Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

Hello There!

I worked on a cake last week for my sweet niece Rayann.  Mommy said that she requested Simba and Nala.  So, I found out whether or not it was baby Simba and Nala or adult Simba and Nala and went to town.  The first thing I did was print out a picture of Simba and Nala.  I then laid a piece of wax paper over the top and traced the image with a permanent marker.  I put the original print out under another piece of wax paper.  I then just took my traced image and placed it over rolled fondant, and cut out each section.  I took the sections and placed them on top of my printed image so that I knew I had the placement right.  I started with the small things like the eyes and ears.  Then, I place the body over those in sections.  I place the complete fondant image in the fridge to harden.

I had my cake in the freezer.  So, I got that out and did a crumb coat and a regular coat.  After it had the icing on, I placed the image directly from the fridge onto my cake.  I then drew in the details with a food color/vanilla mixture.


Monday, May 14, 2012

It's a Bieber Fest

This past week, I made another Bieber cake for the same girl I did last year's cake for.  I jokingly told her mom that next year's cake had to be something different because I was running out of ideas for Bieber. 

I used the Frozen Butter Cream Transfer technique for the first time.  It turned out ok, but I definitely need some practice on it.

What you need for the FBCT is wax paper or freezer paper, a print out of what you want your transfer to look like and of course butter cream icing. 

I printed out a Justin Bieber coloring sheet off the internet...yes there are coloring sheets of the boy.  I really don't want to know what other things your can get Bieberized.

I taped the sheet under my freezer paper, and I outlined the picture with black butter cream.  After this I covered the whole image in pink butter cream because my fondant was going to be pink per the birthday girl's request.  I could have also colored each part of the picture a different color, like brown for hair and peach for skin.

Then, place another piece of freezer paper on top of your image and pop it in the freezer.

I made my cake and then brought out the transfer.  Definitely do this right when you need it because if you bring it out too soon the transfer will start to become soft and you might not be able to transfer it to your cake successfully.  I learned this because I had made cute flower and heart shapes, but when I got around to trying to put them on the cake they melted and didn't hold their shape well.  Lesson learned for next time.

Here is a pic of last year's Bieber cake just in case some of you weren't around back then.