So this cake was very special for me to make. The family had just adopted a child from Africa and this was to be his first real birthday party. Adoption is such a wonderful part of my families life and I was so happy to be able to do this cake for this new little family.
So one of my oldest friends just had a sweet little baby girl named Gretta. I was given free reign on what I wanted to do for a cake and I've wanted to try a two tier rose cake for awhile. So I thought, hey, now's the time! I'm starting to want to try to decorate more with icings instead of always just using fondant. Anyways, here was the result.
So I had told the school that I would make a cake for the annual school Cake Walk fundraiser at the Halloween Dance. Little did I know that I would be swamped like crazy with school work that week. So in looking up quick cake ideas I came across direction on how to do a cake like this! The web is all Marshmallow. It was SO easy!! Check out the How-To Tutorial here!
PS - Fix your spider legs to be the right angles BEFORE placing them on the cake! Marshmallow is SUPER sticky and once that leg was on I couldn't move it to fix it!
Lego Lego Lego. What is it with boys and their Lego? Pair it with Superheros and this is what you've got. This mom wanted the Avengers Lego style figures on some big Lego blocks. Forgive the bad pictures, I was in quite a hurry that day.
Oy Vey...it's been a long time since last I posted! Okay...let's catch up shall we? I've been a little busy seeing as how I'm in full time school to become a Pastry Chef, have a husband and two little chickies and have to find time to work somewhere in that mess! So needless to say I've been turning down quite a few cakes lately.
This one was for a cousin's wedding this summer. The bride wanted these deep purple orchids and a three tiered white cake with a simple pearl border.
What an absolutely blast of a cake to make. I loved making this one from start to finish. Well...all except for the Statue of Liberty - she was NOT kind to me - must remember to let these things set for days, not hours. Still, all in all I loved the end result of this cake.
This cake beat me up from start to finish! I was soooo excited to make a purse cake. And even more excited that I got to do a purse/suitcase combo! I started out by making the purse which I loved. The suitcase came next. This was made during the 30 degree week which to anyone that makes cakes in an un-airconditioned place knows is a nightmare. So the suitcase started out beautiful. Solid, smooth and beautiful. And then the heat started getting to it. And the sides sadly did buckle a bit. I was heartbroken. In the end, not my best work but all in all I think that it still looked beautiful.
So this little man, like so many others, is completely addicted to Lego. His mom wanted Lego cupcakes for him but they really did not want a whole fondant top. So I used White Chocolate Ganache for the cupcakes and did small fondant decorations that could be removed. I had to use white chocolate so that I could tint it in the colors that she wanted. Not the best with the flavors picked, but not bad. I made Red Velvet Cupcakes and Oreo Cupcakes with an oreo baked right in.
Then I got to have some fun decorating. It was my first time ganaching cupcakes - I tried so hard to get them as smooth as fondant - and I think they turned out really well! Not as even and sharp on the sides but the tops were really smooth.
So last week marked the one year anniversary of my brothers cancer surgery. Hence why we call it his cancerversary. Because one year ago the surgeon removed hopefully all of his cancer, never to be seen again!! It was such an incredibly hard year for him so what better way to celebrate the end of this year then with zombies eating your guts?? WHAT??!?!?! So we thought that we would throw a huge party to celebrate his cancerversary and I offer to make him a cake. But what does he want? Zombies! Really?? Yup, zombies. And Zombies eating some part of my body please Hayley!! Uhhh...okay...Zombies you get!