with vanilla butter cream.

Has anyone heard if Crisco has changed their recipe lately? For some reason - maybe it was the cake form the back of this cake didn't want to take the icing (as in the icing keeps sliding off). Going to do a few touch ups before delivery today in hopes to make everything look right.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Preparing for my first ever wedding cake order

I don't think I have experienced anxiety this bad in years - my first wedding cake order! Might I add that my own wedding will be the week before this order and I'm not nervous about it but I'm scared half to death about this order. I've had dreams that I drop the cake, screw up the icing flowers, etc. EEEEK!
So I did what I do best - research and try to learn how to make the roses that are supposed to adorn the cake and in my search I found feathered roses. Here is my first attempt at them and let me add, I LOVE IT!!!

Here are a couple of different views and while I was at it I played with a few more flowers.
Ribbon rose bud.
From the left pansy, feathered rose, not sure what this flowers name is, and ribbon rose bud.
I really wish my camera took better pictures - I had so much fun doing these and hope to get more chances to make them soon. Well after my wedding and this wedding cake are done!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stud Muffin

I like to keep things new and different so I was excited to get an order for a diaper big wheel. The only specifications were that it was for a boy and the mom didn't want animals. I tried for vehicles or cars and came up with a bottle and a receiving blanket that have different types of vehicles on them. I had to add polka dots on the tire treads because I simply love them.

Rear view - used a onesie on this on for the back side instead of a bib but loved the cookie and muffin theme.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

One day to spare....

With one day to spare I finished my cake orders for this week- phew. (Too bad that day will be spent preparing for a birthday party at my own house!) So without too many words - here is what I've been up to this week.
Chicken little edible image cake- double layer french vanilla cake with chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla butter cream and pink edible glitter.

Wicked Witch of the East cupcakes- chocolate cupcakes topped with butter cream and completed with fondant legs and ruby red slippers.

Graduation cake - not quite finished but here is a cake to go with all those cupcakes I made earlier this week. Chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream and gold glitter with fondant diploma and soon to come fondant flowers.
Multi layered flowers that go on top of the graduation cake.

Final update to follow.