When my daughter asked me to make her a "moon" cake for her birthday it took all my hard earned maturity to repress the inner teenager that just wanted to make an entirely different cake.
Instead I ripped this idea straight from Pinterest but used an alien instead of an astronaut.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I love my new cake stand!!!
This cake was done as a sample for a wedding cake. You may notice that cake in the above picture is slightly different from the cake in the picture below.
They are in fact the same cake. The client just wanted to see two different frosting styles. The first was a rough frost. The second is a rugged linear frost.
I love both styles. I really like the trend right now (not something I usually say) of the rustic wedding cakes. They are not as polished, but every bit as beautiful.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Holy Crap. I think I just made the cutest cake ever.
If you know me at all, you know that I just LOVE polka dots.
They are the theme of my whole kitchen.
A few years ago a saw this technique done on a cake and had to track down the lady who did it and pick her brain to find out how she did it. It has taken me forever to get around to it, but you can bet I will be using this method again...and again...and again.
Will someone PLEASE ask me to make a tiered wedding cake in this style!!!!!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
This cake was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!!
I don't know if there was something wrong with the fondant or if I was having a really bad day, but nothing was working right.
First, the fondant kept tearing as I covered the bottom layer. For those who have never worked with fondant, it is a huge pain in the a** to remove fondant from a chocolate frosted cake. I finally had to give up and put a second layer of fondant on the bottom. I was pretty frazzled after just covering one tier.
Second, the chevron print decided to rip as I was applying it. The worst part about that was that I spent 1/2 hour delicately cutting it in one long strip. So that had to be redone along with some improv to conceal tears that I couldn't otherwise cover.
By the time I got to the top tier I didn't care that there were wrinkles in the fondant, I was just happy it was still in one piece! Then I sprayed it gold. This was a new thing for me and I really liked the result. What I wasn't prepared for was that it was a bit tacky after it dried so I couldn't fix the fact that it is tilting slightly.
The flower was my redemption. It was beautiful!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This cake was pinned over 200,000 times on Pinterest.
How could I NOT try my own version of it???
It was supposed to be made in a 9x13 pan. I'm not a fan of 9x13 pan cakes so I did a 3 layer 9" round cake.
...didn't go well.
It still tastes good, does that count?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
So a few weeks ago I made some zombies that were to be put on a wedding cake. I did a post about them then.
Well, the bride was very pleased with the result and sent me pictures of the final product.
The top of the cake was only 4" and there was a brain up there as well, so there wasn't much room to set the scene.
One of the zommbies was made to be dragging the bride away but it looks like there wasn't room and they put it on the bottom tier instead. No matter, still looks great!
The bride liked them so much she has had them shelac'ed to preserve them. Yay!!!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Last week I went to Montana with Steve for a few LAX games he was reffing. All of 18 hours before I left, I got a cake order that needed to be completed before I took off.
Luckily, it was a baptism cake which usually means white, it was for a girl which means flowers are good, and I just happen to have created the cutest simple-yet-chic flower good for every occasion.
BAM! Instant baptism cake.
Oddly enough, this is my very first missionary themed cake.
This Sister Missionary happens to be going to Argentina. According to google, a popular cake there is a white cake with caramel frosting. So that is what it is on the inside. (Note to self: The caramel frosting is DIVINE!!!)
The top layer represents Argentina's flag.
The tag is in Spanish and has the name she will go by for the next 18 months.
I thought long and hard about what to put on the bottom tier that would somehow represent the life of a missionary. I thought about doing a globe-like tier, an old-tymie map, or even scriptures.
In the end, I decided on a suitcase. I always wanted to try one and this seemed like a good time to go for it.
I am pleased with the end result. More importantly, the missionary like it!!!