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.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Playing Catch Up

Sorry I haven't posted anything lately.  I don't really have any accuses.  I just didn't want to get on here.  Isn't that sad?

Well, I have done a few cakes since the last time I was here.  So, I will let you see what I've been up to.

First, I made a cake for my Memaw.  She is a huge fan of the Texas Rangers.  She watches them every chance she gets.  So, I decided to make her a Ranger cake.  It wasn't anything too fancy, but it did turn out rather cute.

I used the ruffle technique that is so popular right now.  I started by measuring around my cake with a tape measure so I could space my ruffles out evenly.  I think I ended up making my ruffles about an inch wide.

The colors remind me so much of rodeo days or 4th of July.  You could definitely make a really cute 4th of July cake using ruffles.  If you would like better instructions on how to do this please let me know.
The next cake will come quicker, promise.

Monday, July 1, 2013

One Fish, Two Fish

Our town has what they call Santa's Helper's every year.  They hold an auction to raise money to purchase gifts for kids in the town who wouldn't have a very good Christmas without it. 

I gave them a certificate to auction off a cake, and the person who had the winning bid asked me to make her a Dr. Seuss cake. 

This is an instance of use what you have.  You would be amazed at what you can actually use to bake a cake in that you already have in your cabinet.  I used a medium metal mixing bowl.  The bowl held one recipe of cake.  I made to halves and place them on top of each other to form my bowl.

The fish is made out of marshmallow fondant with lines drawn on by thinning out my black food gel.  The winning bidder said that the cake was enjoyed by all.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Whoa, Horsie!

This cake was done for my niece.  She really likes horses right now so that's what she got on her cake. 


I made a frozen buttercream transfer by using a coloring page off the internet of a horse head.  The cake is chocolate with two layers and buttercream icing. 

I used my airbrush to brush the cake a pink color, and then I laid my transfer on top of the cake.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Those Darn Angry Birds

I made this adorable Angry Birds cake for a friend of mine. 

 The cake is chocolate covered in buttercream and then fondant. 

The cupcakes are yellow cake covered in chocolate buttercream with fondant toppers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's Outta Here

Here is a cake I did for my brother who is a big Ranger fan.  I decided to do a jersey.  I asked my sis-in-law what his favorite jersey color was, and made my jersey that color.  This is made to look like the back of the jersey.  I used the number 37 because that is how old he was.  Truth be told his favorite player of all times for the Rangers is Nolan Ryan so we could have used 34 as well.

The cake is a strawberry cake with buttercream icing.  I then covered it in red marshmallow fondant.  I piped on the name and number using buttercream as well.  It was a big hit.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Giraffe Fun For Little One

Back in March, I made some cakes for a special little girl, my niece.  She turned 1.  So, of course we had to have a smash cake.  Mom says she's all crazy about giraffes.  So, that's where I started from.

This little cutie became the topper for the smash cake.  I made him using the tutorial from here.  It is in a different language.  You can translate it to English.  But you really don't need to the images are self explanatory.  The only thing I did differently, was his little knobbys.  I rolled some fondant onto some shortened toothpicks because I wanted them to stand up more than in the tutorial.

I also made a bigger cake for the big kids.  The pattern was made with fondant, and the rest is buttercream.

Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Supernatural Birthday

My brother asked me ever so sweetly if I would make a Supernatural cake for my sister-in-law's 30th birthday that had Sam and Dean on it.  Of all the things that she likes, he had to pick Supernatural.  I told him I could probably make the Impala, but that Sam and Dean would be hard.  He said the Impala sounds great, but can you still do Sam and Dean.  So, of course I did.

Don't laugh; they don't look anything like the Winchesters.  These were my first gumpaste figures. The sitting one is done with toothpicks, and is supposed to be Sam.  The standing one is made out of a wire frame, and is supposed to be Dean.  If I do this again, I will definitely make a wire framed figure.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Monster High

I recently had a birthday party for my beautiful 7 year old.

She wanted a Monster High theme.  So, off to create I went.

I was going to make a fondant overlay of Draculaura, but that didn't turn out quite so well.  My fondant was old, and when I tried to put in color and roll it out all the fondant did was get crumbly.

So, I ended up just doing skullette on the cake.  The cake was all buttercream.  I smoothed out my icing, and then sprayed it pink with my air brush.  After that, I traced skullete on the top.  I smoothed out skullette using a viva papertowel.

I will add more pictures as soon as I download them from the camera.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby Shower Cake

Recently I made a cute little cake for a baby shower.  It was my first time using my new airbrush that I received for Christmas. 

Would any of you like a tutorial on how I did the clouds?  It's really simple.  The next time I do a cake, I will take step by step shots.

I also made these cute cupcakes with onesie toppers.

The onesies, socks and butterflies are fondant.