Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July cakes!

Here is a 4th of July cake I made for family gatherings!  I actually made 2 of them, but they look exactly the same.  White cake in star pan. No filling.  However, I tried something new!  After I poured the mix in the pan, I did some blue and red food coloring in stripes and then took a knife and swirled in the stripes! So the cake mix looked blue & red & white after it was cooked!  It looked great when we cut into it!  The frosting is basic buttercream and I used stars to decorate!  I was pleased with the way they turned out! Very festive and very yummy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

50th Anniversary cake!

Here is my biggest cake yet!  With help from my Mom, we made about 160 fondant roses (only used about 80 on the cake)!  It was 3 layers and covered in white buttercream frosting.  The first (bottom) layer was a white cake with vanilla pudding filling.  The second layer was chocolate with chocolate pudding filling.  And the top layer was lemon with lemon pudding filling.  We did cut-out fondant hearts and then put gold candy dots on them for additional decor around the cake.  Non-edible gold leaves were added around the roses for accent.  The cake fed approximately 100 people, with some left-over!  It took approximately 1 1/2 - 2 days to make the fondant roses.  About 2 hours to make approximately 30 cups of buttercream frosting.  Approximately 4-5 hours to mix and bake the cakes.  And about 6 hours to cut, tort, assemble, frost and decorate the cake!  Supplies alone cost approximately $60. (Not counting the $40 pans that were needed for this cake).

I have approximately 80 of these purple fondant roses that are already made and ready to go on a cake!  If you or someone you know needs a cake with these flowers on it, just let me know!  They are in storage and they will not go bad!  They really aren't edible because the fondant roses harden and are mainly used for decoration.

Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's spring time!

Here is a "paid for" birthday cake for my friend Amy!  I was excited to get the order and excited that she wanted lot's and lot's of flowers on it!  So I spent 2 evenings making the pansies, daisy's, apple blossom's and other flowers!  They are made out of royal icing that hardens when dry to make candy flowers!  Each one is individually made on a flower nail.  I made over 70 of these flowers and used 64 on the cake!  It is a white cake with buttercream frosting and buttercream filling!  Enough sugar to rot your teeth, but oh so yummy & pretty!  Let me know what you think!

Relay For Life cakes!

I was asked to do some cakes for a team fundraiser Spaghetti feed!  So I did the classic Relay For Life purple ribbon!  And because our theme this year is "Making cancer walk the plank", I did a Pirate Ship!  The pirate ship was LOT'S of work with all of the intricate details!  I think it turned out pretty good though!  Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here comes the bride. . . I mean the cake!

Here is my very first 2 tiered wedding cake using fondant!  And making roses out of fondant! Seriously, everything took about 12 hours to do, by the time I was done.  However, I was learning along the way and will probably get quicker now that I am getting the hang of things! Everyone loved the cake and thought it looked like a professional did it!  I LOVE this cake!


Happy Valentines Day!

Here are my Valentine cakes that I made!  Including my first order from a paying customer!  Woohoo!!! 


The above cakes all used fondant and bordered with buttercream frosting.
The below cake is using buttercream frosting and conversation candy hearts! I also piped "Happy Valentines' Day" on the cake!

Course #3 . . . Fondant!

Here is my 1st cake for my 3rd course, where I learned how to use fondant!  It is very easy to work with and mold, and makes the cakes look so much better!  This is a present cake with fondant!