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.