Monday, December 28, 2009

My Nephew´s Baptism Cake

So, here I am in Argentina, and I still got a chance to scratch my cake itch! This was for my little nephew Eugenio´s baptism. My husband´s family postponed this special occasion to share it with us.
The figurines I made beforehand and brought along with my marshmallow fondant and a box full of my most important cake decorating tools.

The shepherd was somewhat inspired by a ¨Precious Moments¨figurine. I used a guide on the internet for the sheep. It comes from Utilisima, a great cake decorating tool here in Argentina
Yanina made the cake and I ganached and covered it in fondant. Everything is made with fondant. I worked in a very small space with his family watching, but it turned out ok. My sister-in-law is a trained artist and she helped me with the design and gave me the great idea of covering popsicle sticks with fondant for the fence instead of having to wait for the fondant to dry hard. She also gave me some great tips on mixing colors.

By the way, it´s summer here, and boy was this cake sweating! I learned a great lesson which is to always make sure the legs of a figurine are made out of fondant that is equally as hard as the body. The pink fondant was way too soft and kept squashing under the sheep´s body weight. The sheep on the top jumped off the hill and committed suicide!
I used a fan brushed to paint the texture for the grass and that turned out pretty cool.

Here I am with my hubby, my sister-in-law, Yanina, and the adorable nephew, Eugenio.

Me and the cutey-pie

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hockey Puck Cake

Washington Capitals Hockey Puck Cake

Cake was yellow with chocolate buttercream, covered with chocolate ganache and fondant. Airbrushed black. Fondant logo with handwritten message used with edible markers.

John Deer Birthday Explosion Cake

The was a variation of the explosion design from Planet Cake's book. This was a 50th birthday for a John Deere lover.

Tractor was made out of candy clay. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, covered in chocolate ganache & fondant.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Florida Gators Cake

Helmet was made out of rice cereal bars, covered in candy clay and fondant with gumpaste for the mask brace. Gator was made with a mold and fondant.

The cake was yellow with cream cheese filling, covered with white chocolate ganache and vanilla fondant. The cake was airbrushed and dusted with silver pearl dust.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Most Recent Wedding Cake

Here are some pics from my most recent wedding cake.

The bride opted for an easy design, which I was very thankful for since this was only my second wedding cake and they're still a little scary!

Wedding topper was purchased from "If It's Paper" on Washington Rd., a great little shop for wedding and party supplies. The flowers were handmade from fondant and painted with pearl and petal dusts.

The cake was fudge marble with chocolate buttercream filling and covered with chocolate ganache and vanilla fondant.
My husband took the pics and my mom edited them. A big thanks to both!