Friday, November 23, 2012

Pink Ribbon Cake

For this cake I had wanted to use a Wilton Ribbon pan but I was unable to get one in time so I just used a knife and eye balled the shape.  After all the trimming the ribbon was not very large so I put in onto a 9x13 fondant covered cake.  I used edible pearls to add a little interest.  The cake looked better in real life than in the picture but most cakes do.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Cake

Today I made this cute fall cake for T to take to work tomorrow.  I really think that it came out pretty cute.  My original plan was to make fall leaves to put on the cake too but I though that it looked cute without them.  I made all of the decorations with mm fondant.  For the lettering I printed the words from the computer and then I put the paper against the cake and traced over the letters with a pencil.  When I removed the paper there was a light imprint of the letters.  I then used some brown food coloring mixed with a bit of vanilla extract and very fine brush and painted on the lettering.  It is a pretty easy way to get nice straight lettering onto a cake quickly and easily.  The little candy corn was also made with mm fondant.  Just took strips of the 3 colors, put them together and cut the little triangle shapes. So cute I put them all over the bottom tier.  

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lego Cake

For Jacob's 7th birthday I didn't know what kind of cake to make.  I was feeling a little lazy and tired too so a lego cake fit the bill.  It's easy and he loves legos.  You may recall his cake from last year, which was also a lego cake.  Last year I made a great lego man out of fondant but this year I bought lego ninjago figures.  You can't really tell in the picture but they are actually pens, about 5 or so inches tall.  You can pull the head up and write with it.  The body is like a pen holder.  They are pretty neat.  It is hard being here in Texas with most of my cake supplies still in Pennsylvania. Even though this cake is about a simple as they come Jacob loves it, and to me, that's all that counts!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yellow Quilted Cake with Flowers

This is the first cake that I've made since we've been in Texas.  The climate here made the fondant stickier and the chocolate ganache that I attempted to put into the first layer became soup inside the cake.  I ended up having to scrape most of the ganache out of the cake and put in cherry filling.  The first tier is french vanilla cake and so it is now filled with a thin layer of ganache and cherries.  The second tier is white almond with raspberry filling and that came out great in this climate.  I had to cover the first tier twice because of my melting ganache filling mess. Even now the fondant on the first tier is not perfect.   Even with central air the house was just too warm for chocolate.  I guess if I want to make any more chocolate fillings I will have to wait until January, which the locals say gets cold enough to wear a coat.  Also, because we just moved here and I don't have all my cake supplies I didn't have any food coloring on hand so I mixed lemon Kool-aid powder with the frosting to make the yellow to pipe happy birthday.  It looks pretty good but the Kool-aid made the frosting so sour it is like an atomic war head candy.  The kids, who love super sour, enjoyed the leftover yellow frosting.  Tim said that the sour frosting may ruin the cake, but I think that there is really not enough on the cake to make a big difference.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

All Covered in Roses Cake

 Emma turns 9 tomorrow.  For her birthday she asked me to make a red velvet cake with pink roses all over it.  Here is the end result.  It's really simple but I like it!  Happy 9th birthday sweet Emma!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chinese Dragon Cake

 I am told that 2012 is the year of the dragon.  I made these dragons with gumpaste.  They came out pretty cute I think.
This is a grocery store cake.  I just decorated it!

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Tonight I made a bunch of these cute little cake pops for my little Emma to take to school tomorrow to celebrate her birthday.  Emma helped me to make them up until she had to go to bed.  She is a good little helper.  We found the idea for these from Bakerella- she has lots of cute cake pop ideas.  We copied hers the best we could.  I think that they came out pretty darn cute!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

5 Cupcakes

Our Princess Aubrey turned 5 on Friday! It's hard to believe that she is 5 already. Aubrey got a bit shafted on the cake end of her birthday because I spent the entire day making the cupcakes for Sesame Street as well as Baby Rattles so Aubreys cake is a creation from the extra cupcakes. She was happy with it though.

Sesame Street Cupcakes

These Sesame Street cupcakes were fun to make. Each cupcake flavor went along with the characters color. Elmo was strawberry, Big Bird was lemon with raspberry filling, Cookie Monster was white almond with blueberry filling and Oscar was Key Lime with Key Lime filling. A fun idea to have the flavor the same color as the character. I did forget to get a picture of the cupcakes before I boxed them up so I just snapped a quick one through the plastic cupcake boxes- which you can get for free if you just ask the walmart bakery, a nice thing to know for any of you who wonder how to transport cupcakes! I also made a little smash cake of Elmo for the birthday boy and alas I forgot to get a picture (this was just not a good day for remembering to take pictures!) It looked almost identical to the Elmo cake that I made for Jacob when he was little. That cake is on this blog somewhere. Fun, fun cupcakes to make!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby Rattle Cupcakes

Today was so hot my frosting was melting as I was frosting the cupcakes. I really hope they are cute enough! The handle is a lollipop stick with a life saver attached to the end by white chocolate. I successfully delivered the cupcakes and everyone seemed pleased with them so I guess they were a hit.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hat Cake

Well, needless to say I am pretty disappointed with this hat. This weekend I had to make 3 cakes so this hat was a bit rushed and as you can see the bill of the hat cracked. This hat cake is not nearly as well done as the other hat cake that I made. That's what I get for rushing a bit. I'm just grateful that the hat is for my father-in-law. He is so patient and kind, he will still be impressed that I made him a cake regardless of weather it's cracked or not!

T-Rex Cake

This was my first try at making a cake with a frozen buttercream transfer. It is actually pretty easy. has a very good tutorial on how to make one.
I just found out that the recipient of the cake thought the little green dots looked like peas and once that was said no one at the party wanted cake. I'm a little disappointed by this. They do look like peas but I thought the dots added some much needed color around the edge. What do you think?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Disney Cake

I was asked to make a Disney cake with Belle, Mickey and Minnie and this is what I came up with. The castle is actually rice krispie treats. I did that just to make the whole thing easier to transport. If I made the castle out of cake I would be worried that it would crack while being jostled in the car. The towers and Belle are gumpaste and the Minnie and Mickey and little figures that I found at the dollar store. I added the the ribbon last. It is pretty wide but I really do like the way it looks on the cake.

Friday, February 3, 2012

High Heel Shoe Cake

The high heel shoe is made from gum paste. I found a pattern and several helpful videos online to teach me how to make the shoe. It is actually pretty easy and surprisingly sturdy. The shoe box was fun to make. My favorite part is the writing on top of the box. I free handed the lettering with a small brush and some food coloring mixed with almond extract for the "paint".

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Penguin cake

I really like the shape of this cake. It's a little different from a regular round cake so it's a bit more interesting I think. The penguins and snowballs are made from mm fondant. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see all the funny little penguins. I have one on ski's, I used spaghetti for the ski poles, and one eating an ice cream cone with a cherry on top. I even put a little tiny cherry stem on it. The cake came out really cute, if I do say so myself!