Monday, June 28, 2010
This cake is now my favorite one I've done!!! SOOO much fun!
One of our "extended" family (REALLY close friends)is pregnant with TWIN GIRLS!! She loves giraffes so the shower theme was giraffes. I did this to coordinate with the mom and babies on the invitations (giraffes of course!).
They requested white cake. I did white cake with vanilla buttercream for the cake and all fondant and buttercream decorations/details. The bassinettes are Krispy treats molded into a chocolate dessert shell mold and covered in fondant. Tutorial on that soon to come! I was very diligent and took lots of photos so I could show you how easy it was!!! :)
There are toothpicks in the topper and in the mom giraffe. I was concerned as I had to drive with the cake in my lap for 3 hours :sweating: but it all turned out fine. Here's what it looked like before we left:
I almost left it this way, b/c I LOVE how clean it looks, but we chatted on arrival and I decided to use some of the cupcake toppers to spell out "sweet babies" and then I piped a bunch of details which really gave it an extra special nudge in the right direction.
Here are the cupcake toppers I also made:
The grandma to be...she made the cupcakes and I made the toppers. The strawberry buttercream she made (which I thought would be fun!!) turned out tasty...just a bit of jam in it until it tasted strawberry-ee. I love finding new flavors and ideas!
Thanks for looking! There is nothing more fun for me than sharing this with you...I really love cake decorating and sharing ideas with fellow bloggers truly is the icing on the cake for me!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
My dear hubby turns 29 tomorrow! This is his cake as requested. I'm super happy with everything except the face...but that's just because characters are super duper tricky...oh well.
This is yellow cake with cotton candy buttercream. Buttercream, fondant, and krispie treat decorations. The body and head are krispie treat and everything else is sculpted from fondant or piped.
I decided to do something different than some of the other cakes I saw on this theme. I loved, loved Cakelava's version but really wanted to do a unique design.
Thanks for looking and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful, wonderful husband!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Every year we go to the beach for Memorial Weekend to be with family and friends. This year was no exception! Last year (if you remember back that far) I made a "beach cake" at the last minute to take and suprise everyone. I promised I would bring a cake each year and so I came up with this sand pail/sand castle (sort of) combo. If I could do it again I would use a castle pan. Mainly because I had to drive this cake a ways and to do intricate sugar work or delicate fondant pieces was not possible. PLUS the humidity is insane beachside...soooo yeah...I had to finish it when I arrived with cookies and sugar. I think the little crab saved the day as without it I would have felt the cake lacked something color wise. I literally threw the crab together the night before the cake was served with some leftover red fondant. I thought he turned out cute in spite of how soft he was when I took this picture! He had dried a bit by the time we cut into the cake.
The pail was a pina colada cake. Coconut cake with pina colada buttercream and marshmallow fondant. The "Sand Castle" was chocolate cake with oreo buttercream. I used raw sugar, buttercream and fondant accents. The crab's eyes are chocolae candies.
We had a blast playing on the beach with the kiddos and everyone seemed to enjoy the cake!