Monday, January 14, 2008

Barbie Cake

This was for my daughters 6th birthday. She helped design this cake and had in her mind just what she wanted. She wanted to use her Rapunzel barbie. She wanted the dress to be cake but for it to also be on top of another cake that one half was pink and the other purple with the barbie in the middle and a ballerina on each side. We omitted the ballerinas but pretty much everything else she wanted she got. Everything made from fondant. It was chocolate cake with cherry filling, and whip cream icing.

First birthday

First birthday cake. All fondant decore.

Aisian inspired birthday cake

Pig in the mud

Piggy in the mud for a 3rd birthday for one of our nieces.

Purple daisy's

Here is a bridal shower cake I made for a friend. She wanted me to do her wedding cake but I was going to be out of town. So I did her bridal shower cake the way she wanted to her wedding cake, just on a smaller scale.

Fondant Figure

Fondant Easter bunny.

Frog Prince

This was for my daughter's 4th birthday. She loved frogs at that time and wanted a froggy cake. Here is what I came up with. It was really hard to cut him open and eat him because he was so darn cute! Lots of time and love put into this guy. I stacked cakes and carved them out to make the shape,then covered in fondant. If you look closely you will even see a little edible fly. One of my favorites!

Billards cake

Billiards cake for someone who plays on a league. This cake was really fun to make. It was chocolate with Kahlua cream filling.

Rose Birthday cake

This was my daughters cake for her 5th birthday. She picked it out of a book I had. Its choc. cake with cream cheese filling. It had about 5 layers of filling, mmmm goood! All buttercream frosting. It's hard to tell in the pictures but there are two different tones to the pink frosting. It was the first time I had ever made roses, which are royal icing.

Fondant birthday cake

This cake was the first time I had ever worked with fondant. I bought the premade frosting by Wilton. It was really easy and fun to work with and I was so happy with how cute her cake came out but when it came time to eat it, the taste was really undesireable! The fondant was chewy and tasted terrible. I have since learned that Wilton is notorious for their bad tasting fondant and now make my own using Marshmellows and sugar! Yummy!

Buttercream baby shower cake

This was a baby shower cake I did for a friend. Not perfect because I was rushed for time but for one of my first butter cream cakes not too bad. Pink and green drop flowers and icing to match her nursery colors.

Lady Bug birthday

My daughter loves bugs and wanted a lady bug for her 3rd birthday. She loved it. It's all buttercream stars. Cute.

50th birthday cake

This is a cake I decorated for my dad's 50th birthday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Birthday cake care bears

I guess I felt guilty that I hadn't ever made Emma a homemade cake so I decided to do so on her second birthday. It turned out a little better than Katrina's 1st cake but still had a few flaws. I gained a little more confidence with it though because I didn't have any disasters so this is one of the reasons why I kept making them. Thanks to Emma!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Humble beginings

This was the first cake I ever made, ever. It was almost the cake that stopped me from ever making another cake again! I got the recipe from my friend who makes the best cakes. It was homemade carrot cake with butter cream frosting. I grated all the carrots myself, baked the cake, then when it came out of the oven (around 10pm the night before my daughters first birthday party) when I tried to get it out of the pan, some of it came out, and some of it stuck to the bottom of the pan. I was so upset, I put it all in the trash, ran the store for more carrots and started over. I think I finished around midnight, could have been later but I didn't have the heart to try and get it out of the pan again. I took it to my moms the next day and made her do it! It came out okay this time. Then came time to frost. My daughter was really into Elmo and Sesame Street at that age so that is why the cake is green and yellow (like the SS sign). I obviously had never frosted a cake before and the frosting was a little off in taste because I added one wrong ingredient. I was finding green frosting in my kitchen for months after that too! It was very stressful and not all that great tasting and took a lot of work so I vowed after that that I would never make another homemade cake again! I have to say though my daughter thoroughly enjoyed shoving her hands and face into it so I guess it was worth that!