Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Here are my 2nd and 3rd cakes that I did last week. What a long week, but it was fun creating these cakes!

This is a cake for a friends daughter. She turned 3 on Tuesday!
And this cake is for my husbands mom. She LOVES horses. They own two of their own, so i thought i would incorporate her favorite hobby into her birthday cake!
All of the figures are fondant. Handmade.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MMM, Pizza!

My dad's birthday was yesterday. He requested that he either had a pizza cake or a guitar cake. So I decided to go with the pizza. I had SO much fun with this one! All of the toppings are candy!
Then I came up with the idea to make some bread sticks and a cup of dipping sauce.
So I baked my dads favorite cake, Lemon with lemon fruit filling and then I made a cupcake for the cup of sauce and then put some cake batter into a loaf pan so it helped with the long shape of the bread sticks.

My brother works at Papa Murphy's so he brought home a pizza box to top it all off :)The toppings are:
Grated White Chocolate = Cheese
Flattened white gumdrops = onion rings
Yellow gumdrops = pineapple
Fruit Leather cut into circles = pepperoni
Ferrero Rocher Chocolate = Meatballs
Raisinettes = Sausage / Onions
Green swedish fish = anchovies/green onions
For the bread sticks I shaped them a little and then sprinkled some chocolate cake crumbs on top for the look of the seasonings.
My Dad!

I have to admit, I loved this cake! It was so fun to be creative and put it together!
Happy Birthday Dad!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fondant & Gum Paste

On Saturday I went to the first half of my fondant & gum paste class. We learned a whole bunch of new techniques like how to make carnations, daises and fantasy flowers out of fondant. We also got a new embosser tool in out kit, and a new rolling cutter. They are so nice to have! Then we also learned draping. I LOVE draping, I have seen some gorgeously draped wedding cakes that I love! Draping fondant can be tricky, but I think I did alright for my first time. I'll definitely have to practice. For some reason I can't get this picture to turn, but i put some white pearl dust on my drape to give it a sparkle.

ric-rac boarder

This cake is simple, but I think it is elegant. I had fun doing it :)
This week I have 3 birthday cakes to make! My dad's birthday is tomorrow (His cake will be delicious-in more than one way!) My Mother-in-laws birthday is on Friday (Her cake will be her favorite hobby!) and My sister's best friends daughter, Emma's birthday is on Saturday (Hers is going to be adorable!)
It may take me until the first of next week to get pictures posted, because I'll be so busy, but stay tuned and check them out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Final Course 3 Cake

Another Course Down! Only one more to go!
I did my final Course 3 cake last night.
I struggled with this one a little bit. On Sunday I made the cakes, I did a yellow and devils food cake mix swirled together with a chocolate cream filling. I think this was one of the best tasting ones yet.
Then on Monday night I had to frost it with buttercream and cover it with fondant. First I had to color the fondant and I was trying to get it dark brown but it wasn't coloring right. I was adding cocoa powder to it to get the brown, and also brown food paste, but still it was Carmel looking. So after adding, red, blue, green and more brown, i finally got something that would work.
I think me and my friend Jen spent an hour or more trying to get the color I wanted. So i rolled out my fondant and went to cover my 9 inch cake, and I got it all on fine, and I was at the last 2 inches of placing the fondant and IT RIPPED! I panicked, i didn't know what to do. I couldn't just take it off because it was already stuck to the buttercream. So I just left it for a minute so i could decide what to do then moved onto my small 6 inch cake. That one turned out well. It was a lot easier, although i did get a small tear in towards the top, but that's what flowers are for :)
So after debating what to do about my tear I found some lime green ribbon, that worked perfectly! I thought the colors matched really well!
Before assembling the cake

52 roses - these took me 9 hours!

During assembly at class

After assembly

My certificate

I think this one is my favorite cake. I think it turned out well for it being my first time covering a round cake. The bottoms around the cake weren't perfect. But I know practice makes perfect :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

New & Old Creations

Now that I have a new cake blog, I wanted to post all the creations I have done in the past. So here they are in order of when I made them (first cake I made, to the most recent cake)

My first practice cake! Not bad for my first
4th of July cupcakes!
The middle
My nephew loved the cupcakes!
My final course 2 cake. It turned out ok... but not my favorite. The horrible squiggly under the words :S
This was my nephew's birthday cake. My first tiered cake

I made this one for a bridal shower. The colors of the wedding were green and teal
This was my final cake for course 2! Also a birthday cake for my brother-in-law who loves BYU!

I made this cake for a friends birthday. I ended up cutting one of my left fingers & had to get 5 stitches. So the cake was partially unfinished.
Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Pudding Trifle

This is my most recent cake that I made in my Course 3 fondant & tiered cakes class.


Today is a one of my good friends birthday celebration here at work.
I made her some cupcakes!

They are Strawberry Swirl with Strawberry Buttercream!

Even some mini bite-sized cupcakes!