Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Birthday Cake!!

So I did get a cake after all! An icecream cake! My husband's a genius! One day I'd like to try to make a icecream cake, but for now, I'll happily let Dairy Queen indulge me :)

Jordan XII Shoe Cake & Basketball Cupcake Display

French vanilla cupcakes, frosted with vanilla SWB and topped with fondant basketballs. This idea I orginially found in Elisa Strauss's Confetti Cakes book.

This cake/cupcake display was made for a girl's 16th birthday. She plays basketball at Hephzibah. The stand is a Wilton stand, and I really like how it went with this design.

This is an attempted replica of the girl's Air Jordan XIII tennis shoes. The cake was french vanilla also with vanilla SMB, and covered with Wilton fondant.

I didn't have a shoe to copy, so I looked up a million pics on the internet. The shoe came out a little fat. I have a tendency to always make things "fatter" in proportion.

Baby Blue/White Gift Box Cake

This was for a baby shower for a boy obviously. It was pound cake with vanilla SMB, covered in Wilton fondant and handpainted. The bow was made from fondant.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fantasy Flower Pot Cake

This was made for a special grandmother's birthday. I had made these fantasy flowers a while ago and was looking for a chance to finally use them.

The cake was lemon with swiss buttercream, covered in Wilton fondant. it was handpainted. When it dried, I painted it with piping gel to give it a ceramic shine, but that was really a big mistake. The ivy did not want to stay on at all.

Pink Baptism Cupcakes

Chocolate with vanilla buttercream, candy clay crosses, decorated with royal icing dots and fondant cherry blossoms brushed with pink pearl dust.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Zebra Flower Cake

Thanks to an old high school friend, Lynne Charles, I finally got to do another pretty cake, yeah!

This cake was for a 17 yr. old's birthday. I was told she didn't get a sweet sixteen, so I hope this cake makes up for it!

This was my first time trying out bead decorations. I really like the idea, and although they're not edible, I don't really think most people eat the wire decorations anyway.

Flowers were made out of fondant with gumtex. Paint and royal icing were used.

The cake was devil's food chocolate, torted and filled with chocolate swiss buttercream and chocolate ganache, covered with marshmallow fondant that misbehaved very badly on me for some reason.

Although, it's not a full-blown topsy-turvey cake, I carved it a little, to give it a whimsical feel. Cake was also painted with teal pearl dust.