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.