Monday, October 29, 2012

Monster Truck Cake

I have a client who has five boys, and I feel like I am constantly making a cake for one of them. It's been good, because she definitely challenges me to do different cakes. 
 I myself have never been to a monster truck rally, or demolition derby, or anything like that. So when she said her son wanted the Grave Digger. I had no idea what she was talking about. Luckily for me google did. In fact the Grave Digger is a very popular monster truck, apparently.
 I was nervous about this cake when I first saw the picture, because it definitely took a bit more work, and tricks then just a round cake that is flat on the cake board. But I am happy with the way it turned out, and I was told that so was Reddick, which is the most important.

 The cake itself was chocolate with vanilla almond buttercream.
It's fun to do something that you haven't done, and rewarding when it turns out nicely. We will see what Reddick will have in store for me next year, I'll get practicing :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Union Pacific Cake

This fall I had a really great opportunity to make a cake for the Union Pacific's 150 year anniversary. This celebration takes place all summer and fall long, in different places all over the country. The only celebration for Utah was at the Union Station in Ogden.

To celebrate, they had a dinner for all the important train people, they brought in the last train engine ever made, and had different things going on the whole day.This cake, and the cupcakes were for the dinner.

This is the biggest order I have had. And I felt it was a big honor that they asked me, and I was able to make such an important cake. The lady in charge thought it would be nice to a cake, and cupcakes as well.
 The cupcakes were, my super yummy carrot cake with vanilla almond cream cheese frosting, a pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake with vanilla filling and whipped chocolate ganache, and last a white  cupcake with orange creamcicle frosting.
 The cupcake toppers were, a railroad crossing sign, and 150, to honor the 150 year anniversary, railroad tracks, and chocolate trains.
 All together I made 75 cupcakes.The main cake itself was also quite big. It was big enough to serve about 50 people.

 The main cake was, as you can see, the Union Pacific shield. It was my yummy chocolate cake with a vanilla almond buttercream.
 All in all it was a long day, plus getting the cupcake toppers done earlier in the week. But it was all worth it. I think they also really enjoyed it which is all that matters. It was definitely fun to be a part of something so big. I was grateful for the opportunity.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chevron cake, with Ruffle flower

 This cake was made for my mom. Whenever I get to do a cake that isn't "themey" I jump at the chance. I always have ideas in my head I want to try. And for this one I had a ton of purple fondant left over from a wedding cake, so purple it was.

I hadn't ever done Chevrons before and had been wanting to try them. And as for the top, it was just something in my head that I wanted to see how it turned out. For the most part I liked it, although if I do it again I may tweak it a little to look a little more "flowerlike."
 This cake turned out extra yummy, I used my fav chocolate cake recipe. And filled and covered it in my peanut butter buttercream. The combination is super yummy, the peanut butter buttercream is really good, it's a light peanut butter taste, yummy and creamy and perfect with the chocolate.
I think I need a bit more chevron practice, but that's the fun right? Happy Birthday Mom!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hello Kitty Cake Topper

This one was different for me, the client had the cake made, but wanted me to decorate it Hello Kitty style for her. So that's what I did. It was weird to not actually make the cake. A cute Hello Kitty face, and the flowers. (isn't it weird that Hello kitty doesn't have a mouth?) Anyway, it actually turned out nice because my husband had surgery the day before this, so I was definitely quicker to make just the kitty.