Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brittany and Parker's Wedding Cake


I am behind on my blogging. I recently got a new job, so cakes have been pushed aside a little bit. I made this cake in August. It was a rush job (I only had 5 days notice) but it turned out really well! It was a plain vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream. I've never used the cake plates and pillars before, but I think it turned out really well. It gave the cake a really classic look. I look forward to future opportunities to make wedding cakes.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Topsy Turvy Un-Birthday Cake

This is the craziest and the largest cake I have done so far. It was for a families big  un-birthday party. I think that having an un-birthday party for the entire extended family is such a fun idea and a cake for an un-birthday party has endless possibilities. When the cake was ordered they said they wanted a Mad Hatter birthday cake, so as a nod to the un-birthday scene in Alice in wonderland I made a tea party scene with fondant cutouts. This cake was an absolute blast to make, and I bet it tasted pretty good too because they had all different flavors. The bottom was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, the second was strawberry and vanilla checkerboard cake with strawberry filling, the third was chocolate and vanilla checkerboard with raspberry filling, and the top was vanilla with lemon icing.Yum. 

This last one shows how tipsy it really was!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bridal Shower Corset Cake

When the order for this cake came in they already had a picture of what they wanted done. I chuckled a little bit when I saw that they wanted a pink corset cake, but it actually ended up being fun to do. Creating a female figure out of cake is not easy, and I didn't want it to look too cheesy or vulgar, so this is what I came up with! Thanks for the opportunity to make this cake Alena!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Basket Weave Cake

This was my final cake for the Wilton level 2 class. Our last day of class we learned how to do a basket weave,  so I decided to do something new and do a cake with a basket weave. I think it turned out pretty well and the yellow icing roses didn't hurt!

Nicci's Elephant Carrot Cake

I made this cake very quickly for my mother in law's birthday. It is nothing fancy, but it was a very yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and fondant elephants that I cut out the night before and then draped over the side of a drinking glass over night to dry. The cake was a hit at our family party, and at only 6 inches the cake was the perfect size!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Krystal's Birthday Cake

Krystal didn't order this cake, but I wanted an excuse to try out some new equipment that I got, so I made her this very girly, pink and paisley birthday cake. To make it even more girly I put pink food coloring in the cake batter to make the cake match, inside and out. Krystal, thank you  for accepting my birthday offering.

Blue Baby Shower Cake

I was able to make this cake for the baby shower of a good friend. I have seen a few cakes in magazines and Wilton idea books using circle cutters and decided to give it a shot. It was fairly simple to make make the fondant cut outs with my circle cutters and they attached to the cake flawlessly using just a tiny bit of royal icing. I will definitely use the circle cutters again because they made the cake turn out really cute.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pirate Island Birthday Cake

Today my little brother turned 17. For his birthday he requested a pirate island cake. This is what I came up with. I was given the suggestion of using large pretzel rods for the base of the palm trees by my Wilton instructor. The pretzel rods look great, but what I learned the hard way is that the pretzel rods soak up moisture from the cake over time and turn to mush. I ended up losing a palm tree because of that and had to replace the pretzel rod on another. The lesson to be taken away from this? Make sure that you put your pretzel palm trees into the cake very last thing instead of very first!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clara's Ballerina Bear!

I am in love with this cake. It was really fun to make, but all of my cakes are. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the Wilton Cuddly Bear pan. I was really worried about making a 3D cake and having it hold together, but by mixing regular chocolate cake batter with pound cake batter did the trick! I had to add extra cocoa of course, but it turned out really yummy and dense and stable. I also made a separate little cake so that Clara could blow out her candle and rip into her first birthday cake without killing the Ballerina Bear. I love the pictures my husband took of this cake, I just can't get over how stinking cute it is!

Me with the cake