Saturday, November 28, 2009

3D Pumpkin Cake!!!

Didn't know about the cool bundt idea until after I baked the cakes already, but it worked out fine. I baked three very thick 9 in. cakes and then carved them down.

This was one of those "good cake" days, you know? No real setbacks and the finished product is pretty much what you had hoped for. After carved, frosting, and covering with fondant, I airbrushed the cake, starting with yellow, orange/red, brown, green, and a little black. The stem was fondant and marshmallow fondant mixed together. The leaves were cut out of fondant, thinned out, embossed, handpainted, airbrushed, and stuck with wire. The wire I actually painted with vanilla/coloring and then painted on top with green pearl dust to help keep the color.

Since this was for family and I use family as my cake guinea pigs, I tried a new recipe which was peanut butter cake, torted and filled with chocolate ganache and Reeses peanut butter chips, and then covered with chocolate ganache and a thin layer of vanilla marshmallow fondant.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flower Baby Shower Cake

This cake was devil's food chocolate with vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant.

Each fondant leaf was veined, handpainted, and hooked with wires. Then I stuck each leaf individually into the cake. The cake was airbrushed. On the top I made some lines with an embosser and then used some orange and brown airbrush paint to add detail. The baby was made out of fondant and I used a stamp that said "Shower" at the front of the cake.

And of course my mom took these fab pics -

Another Georgia Cake

It was very nice to return to an old design. This was for a 50th birthday. I made the top using a Georgia stencil I made by hand and the airbrush. It didn't come out as clean as I would have liked, so I'll need to work on that.

Another Monkey Cake

Once again, this is an old design, however the mother helped add a new spin on it by requesting that the top tier be only done in buttercream and brown dots. As always, the buttercream and I fought constantly, but I think I won, hopefully.

horrible pic but you can still see how happy the monkeys are :P
I used my klay gun for the green vines and it's really nice but it was so hard to press out. My fondant I think was too tough, so I added glucose and that seemed to help. Does anyone have tips on using the klay gun?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

21st Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache, and Marshmallow Fondant
I used a cookie cutter for the fondant cutouts and handpainted them. The bubbles were premade with royal icing.
The cake was airbrushed and sponge painted with pink pearl dust.

The mug is candy clay that was airbrushed and piped on top with royal icing. I touched up the royal icing with silver pearl dust to add depth.