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!