Friday, August 19, 2011

50th Birthday Basket Cake

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

Quilted Butterfly Cake

I made this cake for my neighbors birthday. The butterflies are gumpaste made with a silicone mold. It came out pretty great! The quilting detail came out very light in the picture. I don't think a picture did justice to this cake.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Quilted Anniversary Cake

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

Twisted Fairytale cake

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.