Friday, August 31, 2012

Topsy Turvy Wedding Cake

Well, it's official, I have finally made and delivered a wedding cake. And it made it there completely successfully too. I have done a couple of cakes that were almost as big, but not quite. Originally the bride had a pretty funky vision in her mind with this cake. She had wanted to swirl black through the purple and blue layers, and put all black accents.
But then she found some statues that were a creamy white color that she wanted to incorporate, so we changed our design. I have to say I was nervous about giving wedding guests, cake with black on it to eat. Because you can end up with a yucky looking black mouth. So I thought the creamy white was a safer option for sure. I was hoping that she would still love it when she saw that the colors were not so dramatic. But I think she did.
She was really into the crooked shapes of the cake. I have to say it was my first time doing a topsy turvy cake, and it turned out great. Each layer consisted of 3 cakes instead of 2, so it made it a bit harder to cover in fondant. Each layer has two colors swirled together.
When I delivered the cake, the bride had forgotten her statues, so I had to whip something up to put on top to take it's place. And she was going to end up putting her statues on the table if they made it in time. Luckily I had my stuff with me, just in case.
The two bottom tiers were chocolate cake, and the top tier was white. All were frosted in almond vanilla buttercream and covered in mmf.
Congrats to the happy couple!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Caterpillar Cupcake Cake

I did this one for my cute client Ann. She is the relief society president in her calling at church. She was having a meeting for all the people that help her out, and wanted to give them a special treat. So she decided on a cute colorful caterpillar.

 So, wa'la! Here he is, with some edible antennas and a body, that is easily pulled apart and eaten.
 She wanted it to be very colorful. I have to admit the colors look a little bit muted in the pictures. They were a bit more bright in real life. I did six different colors alltogether. Don't you just love these little feeties?

 One last look at the cute little guy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Olympic Pool Cake

This is my first cake ever that I have done for a complete stranger. So hopefully she liked it.  :)
She was in charge of her ward's youth conference. And the theme was the olympics, and somewhat intermixed with glowsticks, or something, so it was mushed into glowolympics. 
 The picture that she had seen had a blue square of fondant sitting on a white cake. So I decided I could do better than that. So I carved down to make a pool shape, tiled around it, and then on top of blue fondant added blue colored piping gel, (that makes it look much more realistically like water.)
 Now, one thing she really wanted was that the buoy ropes look, like they actually do, in real life. With the round shapes and the red, white, and blue. I think I got it pretty good.  Then of course I added some olympic rings, and the swimmer's platforms.  This was my Too Much Strawberry Cake, with a cream cheese frosting.
Hopefully they didn't eat  it and get a cramp!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Noah's Ark Cake

This one, I loved, although I have to admit, it was such a busy week, it was hard to fit in.
  Here's the little zebras, and pigs.
 And the cute little elephants.
 And of course you have to have a couple of giraffes.
  Here's a top view. This cake was my white cake, but they wanted chocolate frosting. So I tried a new recipe, sour cream chocolate frosting, it was very delicious.

Hopefully little noah, loved his ark with his little animals, I sure enjoyed making it!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mouth Cake

I have two dentists in my family, so I have had this cake in mind for awhile. So when my mother in law asked if I would make something for my brother in law, that had to do with teeth or mouths, this came right to mind.
 This cake was to celebrate his birthday and his new job as a dentist in Texas. I try not to pipe frosting words too much, because I don't love my handwriting. But I wanted it to look like toothpaste, so I piped extra carefully. My handwriting on paper is not great, but when since I was being careful I think it's legible enough. :)
 This was my super moist white cake, with my fav frosting, vanilla almond cream cheese.
 Now there's a reason to floss and brush!