Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Start of a Crazy Week

So here are the first of, count them, SEVEN orders I have this week. I know, there is definitely something to be learned from this. And for those of you who are looking at this who have ordered one of these cakes, PLEASE don't think I'm complaining! I absolutely LOVE to do this and am excited for each and every one of your orders! That being said, here are numbers 1, 2 and 3 (in no particular order):

Birthday cake for the principal at my mom's work.
White cake with raspberry filling covered in buttercream

Cub scout cake for my nephew's ceremony. Thanks to my wonderful sister for her help that day! You're the best, Amy!
Chocolate chip cake (my new favorite!) with chocolate buttercream filling, covered in vanilla buttercream.
The "patch" is made of fondant and I hand-piped the white detail on the wolf (thanks to much encouragement from my sis). I was very happy with it, minus the 'Pack 553'. Oh well...

Cupcakes for girl's birthday party for a friend from MOPS (Thanks Nancy!)
Chocolate chip with vanilla buttercream
Flowers are fondant

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess Kara

I had a Princess cake last weekend for a friend of mine from work/MOPS. It was for her daughter's 1st birthday and it came out so cute! For the design I went from her invitation she sent me. The top layer was white cake with raspberry filling and the bottom layer was chocolate with bavarian cream filling. Both were covered in buttercream, and decorated with fondant accents. She also wanted caramel apples for favors, like I did for Blake's birthday. I was very happy with the way it turned out, and she called me later that night to tell me she was too!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I had just a few projects this weekend, mostly just fun experimental stuff. I decided to make up some cupcakes to take to the fire station and for some sample giveaways. :)

Red velvet with cream cheese frosting.
(They came out yummy!)

Chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.
(For the station)

This cake was for Camryn's teacher. Their mascot is the leopards,
so on the back I wrote, "Love, Your Little Leopards".
Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, covered in fondant.
Spots are hand painted with food coloring.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pirates & Poker

This was a fun weekend of cakes! I was really looking forward to this pirate cake I did for a friend's son's birthday. I think it came out so cute! The top layer (the face) was chocolate cake covered in fondant and the bottom layer was marble cake filled with bavarian cream, and covered in buttercream icing. It was definitely a fun cake to do!

This was a poker cake I did for someone, and although it came out cute I was told later that the cake itself (red velvet) was not that great. What a blow... I'm really bummed about it but what can you do? As someone told me, you live and you learn I guess. Definitely going to try a different recipe!
The decor came out cute- the cards were made using the color flow technique I learned. I was overall happy with it, just bummed about the cake part. Gotta keep trying that darn red velvet!!

Happy Birthday Vicki

I did this cake last weekend for my sis-in-law's mom. It was lemon cake with raspberry filling, covered in buttercream. It was the first fondant bow I've done like this. It came out cute after a little tweaking.

Color Flow

My friend Amy and I took a really neat class the other day. We found this little cake supply store near our house that offered Color Flow classes, so we signed up. For those of you who are saying, "Wha?" color flow is when you water down royal icing and use it to fill in an image so it will harden. You can use it on cakes, cookies, or whatever else. It was really fun and I can't wait to use it! Here's my Elmo I made: