Tuesday, May 20, 2014

March Cakes




I made two cakes in March.  One was for my sister-in-law's birthday.  She requested a hobbit cake.  She wants me to do a hobbit house for her daughter's birthday in May so she wanted something different than that.  I decided to make a book.



 The cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.  I thought about using the leftover maroon fondant from my mom's cake in February, but I decided to make green instead.  I put a strip of white fondant around the cake for the pages.  I used a fondant tool to add lines, and I used luster dust and cocoa powder to age the pages.  I added some fondant strips on the binding before I covered the whole cake in the green fondant.  I then etched in the lettering and J. R. R. Tolkien's logo.  After that, I painted the letters and the binding with a paste made from vodka and gold luster dust.  My sister-in-law really liked her cake.

The next cake was for my niece's 2nd birthday.  Her mom asked me to make a 'Melmo' cake.  So, I started by searching for inspiration.  I found the following Elmo Cake and used the same color scheme modifying my final version a little.
 


 The cake was white confetti cake with buttercream frosting then covered in yellow fondant.  I used cookie cutters for the big and little Elmos, stars and two.  The letters for the name were cut by hand. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

February Cakes

I made two cakes in February.  Sorry it's taken me so long to post them.

My daughter turned 8 in February, and has been obsessed with Winx Club.  It's an older cartoon that is on Netflix.  She really wanted a Bloom Cake.  So, I got to work designing it.

 
 
     The inside is a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.  The outside is marshmallow fondant.  To get Bloom just right I cut out each color section and overlaid it on an image I had downloaded from the internet.  I then transferred them onto my cake and outlined them with black buttercream.
 
My mother also had a birthday in February.  She is a quilter so I ran with that theme.
 

 
     The cake was a white cake with buttercream icing which was then covered in fondant.  I colored the quilt pieces to maroon because that is my mom's favorite color.  I cut out numbers with a cookie cutter and sandwiched a lollipop stick in between.  All the maroon pieces were then detailed with a fondant tool I had. 
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

November Cakes

There were a lot of cakes in November.  Definitely a busy month for us.  We have three birthdays in our family alone.  Only one of the cakes I did was for our birthdays, though.  The rest were for clients.

First up the fun ninjago cake.  My son loves Kai of the Lego Ninjago cartoon series.  So, we just had to have a Kai cake.

 
Kai is a strawberry cake with buttercream icing overlayed with red fondant with yellow and black accent fondant pieces.
 
The next cake is an under the sea cake for a friend from church.
 

This cake is all buttercream.  I used my airbrush to color the whole cake blue.  I then used several colors of buttercream to make the fish and sea live.  The purple plant was done using the petal technique.  I will show you another cake soon where I used this same technique.  The rest was just made with several different wilton tips.

More November cakes to come soon.

If you would like to see any tutorials in the future on anything, please let me know.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Kicks on Route 66































Here are the cakes my co-workers wanted me to make for them for a baby shower.  They had decided that the theme was going to be travel and cars.  The mom to be was decorating the nursery with cars.

They asked if I could make Route 66 sign in the colors of a blanket that was bought for the nursery. So, I went to work on a cake.


The Route 66 Cake is a two layer, one tier chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream covered in marshmallow fondant.  The details are also done in fondant.

They also asked me to make a smaller cake for the big brother so he felt special at the baby shower as well.  We decided on a license plate.


The license plate cake for the big brother is a two layer, one tier white confetti cake with plain buttercream covered in marshmallow fondant.  The details are all fondant except the word Texas and the name of the big brother.  Here is a picture of the cakes at the shower.  I was told that several commented at how well they liked the cakes.









Monday, October 7, 2013

It's Hunting Season

My Dad's Birthday was back in September.  He likes to hunt, fish, raise cattle, work with his pecan trees, and generally just be outside. 

I decided for his birthday to make him a camo cake with some little additions on top.


I created little bullets out of fondant to put on the cake.  The bullets were a big hit because everyone wanted one.  I guess I should have made more.  The icing was buttercream colored to different camo colors. 

 
 
I put random blobs of each color on the side to make my camo pattern.  I then smoothed the whole cake with a viva paper towel.  After that, I added the border, wording and bullets to the cake.  It was a pretty simple cake to create.



Monday, September 30, 2013

Woo! Pig! Sooie!

We have a little piggy fun today.

My co-worker is from Arkansas and went to the University of Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks.  We try to have cake on our birthdays in our office.  Who doesn't love cake.  So, I volunteered to make the cake.  This was my first time actually decorating a cake for one of them.  Usually, we just do simple cakes or cupcakes.  I decided we needed a decorated cake.


I made a chocolate cake using a white cake mix with 1/3 cup of cocoa added to the ingredients.  I then made chocolate buttercream to ice the cake with.  It turned out delish.


I decorated the sides with the Pig Call.  The pig was done freehand.  You could easily do a frozen butter cream transfer.  What I did was print out a razorback and trace the main outline onto my cake.  I then filled the space with the maroon color and look at my printout to draw in the rest.  My co-workers liked it so much that they commissioned me to make a cake for them a few weeks after this.  That cake will come later.

So, if you enjoyed this cake, call the pigs for me!

Monday, September 23, 2013

All Because Two People Fell in Love














Back in July, my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  That is an amazing feat in this day and age.  All you hear now days is how people are divorcing.  I am glad I have such a great example in my parents and other family members for that matter.  My grandparents were married for 53 years, and my aunt and uncle have been married for 47 years.  All truly great examples of what love and hard work look like.

For my parent's anniversary we had a little surprise party with just family.  I made a cake that kind of mimicked their wedding cake.  I think everyone liked it.


Don't look too closely at the ruffles or borders.  This was my first cake to do a lot of borders.  It's how it taste that counts, right? The top picture is after it was taken 2 hours to my parents house so there's a little wear and tear.


The cake did look pretty good before I had to take it on it's long journey.