Saturday, February 15, 2014

Twin Tinks!

What's better than one Tinkerbell birthday cake? Two! What a magical experience. I googled around to see how other decorators have interpreted the tinkerbell cake phenom, and I found a design very similar to this one I used.  The actual cake is iced in purple and blue buttercream, and Tinkerbell and the flowers were made from fondant a few days prior. For the flowers, I took the plunge and  ordered some cute plunger cutters.  They were half the price than the local cake supply store, and well worth the money.  I wish I had purchased these ages ago!  And with lots of colors and cutters to choose from, one can get quite carried away -- especially while watching figure skating. :)

cakes: 8" golden cake with strawberries and cream filling, buttercream icing and fondant decorations.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Baby, baby!

Oh, do I love making baby cakes! It's been a while since I've made a baby shower cake. Little fondant shoes, teddy bears, pinks and blues, oh my! This cake was fun.  I decided on carrot cake so I just had to make cream cheese frosting.  And cream cheese frosting can be finicky in the consistency department, but I'm happy with the outcome.  I had originally planned on putting pink polka dots all over the sides, but after I put the shoes and bear on, I liked the simple look.  So voila!  It is finished!

cake: 6/10" carrot with cream cheese buttercream and fondant decorations.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Flower Shower

Well, howdy do, another cake this month (and a few more in the coming weeks).  It's amazing how cake demand really happens in clumps. It's kinda like when you go to the supermarket and everyone decides to check out at the same time!  I've been in a bit of a slump lately, overwhelmed by a number of little things, but cakes have been going pretty well lately. I'm almost tempted to revisit my bakery idea..
Anyway, this little beauty was for a friend's bridal shower.  It's a 10" square golden yellow cake with raspberry whipped cream filling.  The exterior is iced and decorated with vanilla buttercream. I really love doing the "lace" look on cakes.  It takes a little longer but alleviates so much stress.  In other words, I don't have to spend forever trying to get the icing perfectly smooth, because the lace piping goes over it and really transforms the look.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Minnie Mouse!

Happy Birthday to my little baby girl - even though she no longer lets me call her my baby!  She requested Minnie Mouse with pink frosting and a pink bow. Minnie was made from fondant, and the rest of the cake was iced with buttercream with some sprinkles thrown around the edges.
Inside we have yellow cake with strawberries and cream-- her favorite! Nine-inch round.

Monday, December 30, 2013

70th Birthday

Last week our church choir director celebrated his 70th birthday.  He's a lover of yellow cake and strawberries, so I made him a 12" vanilla cake with whipped cream and sliced strawberry filling and iced with vanilla buttercream and sprinkles.  Many Years to Him!

Chem 110

In the midst of my midlife career change, I'm taking nurse's chemistry at the local college.  After quite an exciting first semester back at school, we gals needed a little sugary celebration.  So this was my contribution to the party.  The frostings are a variety of flavors, topped with chocolate wafer cookies and handy chemistry compounds.  Who doesn't love a little ethyl or methyl cuppie after a hard final exams week!

Fall Birthdays


Well, here we are.  Another Fall birthday season at my house.  For son #1, we celebrated his 9th birthday with a Minecraft party topped off with a minecraft cake straight from the game!  I made marshmallow fondant and topped the cake the best I could to resemble the cake found in the gaming realm.  The red squares (I think) represent strawberries, and we decided to ice the rest of the cake with chocolate buttercream.  Oh what fun!

Later the next month, son #2 celebrated his 7th birthday with my tried and true Lego cake.  Here we made a chocolate cake, iced it with chocolate buttercream, and topped it with candy legos fashioned from melted and tinted white chocolate candy melts in our handy dandy silicon lego ice cube tray.  This cake, as with all things Lego, was a hit.