Friday, March 27, 2009
Our Fall book fair had a jungle theme. So Amanda had me make a jungle cake for the teachers' book fair preview party. I was thrilled because it was my first opportunity to work with chocolate flooding. I free handed all of the animals and then used my drawing as templates for the flooding. The cake had lions, giraffes, leopard, rhinos, and hippos.
Monday, March 9, 2009
My Papaw George turned 80 and my Mom asked me to do the cake! I was really nervous, but we were all pleased with how it turned out. I even sculpted a white chocolate figure of him in a boat to go on top.
Zachery's Firetruck Cake
I used a transfer truck cake pan to make this cake. I cut and moved the wheels and free handed the design. I was pleased with how it turned out. Zach's a 5th grader, so I didn't want it to look to "kiddie
Ashley's Birthday Cupcakes
My coworker, Ashley is a December baby like me. So I decided to make her cupcakes for her birthday. She loves snowmen, and I had just bought a cupcake book. They dumped over in my car on the way to school, but luckily I took pictures before I left the house.
Vanessa's 50th Birthday
Vanessa aka Nay-Nay is Maria's sister. Maria was so impressed with her 40th cake, she asked me to make one for her sister's 50th birthday. I told her I would use the "red hat" colors since she was 50.
Darcy's Princess Cake
My niece, Darcy turned 3 in Janunary. She wanted a princess cake. She was worried when I went to cut it. She thought I would hurt the Barbie. But after I took the Barbie out of the middle, she lost interest in the cake. Well what can I say? She's 3, who would blame her?
The inspiration for this cake actually came from the baby bedding. I made the flowers, snails, and butterflies out of marshmallow fondant. I love the pink and green color combination. I always get a kick out people when they say "it's too pretty to cut". That's my favorite part about making cakes, you get to enjoy it's beauty as well as it's taste. I'm definitely not afraid to hack into it.