Saturday, August 29, 2009

Elmo Cake for Twins

Elmo's head had to be done twice. The first time I used rice tries stuck in the cake with a skewer, but the skewer totally split the head apart, so then I had to resort once again to a styrofoam ball.

Eyes are candy clay, nose is fondant, cake is fudge marble with vanilla buttercream. Hands were made out of candy clay also.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bill!

This is one of those unique requests for a man's birthday who apparently goes all over the place running errands and helping people. He drives a 2002 Nissan Maxima which is what that is supposed to be.

The cake was lemon with cream cheese frosting. Car was made out of white candy clay.

3D Dinosaur Cake

Dino got back! Everything was pretty much fondant except the underpart of the tail was candy clay. Cake was marble fudge with chocolate buttercream.

His accompanying egg for the birthday boy.

Phew, this cake was super tough! The body seemed okay, the arms were a little small because I was running out of the fondant. Then I got to the head, and what a disaster! I had planned on using candy clay but it seemed way too heavy, so I ended up using a foam ball. I'm not super happy with the face. It's one of those faces that a kid will either love or have nightmares about later on.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tractor Cake

This design was created from the invitation which had a red, yellow, and green tractor. I have them wrapping around the cake, although the red one is the only one that shows in the pics.

Cake was chocolate with vanilla buttercream, covered in Wilton fondant.

Cake was chocolate with vanilla buttercream, covered in Wilton fondant.

Purse Cake

My first purse cake, complete with chocolate candy clay pearls, fingernail polish, keychain, and lipgloss.

The cake was chocolate with chocolate swiss buttercream. I didn't make any plans or calculate dimensions before and I really should have. While delivering the cake, the handle completely melted and fell off and the fingernail polish fell down. Stressful delivery to say the least!!

40th Birthday Cake

Chocolate cake with chocolate swiss buttercream icing, convering in hand-painted fondant

Another Butterfly Flower Cake

Vanilla on vanilla, this was for a little girl's 1st birthday, I love doing these. I really hate my pics of this cake, that's okay, the bottom two tiers are covered in fondant, but the top is simply buttercream so the child can get messy! Flowers and butterflies are all fondant.

Smiley-face Sugar Cookies

Angel's adorable daughter, Trinity, eating some smiley face cookies I made for her class. This was my first recent attgempt at making decorated cookies.

Desk Cake

The birthday lady was a secretary or something similar for Maid Your Day, Inc.

Desk items were made out of fondant and modeling chocolate.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

X-Box 360 Anniversary Cake

The wife wanted two controls for her and her husband. It was a surprise cake for the husband. The controls were made out of rice krispie treats, frosted with vanilla buttercream and covered in fondant.

Fudge marble cake with chocolate buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant and Wilton fondant. Thanks to my brother, Nathan, for letting me borrow his X-box as a model.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pink Girlie Cake

his was for a shower. They wanted pink, brown, white and feminine.

These flowers kicked my butt!They should be easy I suppose but we're not all fast learners! I watched this video to practice:

I had wanted these letters to stand up, but it was not in the cards today! Cake was strawberry with vanilla buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant. Fondant was used for all the decorations, except for the piping which was royal icing.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Laptop Cupcakes

These actually came before the laptop cake, so it helped me get a little idea of how to pull it together.
Thanks to April McClung for taking these pics!

Laptops are fondant/gumtex, screen is fondant written on with edible marker, keyboard is chocolate clay. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Laptop cake

This cake wore me out! I had to do the screen like four different times! I tried pastillage, fondant and gum tex, and then I finally resulted to candy clay, phew! I stuck wooden skewers through the screen to help support it. Other than that, this lappy is completely edible.

Yellow cake with swiss meringue buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant. Keyboard is chocolate candy clay. White screen is fondant. Royal icing and edible marker used for letters. I used a cutdown credit card to make the touch pad indention.

The birthday girl liked lime, so I went with that, since there are some lime laptops out there. This laptop is not really a pc or mac, it's just really a conglomeration of a bunch of google photos I looked at, which was not necessary since we have like 3 or 4 working and non-working laptops hanging around here.

CPR/First Aid Training Cake

This cake was for a CPR and First Aid training with Maid Your Day, Inc.

Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Fondant bows, royal icing accents, buttercream piping, and of course I practiced a little more with my airbrush :)