Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wizard of Oz Birthday Cake


Phew! This really took a lot of time for me. Sometimes the imagination exceeds the abilities and time I have! Trying to decide on the design, I came across this painting http://www.brunswickacademy.com/Wizard_of_Oz_painting_low_res%5B1%5D.jpg
and as you can see, that was my inspiration.
And these pics make this cake look so great! Thanks mom! http://stanner.smugmug.com/

The shoes were made from melted chocolate in molds and disco dust which I love but it's not truly food safe. Interesting but cake vendors sell it!



This little Dorothy and Toto took me quite a while but thankfully I had my Argentinian cold porcelain magazines to help. I also used my Yorkie, Boxxy, as a model for Toto. She wasn't a very still model, that's for sure! Dorothy was fondant and Toto was chocolate, yum!! Oh, and the rainbow. I handcut it out of gumpaste, painted it one color at a time and sprinkled Wilton's shimmer dust on each stripe. The cloud were handcut, airbrushed and then swirled with an edible marker.


The cake was handpainted with a combination of icing colors and pearl dust. I'm definitely not a painter, and I really need to get with my art teacher friend for some classes. The poppies were made out of royal icing and airbrushed with gold and red pearl dust. I love poppies! I remember picking them during my trip to Morocco, so I had to get them in this cake somewhere. I put little fondant circles on the backs of some of them so they would stand out.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Butterflies & Bows 1st Birthday Cake


I had this design in my mind for a while and was able to use it with this cake. I marked a wooden skewer and then pressed it into the sides of the fondant to create stripes. Then I handpainted each stripe with vanilla and pearl dust. At first I was not happy with the streaks but in the end I think it really added to the striped effect.


The topper was made by printed out a design off of the invitation on edible paper and then mounting it to fondant/gumtex and cutting with an x-acto knife. The pinwheel bows I made out of fondant with royal icing buttons and I used this pic as a guide http://sweetbows.com/library/ClassicPinwheelBow-scarlet.jpg


I had purchased some butterfly cutters a while back and finally got to use them. I shaped the cutouts on leaf formers after stamping some holes with a wooden Wilton gumpaste tool. After they dried I airbrushed them with vanilla and pearl dust and then filled in the holes with royal icing.

Baby Motif Cupcakes


I want to give a shot out to my auntie who a while back gave me a bunch of candy molds, so her baby motif mold came in really handy. I monogrammed each with an edible marker. The dics are edible paper I printed out from a google pic and cut into circles and then placed on pink fondant circles and marked with an edible marker.


Thanks Shawn!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mi Amor Sweets Cake Tasting, March 6, 2010


waiting for some brides-to-be :)


the setup - I love Amy Atlas! I looked at her pics for a while ( http://www.amyatlas.com/index.php/main/portfolio/ ), and then went to Walmart for an hour. I would love to do wedding dessert tables some day, whenever a bride becomes interested...;)


First time doing banana cake, and it really wasn't that bad....if you like banana.

I can't wait to finally do a dulce de leche cake for someone. In the words of Rachel Ray, it's totally "delish"!


Another not necessary pic, but the photography is soooo pretty!

You can't go wrong with brown and pink....and M 'n' Ms! (See lower right hand corner. Easter season candy went perfect with the colors I chose.)

The glasses are votive candle holders.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

My 100th Post!! & Tweety Bird Cake


Tweety Bird Baby Shower Cake
I covered this cake with edible frosting sheets, pink ribbon strips have daisies imprinted on them with a stamp although it's not shown in the pic.

The tweety bird plaque was made out of fondant/gumpaste, face was handpainted with edible paint and markers.

Another detail was using plastic mesh from Lowes, placing it on top of the frosting sheets, and airbrushing them. This would be more fitting to make napkins, not tissue paper, but it was interesting and easy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Topsy Turvy Cake


Once again I was requested to copy another cake design. I do not know who the designer was, so if any of you cake people know so I could give them credit, please let me know. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=eca84154a5&view=att&th=126040bfb4a4ce6b&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw
Let's just say, topsy turvy cakes still have me beat, but I'm not giving up!


Bow was fondant/gumtex. It's shape is similar to one I saw recently on Ashley Vico's fan page. And once again I love edible markers!

Seaboat w/ Teddybear Baby Shower Cake


This cake was specifically requested to copy the design of a Pink cake Box design - http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake675.jpg
I'm not much for copying other designs, it can be intimidating!

Everything was pretty much a fondant/gumtex mix. The sand was royal icing, brown sugar and some coloring.