Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ombre Fly Fisherman Cake

I have to say I love this cake. I have done a similar version of this cake last march. But I had airbrushed the Ombre waves instead. 
 I feel like the the effect is much more distinct with each fondant layer being its own color. It makes for a cleaner, crisper effect.
 This little guy is to represent my (used to be neighbor) Shawn.
 The cake was chocolate cake, with a new recipe I've been playing with of chocolate buttercream, that is super chocolatey.
 I know I've had a few ombre cakes before, and I can tell you that this one is not going to be the last. I love the look of the varying shades from light to dark.
Happy fly fishing!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Missionary Shirt Cake

My second cake I ever made was a version of this cake. I got a call from a nice lady who's son was about to receive his mission call. So we thought this would be perfect for when they opened up the call with their friends and family.
 I have to say this one looks a lot better than the first one I did.
 This one was chocolate cake, with peanut butter buttercream, and marshmallow fondant.
I hope that his call opening party was fun, and that he gets to go where he wants to. I think this cake helped the party.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Steelers Cake

I told my husband that I was doing a Steelers cake, and he said, "Oh are you doing it black?" And I said, "Why do I have to?" Clearly I do not know a lot about sports.

 I didn't want to make the whole cake black if I didn't have to, because when you eat an entire black cake, your entire mouth turns black as well. My husband said as long as I made it yellow it should be fine. I did put a stripe of black around the bottom just to have some black in there.
 My brother in law was surprising his friend and neighbor with this cake for his birthday. And as you guessed the Steelers are his fav team. This cake was chocolate, with vanilla almond cream cheese frosting.  Go Steelers!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cute Snowman Cake

I didn't realize that the lighting in this picture is not very good, so sorry for that. But I think this cake turned out so cute. 

If you're wondering what the arms are made of it's pocky again. Ever since Halloween of 2011, when I used it to make spider legs I had wanted to try using it for snowman arms. And I finally got my chance. I love the way this little guy turned out.
 I had thought about making a snowman that stood up, but I thought this would be so much easier for people to cut into and serve. Happy Winter Everybody!