Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Farewell cake class...

This was my last and final cake class, which was somewhat bittersweet... Thank goodness it's over, but will miss my "cake friends"! I was extremely excited when I got there and our teacher had this super cute Cherry Blossom design for us to do! I've been wanting to try it... This was kind of a "quickie" cake, so I just did top layer lemon and bottom spice. Both were just filled with buttercream and covered in fondant. It came out cute, but would love to work on more realistic looking flowers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Kyle!

This weekend I doubled up and had 2 cakes to do! The first was for my bro-in-law's 25th birthday. He just finished mechanic school for BMW so I just had to do something related. This is what I came up with:
For those of you who don't recognize, it's a stand up tool chest complete with fondant tools and BMW symbol on top. I made the cake chocolate with peanut butter filling (Kyle's fav). It's covered in fondant with fondant square "tiles" on the board.

Next up was a small cake for a MOPS (Mothers Of Pre Schoolers) get together we had at our mentor mom, Christine's house. She wanted something "Valentine's-ish" just for the 6 of us, so I put together this little diddy. I experimented with homemade white butter cake and filled it with raspberry. It's covered in fondant with fondant bow and flowers. Everyone liked it but I think I still need to toy with the recipe.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy 21st Sarah!

Here's my version of a zebra cake I saw online. I made it for my mom's friend's daughter, Sarah's (ha ha!) 21st birthday on Monday. It was a cake I've been dying to make and I had fun doing it! It took a little longer than I expected, but when it was done I was very pleased.

This is the first cake I have made completely from scratch, white cake with raspberry filling covered in buttercream icing. I found a recipe online for a 'simple' white cake that turned out to be not too sweet. I also used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening for the frosting, which turned out yummy. I was a little nervous about what they would think, but was told the cake was "great- not too sweet". That's all that matters, I guess! I think I will still sample out different recipes until I find the 'perfect' one.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome Grady

I made this cake for my good friend, Gina, who just had a baby boy. The bear and ducks are made of fondant, and the cake is traditional white filled with buttercream and covered in fondant.

Monkey Party

I did a Monkey Party for my son's 1st birthday...

Chocolate cake with banana buttercream
Cupcakes & "Smash" cake
Banana cake with buttercream icing

Caramel apples dipped in mini chocolate chips
for the kids' party favors

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beautiful Birthdays

I made two little girls' birthday cakes in one week... Tons of pink, of course!

"Smash" cake

B's purse cake

Fondant Creations

Christmas present cake
My first attempt at a fondant bow.

My first ever fondant covered cake!
I wasn't too happy with the bow, but you jnow what they say- practice makes perfect!

Baby Shower cake

Yellow cake with chocolate frosting- "Mod Cake"

Cupcake Craze

Here are a few varieties of cupcakes I've made in the past...

Toadstool cupcakes for my daughter's "Fairy Tea Party"

Butterfly pretzel cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.
These looked beautiful for Christmas!

Spice cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Gettin' Started!

Here are some of the cakes from my first cake decorating class last year. I've made a little bit of improvement since then...