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.