Saturday, September 20, 2014

Have your cake and eat it too...

Okay, so I don't usually eat them, but here are some cakes I've done this year

Baby Shower

Baby Shower

Teresa's peacock cake for her 16th Birthday

Clue cake for my Dad's 70th

Valentine Cupcakes for Nathan's class

Princess cake for Addison's Birthday

Cookies for the Daddy Daughter dance at Rosedale North

Owl cake for Camelia's 18th Birthday

Pirate cake for Nathan's 8th Birthday

Baby Shower

Friday, February 7, 2014

Let's do some catchup

Not the condiment kind...

Here are the last few cakes I've done since my last post.
This is the most recent cake I made for the author that came to Nathan's school, Kevin Janison.
I just love doing cakes for the authors and choosing something from the
stories. This one had to be done with little time, since we had just returned from vacation.
But I'm really happy with the way it came out. I especially love the effect the painted food coloring
had on the hat. It's Deputy Dorkface's hat.

Look at that, another western themed cake. This was for a retirement party.
I took great care in making the belt buckle and red bandana with fondant

This was a last minute farewell cake for a student teacher
I love this one. At first I was worried about what I would do, then I thought
to use the cake board as the brick, and I love the way it came out.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Octopus cake

Today is my daughters 15th birthday! This is the cake I made for her. I used the ball pan, which was perfect, rice crispy treats for the legs all covered in fondant. I was told I needed to use a dense cake or the ball wouldn't hold it's shape, so I did a little research and it seems to have paid off. If you ever want to make a box cake mix more dense all you do is add a box of pudding and use 1/2 the oil and 2 TBSP less water(I used white cake with lemon pudding). Make sure you tap the pans on the counter and bring the air bubbles to the surface.

The legs took a full batch of rice crispy treats. I molded them last night and used foil to help them keep shape. We lost some form over night, but that was okay. I would recommend letting the treats sit over night and then shape it again to get rid of as many bumps from the rice crispies as possible. I've also coated the treats in warm fondant to fill in the holes, that works well too.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Under the Sea!

My nephew turned 2 a few weeks ago, and I had the privilege of doing his cake
The octopus is rice crispy treat, the rest of the decorations are fondant on
blue buttercream frosting

And some mini cupcakes to take to his friends at daycare
All buttercream

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another cake for Dad

I thought for a long time before I decided what I would do for my dad. The last one I did for him did not turn out how I had hoped - at all! It had a complete remodel. So this year I wanted to so something cool, but simple enough that I knew I could do it in the little amount of time I had. I was very happy with it and it tasted yummy! (lemon with buttercream)

It was very simple really. I found a picture I liked online and drew it the size I would need. Then I cut out the shape and did a soft outline. I always have a hard time recreating the shape on the cake, so this makes it much easier for me. Then I just started piping the dots. I like using the dots it lets you create a small and detailed picture. The side said "Happy Birthday You Will Have"

YAF Cake

I did this cake for a luncheon for the Author that came and visited Nathan's school this year. I copied a page in the book

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I was asked to do this cake for a Christmas party.

It's a big cake, enough to feed 50. Chocolate with chocolate filling. I brought out the airbrush again.