Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yip-e-i Ki-o Birthday Boy!

September 19,2009

Today was Derrick's 3rd birthday party at "the barn". His momma had her hands full chasing after him and Landry while trying to set up for the party. Jackie found a picture online that inspired this cake.

I used a coloring book page to create my chocolate marshmallow fondant cowboy. The sheriff stars and the ropes are white chocolate marshmallow fondant. The cake is butter cream. I used chocolate butter cream as my base before coloring the red. I didn't have to use as much food coloring.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Destination Book Fair 2009

September 11, 2009

Today was the teacher preview for our Fall book fair. Our wonderful media coordinator, Amanda, goes out of her way to make the preview special for teachers. We always have thematic food and games. Since I started decorating cakes, she has made me make a cake to go along with each book fair theme.
This year's theme was destination book fair. So I decided to do a travel cake. The suitcase layer is yellow cake with chocolate butter cream and chocolate marshmallow fondant. The round layer and the world are also yellow with butter cream. The world is covered in white chocolate marshmallow fondant.
I have been experimenting with floral wire and adding "floating" decorations for the cake.