Friday, January 25, 2013

Hawaiian Beach Birthday Cake

For this cake I was asked to make a Hawaiian beach cake similar to the first Hawaiian beach cake that I made a few years ago.  I really love the lei around the bottom.  I think it makes the cake have the Hawaiian feel rather than just being a plain old beach cake. I have put palm trees on several of my cakes and every time I make one I love them.  The trunk is just a pretzel rod and the leaves are gum paste. 
                                 The kite was put on to cover a little dent-  I do like the kite so, I'm glad for the dent or I wouldn't have thought to put the kite on the cake.

The little blue lump there is sunscreen.
It says SPF 30 on the little label. I painted the Happy Birthday words onto the fondant.
 I did this with the "Happy Fall Y'all" cake too.  Painting words on is my new favorite!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pig Birthday Cake

Katie's 3rd birthday cake was piggies, of course!  She is just pig crazy.  Everything with her has to be pigs.  She has pig slippers, a pig hat, piggie blanket, pig toys and books- it's all pigs with Katie.  The funny thing is that she has never seen any real pigs.  Anyhow, Katies cake was fun to make because we made it into a rainbow inside.  It's not the best picture but you get the idea!