This cake is supposed to look like a longaberger basket shaped like the number 50. The hardest part of the cake was piping the basket weave around the 5. I had to cut the 5 into 3 parts in order to pipe in all of the little places. You can really tell on the top of the 5 that it has seams in it where it was cut. I hope that the seams don't ruin the whole cake. I tried to blend them in a bit.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I've always thought quilted cakes were very pretty but I never tried to make one until now. I think it came out really great. It was much easier than I expected too. I bought a cutter that you just press into the side of the cake and it makes 3 diamonds, then you just keep rotating the cake and pressing in the cutter. I put silver dragees at the corner of each diamond. The topper and the roses are gumpaste. This has to be one of my favorite cakes!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
A friend requested a cake with 3 towers with the theme of Harry Potter, Shrek, Repunzel, and Sesame Street. This is probably one of the most mixed up themes I've ever had to do. I guess it came out okay. If you click on the picture it should enlarge and you can see the little people better. I think Repunzel turned out pretty cute. My Harry Potter looks a bit like the Lone Ranger-oh, well. I had to deliver the cake in the pouring rain to an outside party. The party was under a pavillion but the cake was still pretty damp by the time we cut into it. Despite the dampness the birthday girl still thought the cake was amazing.