Sunday, November 16, 2008

Non-Fondant Hawaiian Cake

So my dad didn't want a "fondu" cake which was a bummer since I would have loved to do a Hawaiian fondant cake. Oh well, butter cream is cheaper and easier but you can only do so much so I made a cute cake topper to "cute'n" it up a bit. I got into sculpting clay when I was a teenager and thought it would be cool to include it with my cakes. For instance, I think I could do some wedding ones. We'll see. Happy birthday pops!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mountain View Music Birthday

My friend at work wanted a birthday cake for her daughter whose in the Mountain View band. I didn't quite get everything on this cake that I wanted to but luckily, it still turned out okay I think.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Construction Cake

My nephew turned 1 and his parents requested a construction type cake and this is what I came up with. I used his initials in place of the CAT symbol and I thought it turned out pretty good. It was a fun cake to make.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

This was for my sons birthday. He's obsessed with motorcycles. The cake matches the blue and orange themed motorcycle party supplies I found. I did a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and it tasted great! I also learned from my previous cake to refrigerate the cake if it's done in advance and that prevented any collapsing. Each cake gets easier and quicker to do and I notice improvement each time. This one was a lot of fun and my son loved it!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Baby Shower

This cake was for a baby shower with a brown and pink color scheme. I loved doing the bow! Anyway, I had a completely different idea for this cake for weeks and as I covered it, I changed my mind. The flowers on top are supposed to match the nursery the mom had done. I had a few mess up spots but it still turned out okay I think.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tool box cake with tool cookies

This cake was super fun to do. My brother is a mechanic and I thought it would be cute to do a tool box cake. Again, I learned tons about fondant with this cake and feel I am getting a little better at it. The tools are sugar cookies that I created stencils for and carved out in the cookie dough.

Cookie Letters

I loved doing these!! I have always wanted to try this style of sugar cookie with the flooded icing method. Not only did they turn out pretty cute but they tasted good too. I should've done the "&" symbol to separate the names but I was in a hurry. TJ is my brother and Kevin is his friend and their birthdays are a day a part so they celebrated together.

Soccer Birthday

This was the second cake I had done for the day so I was getting tired but it was a soccer theme for one of my brothers friends. He's an adult so I had to come up with something that wasn't too childish. It was the first time I've done a bow and I learned a lot with this one. I tested out a chocolate cake recipe and it seemed to be a hit.