Friday, February 13, 2009
So I know I said I was going to post a cake, but given our food budget (I won't go on about the economy since everyone else won't stop yacking about it), my active young children and limited supplies...I decided cupcakes were a more realistic decision. I did however cut out a heart shaped mini cake from the leftover batter. I'll have to wait and see if I have enough "frosting from the can" leftover to make it pretty. Hopefully I will! I prefer to make my frosting and cake so this stuff never tastes as good to me, but to satisfy my creative urges it does just fine.
These are chocolate because I had to have chocolate at the time. I think I'm over it now. I used a star tip to do the icing and found some valentine's sprinkles from a previous year. I also used conversation hearts. I don't like the way they taste, but they are my favorite "theme" for Valentine's Day decorating in general.
I wanted to make Sacred Heart images out of fondant but didn't have any fondant sooo yeah...you've gotta work with what you've got sometimes!
Also I am not a photographer and do not claim to be. This is my attempt at making it look more appetizing...but, in general, I really stink at taking pictures.
I hope you have a blessed Valentine's Day!
Baking and Loving the Lord,
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This one is a Baby Shower Cake I made (voluntarily) for a friend's shower. She had a girl and the colors were the main focus (pink and green). I thought it turned out OK. It was my first try and covering a small cake in fondant. I didn't even attempt to get it perfect and did it giftwrap style...hehe. I'm hoping to try covering a whole cake in fondant soon. I made the decorations out of Royal Icing I piped ahead of time. This was also my first try with Royal Icing.
This is my son's first birthday cake. I had sooo much fun doing it! That's what matters right? Not that it's sloppy in places...sometimes I think if I had better tools it would turn out better. This was my first attempt using fondant decorations and sculpting rice crispie treats. I made the car out of krispie treat and then covered it with dyed fondant. I used little candies for the wheel centers. I had a smaller amount of fondant than I needed so I ended up just making all the decorations out of 3 colors. I used chocolate bars for the road and royal icing piping on the road. I used fondant to sculpt the lettering on the side of the cake.
Hopefully I'll have a Valentine's Day Cake made soon! That should be my next post!
'Til Then: Baking and Loving the Lord,
I wanted to start by posting some pics of cakes I've done previously. Here are a few I have pictures of...
This was for my daughter's first birthday: Hungry Caterpillar Cake. I used two bundt cakes and cut and pasted them together with frosting using an idea I saw on coolest birthday cakes' gallery. I think it turned out pretty great considering it was my first sculpted cake!
This one I made for our Sacred Heart Enthronement ceremony. It is a rough job, but it was my first stacking attempt. I like the heart center, but I think I thought more of it then than I do now...lol :)
I know I have one more Cake pic...I just need to find it!
Baking and Loving the Lord,