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.