Well, this cake was a doozy for me.
Most of the time when I accept a cake I try not to dab too much into the unknown, lol, but this time I wanted to make the owl figurines for the cake because I am creative.
Eh, in my brain I believed I could do it but I was still so nervous. They turned out okay. Next time I would do some things different, but I have gained more confidence.
The baby Olivia's mom and family loved the cake and I am so pleased.
The owls are chocolate fondant. The plaque is gum paste, hand cut, designed and painted.
The cake is almond cake with mascarpone filling and vanilla IMBC. The chevrons and owl hearts are vanilla fondant.
Until next cake,
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
My first gravity defying cake!!!!! Wow it was an experience and I earned some confidence in my skills.
The cake is actually two weeks overdue for the person it was initially intended for so it became a combination cake. Birthday cake/Honoring Passed Loved One's Birthday. The cake was carrot cake with cream cheese icing, vanilla IMBC and vanilla fondant.
The process was pretty cool, I watched a couple of YouTube videos to get myself prepped.
I went from a mug design to a plastic red cup design in honor of my deceased friend. It was a small inside joke we had and I used that as a catalyst for my design. My dad's favorite beer is Icehouse, so I had him save a can to use with the cake.
After a couple hours working on it, I was finished and boy was I smiling. My sister approved, my baby cousin approved, my dad was like wow!!!!
Winner, winner. I can't wait to make another one... Any Takers????
Well, have a great cake day... on to the next cake...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Well to date, this has been one of the most fun cakes to make...
I mean, who doesn't like Batman... No offense to the Superman fans out there, lol.
I got inspiration for this cake from a black & white Batman cake I saw on Pinterest. Noted differences, this cake has splashes of color, lol and it isnt covered in fondant like the inspiration piece.
The birthday girl loved the design! Especially since it was a combination of Batman and art! I cannot explain how excited I was to make this cake.
The figurines were gumpaste. Hand painted and drawn.
This was so fun for me even though I had several no sleep moments, worried that the gum paste wouldn't dry. Lol, I'm always a bundle of nerves on cakes.
But all the decorations all turned out great... I was so pleased and hoped the birthday girl would to.
The cake was vanilla rum cake, filled with pineapple curd and covered with vanilla Italian Meringue Butter cream. This cake combination is because the birthday girl's favorite cake is pineapple upside down cake. So it was recreated in the combo.
I'm glad for this experience because it showed me that my skills are growing. That's always fun to learn, ^_^
And besides, like i said, who doesn't like Batman, lol...
Well until next cake...