Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shower Curtain

So this is really the first cake order that had no specific requests at all. They didn't even care what flavor the cake was. I was excited but intimidated because I'm really not a super creative person. I was looking at my fairly new shower curtain the other day and loving how cute it is and thought, "Hey, that would make a cute cake!" I'm happy with how it turned out although I really need to work on my writing skills.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Halo Cake

I decided for my husbands birthday cake, I would try out some of my new toys. One of them, I've already mentioned, is my edible ink and paper printer. I'm able to copy pictures or download from a computer or camera. Now in this instance, it made the cake look a little cheesy but I just wanted to show some of the stuff I can do now. Okay, next is my air spray gun-freakin awesome! It'll take a lot of practice but I loved coloring on the fondant instead of coloring fondant and I liked doing the fading technique. My last toy is my clay extruder. It pretty much just saves me a lot of time and makes my work look cleaner but it pushes fondant out in rope or any shape stencil I use. So cool!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cowboy Cake

This request was a cowboy cake for a baby shower specifically with the little bear resembling the picture and "Baby Justin" written out. I tried first to make the bear out of fondant and that was too difficult with the amount of detail the bear had. So I panicked a bit and printed out the picture with my new printer with edible ink on edible paper (thanks mom!). It actually turned out really cool but I of course had to try to create the bear with clay. If that didn't work, I had my back-up picture. Not my best work but I thought it looked cute enough and looked enough like the picture to use on the cake. My favorite though, is the cow print and bandanna blanket. So fun!