Every jungle cake that I have made so far has had handmade fondant animals on them but for this cake I used plastic toys. It was just so much quicker and I have been so busy. I think the little animals are cute. The trees are gum paste with pretzel trunks. The little #1 cake at the top is for the birthday boy. I just decorated it simply with butter cream.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I really like the colors of this cake! I tried chocolate fondant for the first time. I tried two different recipes and they both came out too dry so I threw them away and made up my own recipe and it worked really well for me. It tastes like a tootsie roll. I also tried to make shoes for the first time and I was really happy with these little sneakers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Jacob saw these string monsters in a cupcake book and really wanted me to make them for his school class. He was very excited about them. I think he said "Mom, those cupcakes are awesome" about three times. They are strange looking little monsters. The eyes are lollipops and peach gummy O's. The school really emphasises not having too much sugar with birthday treats, I wonder what they'll think when they see these!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This baby shower cake came out pretty cute-not perfect- but cute. The Bear's head is rice Krispie treats covered in fondant. The box lid is made from gum paste and then "glued" together with royal icing. I thought the box lid would be very fragile and I was nervous to transport the cake but I was wrong. The lid is surprisingly durable. I didn't have a single problem with it falling apart like I thought I would. I am the queen of crooked, so anything that needs to be really super straight, like a box, is always going to be a challenge for me. So, despite my crooked tendencies I think the cake came out pretty cute! The little rubber duckie and the ball were an after thought but I think they were just what the cake needed.
Friday, September 2, 2011
I made this Lego cake for my son Jacob. He is off at school and he has no idea that I am making him a cake. It will be fun to see his surprised face! With 5 kids we have accumulated thousands of Lego's over the years and I am always stepping on them. I've even found them is the washing machine! Because my kids are so Lego crazy I thought that a Lego cake would be perfect. Jacobs favorite color is orange so of course I had to make an orange Lego although I don't think we have any real orange Lego's.