|Wedding greeter: Charlotte casually hanging out.|
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
|My first Minion cake. I say "1st" because I know there will be more.|
This little guy took a lot more time than intended. This is where experience will help me down the road unfortunately, I have to waste so much time and cake with these life lessons. But it is always worth the end result; a Happy Customer.
The flavors were chosen by the birthday boy; cake was chocolate fudge with a peanut butter fluff for the filling. Rave reviews and I am grateful. This cake was ordered from my former teacher that saw some of my cakes on Facebook and ordered this for her darling grandson. It was so nice to be able to do this cake for her and Edan, and even more wonderful to see her again. Thanks, Nun.
Friday, August 22, 2014
What a Hoot!
I love this cake, in case you didn't notice Mia's favorite color is orange. The ombre effect is so popular right now, so I incorporated it into the sides. It was a special cake which was made gluten-free and dairy free. The buttercream was made with shortening, coconut milk and clear butter flavor. The cake is a vanilla cake from Bob's Red Mill selection. It turned out delicious and very light I was very impressed. I always like to make a mini cake for tasting.
|Toasting Marshmallows with her Bestie|
|Love this digger dog|
Mia has two pups in her home one is the yellow lab making his own marshmallow and the other one is a unique breed called a Malinois (Belgian Shepherd~ Look him up he's stunning). I wanted to respect his breed, so I simply made him a digger which I have been told is his number one favorite thing to do.
My favorite element on this cake is the tent and Mia. the tent is a RKT smothered in white chocolate and covered in fondant, talk about a sugar rush, YIKES! I discovered during this cake if I freeze all my molded fondant before popping them out they are so easy to remove from molds. Duh, thanks "Amazing Wedding Cakes" show for a friendly reminder about this hint. Truth be told my daughter-in-law Kristi told me about freezing fondant when using my Cricut cake machine, but I didn't even think to connect this method for all my molds. The best part about freezing a fondant piece is that when it condensates it is perfect for applying to cakes because it's sticky.
The trees I make are from a smoothie straw I cover with fondant and texture to look like bark. Then I stuff a hunk of fondant in a sugar cone then I stuff the bark straw into it. This will keep it from jiggling around when you transport or move the cake. These really need several days for all the chunky fondant to dry hard but they are pretty forgiving once they are delivered. I love to use a straw because I can put a heavier dowel straight into the cake and slide the bark straw right over the dowel for increased stability. I haven't lost a tree yet. I simply pipe tree leaves in layers on the sugar cone and Voila!
This cake was made quite quickly. My darling DIL, Kristi's little niece was having a birthday party on Saturday and she wanted me to help her make Brooklynn a cake. Her Mom threatened to go to Walmart to get one, but Kristi nixed that idea and said my MIL and I can make one. So lickety split here she is. The only downside was that we had to incorporate toy horses since we were in such a time crunch. I must admit they look adorable on the cake.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Annie & Hailey love Nature
This cake was made for two darling little ladies that loved their previous camping cake so much that they asked their Gramma for another one. You can see it is mostly buttercream with handmade fondant figures, complete with a squirrel, 2 bunnies (one bunny digger), a frog prince and lots of butterflies. I hand carved a hill to show that Annie was hiking and Hailey was swimming in her own private lagoon.
I have to make this particular cake Gluten-Free for the girls since they do not tolerate wheat and it has been ordered on several occasions now. It is a vanilla chocolate marble cake layered inside to look like a zebra print (photo to follow when I get my hands on one).