Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jedi Logan's BB-8 {Last of 3}

For my Not-so-Nerdy Friends:
BB-8, sometimes spelled Beebee-Ate, was a BB unit astromech droid who operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. It had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of its body made up of a ball on which the droid's head rolled. BB-8 was mostly white, with some silver and orange on its body, as well as a black photoreceptor. The droid belonged to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, whom he accompanied during his flights on his T-70 X-wing fighter.

Okay enough of the geek explanation now onto the cake. It's my version of BB-8 (as per online inspiration). It is a domed chocolate cake covered in vanilla BC. What else can I say except I hand cut all the decor and the sand (graham cracker crumbs) is on top of the base made of fudge cake and also vanilla BC.  I hope Logan will enjoy his surprise cake too.

Annie's Zoo {2 of 3}

This little cutie was a creation made from Annie's vision. She wanted a zoo cake with a hippo, elephant, giraffe and monkey.  Sunday she asked to change it to a zebra cake but most of the decor was done so I had to keep on track due to making 2 other cakes as well.

She wanted a confetti cake and since I make all my cakes from scratch it was fun to seek a good recipe with Jimmies in it. Turned out delicious.  The outside was frosted in a new American buttercream (BC) recipe that turned out dynamite it'll be my new go to vanilla BC.  The cake has the animals safely in their habitats with Pirouline spiral cookies.  The sand is graham cracker crumbs and everything is edible on the cake.

Dream Big Hailey {1 of 3}

This cake is the first one of the three I made this week for my friend Sheryl for each of her grandkids: Hailey, Annie & Logan. 

Dream Big Hailey

The cake flavor she chose is a marble cake with fudge ganache, milk chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache in a ombre-ish pattern on the sides. The cake was also dirty iced underneath the ganache with Chocolate Malted Buttercream.

This cake was  a surprise cake for the recipient and the grandmother, Sheryl said she wanted to be surprised too. I was commissioned to make a cake for my friend's 14 year old grand daughter and all she said was she likes pastels and wears Birkenstocks. Wow that was a challenge, so I decided to start searching for the latest trends in "Boho" designs. I decided on this dream catcher with sugar paste feathers dusted to look like watercolor. The cactus flower on top is a pretty coral color with a few more feathers to highlight the design. The cactus flower was labor intensive and took about 90 mins to completely make it, of course not including the 2 days drying time.  The 25 feathers I made took 1 day drying time, but I cut them from a leaf cutter and sliced the plumes with an exacto, only took about an hour or so.  The catcher was piped with chocolate ganache and the border was the turquoise buttercream.