Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ombre ruffles and roses cake:

So I get in my mind these cakes that I want to do, but then I never do them, because I'm doing a race car, or a castle or something. So I have been wanting to do an ombre cake for awhile.
For those of you who do not know what ombre is, just look at the bottom cake. The gradation of color from light to dark. See it, that's ombre, and it's the "thing" right now. With hair, clothes, and yes cakes.
So now I'm officially "with it." (As far as this cake goes, anyway.)
Since it was my sister-in-law's birthday, I decided she didn't need anything cheesy and themey. (Although I was tempted to do a mouth or a tooth, because she's a dentist, but there will be many more birthdays for that to happen.) And what girl doesn't want a pretty, pink ruffly, flowery cake?
I do love how it turned out, so pretty and feminine.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scavenger Map Cake:

Well I got the call on Thursday night needing this cake for Saturday morning. Luckily, nothing needed to have too much time to set up, so we were ok. Apparently the birthday boy loves to make maps, and have scavenger hunts.
She was worried about it looking "piratey". And all the pictures she had seen of treasure map cakes, were definitely piratey. But I think I was able to take it away from a pirate theme. I was nervous about the map. I feel like when I'm drawing things, it can tend to look like a ten year old drew them. But I did my best.
For the coins, I actually used real coins (after bleaching, and soaking them in soapy water,) to press into my fondant to give the impression of coin. Then sprayed them in silver, and gold. And after they were dry, painted them with brown to give them a dirtier look. I found some plastic and cut it out to make the inside of the magnifying glass, which is the only bit not edible.
Sometimes I love doing things like this with cake. (In that, I mean using frosting to cover the cake, not fondant.) And then you can always use fondant to add some fun little details. It's just fun for a change. Plus, because it wasn't covered in fondant I used cream cheese buttercream, which is always extra tasty. Happy hunting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cake Pops:

Here's my first go at cake pops. I decided to do something not to complicated for my first go. I actually had never eaten cake pops, I found myself missing frosting, or filling. So next time I try it I want to figure out a way to get a little somethin' somethin' on the inside.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bubblegum Machine Cake!

Happy birthday to Maddie! I was so nervous about this cake. It took me a long time to find a bowl. In the end I had to buy a glass one, and it was maybe a little bit to big, but it worked. I was so nervous about how heavy the glass would be, especially with the gum balls in it, that's a lot for a cake to hold up.
Lucky for me I have an awesome husband to help me figure out the technical side of cakes. We put some rods in, to hold the bowl up above the cake, just a bit. And then secured it with frosting and fondant.
It was actually my husband's idea to spell out Maddie, on the gumballs, and the #5 on the one that has "dropped down."
Here's her cute table she had set up, she did a cute job. Altogether I really like the way this one turned out.