Saturday, September 29, 2012

Penny and Buck Cake

If you do not live in Utah, these two pigs may not seem familiar to you. 

But if you do, you may recognize them as the AFCU (America First Credit Union) mascots.  Yes, they are talking piggy banks, the pink one is Penny and the blue one is name Buck.
My husband works for AFCU, and I was trying to think of something for his cake that I haven't done. I  was a bit stumped because I feel like I have already done the other obvious themes for his birthday.
The idea came into my head that I should take his cake to his work, which then made me think to do these little guys. In the end I didn't take it to his work. But stuck with the theme.
I kept the cake underneath the pigs plain, because I didn't want it to distract from the piggies.
Each pig was made from rice crispy treats, covered in frosting and then two layers of mmf. The cake was super moist white cake with vanilla almond cream cheese frosting, (because that is my fav, and I knew I was going to get some of this one :)
I think I met the goal, ( he was surprised, and I think, got a laugh out of it.) I definitely don't think he was expecting these two on his cake.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Koala cupcakes

My sister lives in Australia, (home of the cute and furry koala bear.) She was here visiting this summer. But, then of course she had to go back down under. When she was heading home, we had a little farewell party. So I whipped up these little cuties.
 These little dudes were just the fondant toppers to a moist white cupcake, filled with strawberry filling, and then topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting.
 Doesn't she look happy to go home, now that she has a cute koala cupcake?  She is the one on the right, that's me in the black. Doesn't everyone need a sweet treat when leaving? It makes the farewell sweeter :) G'day mate!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Animal Cake

Well, it seems that muppets are in this year. This is the 2nd muppet themed cake I have done in the last 6 months. This cake was made for little Jude, for his first birthday.

 This was chocolate cake, with vanilla almond cream cheese frosting, covered in mmf.
 And this little dude was for him to smash. A tiny little chocolate cake, covered in buttercream. (It's best not to use fondant for a smash cake, because buttercream is easier to smush and make a big mess out of.)

 I really like how these turned out.  You'd be surprised at the amount of time I looked at pictures of the little muppet while I was doing this, I think I'm starting to really like this animal muppet.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Barbie Cake

This is my second cake I have made for little Taya. I was told that this year she wanted a barbie cake. Not to be confused with the cakes that have an actual barbie coming out of them, but just a barbie themed cake. And I could do it however I wanted.
 My sister-in-law made a cake similar to this a couple of years ago, and I had helped her figure out how to do it. I loved the idea of doing the barbie sillouhette, so I drew it up and cut it out of fondant.
 I wanted to add some shoes,  to make it extra girly, and I figured you have to have pink, and finished it off with a side bow.

 It turned out simple and cute. I was told she loved it.