Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Barrel full of Flowers

This was a birthday cake order for another friend of mine who loves chocolate.  Her husband surprised her with this cake. 

The cake is chocolate decedent cake, which means lots of yummy chocolate.  The filling was chocolate ganache and the top was chocolate ganache with chocolate wafers crumbled up to represent soil. 

The barrel is made out of Kit-Kat bars.  The frosting is butter cream and the roses are marshmallow fondant.

Sports Cake

I got an order for this sport cake from a friend of mine.  It was a white cake with butter cream filling.  I used my standard marshmallow fondant and butter cream icing. 

 I knew this cake would be a challenge because of the unique ball shapes and getting it all put together. The hardest part was the baseball because of the shape of the laces and actual stitching. I used royal icing to make the laces. 

Structure was an issue as the basket ball was difficult to add on the cake.  I ran sticks into the cake to help hold it on but what helped most was lots of icing as glue.

The Football came out way better than I imagined.  I was able to get the laces right and even put stitching on.  Also, I used a texture mat for the Basketball.  You know the skid proof drawer liners you can buy in a roll at Wal-Mart? Yeah, that stuff is great!  I also use sheets of it under the cake in the car for transport so the cakes won't slide.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pumpkins and Mice

 My Grandson's school asked for donations to a fundraiser they were having at their Fall Festival.  I looked on the internet and saw this cute cake and decided it was appropriate for the occasion. 
The cake is a spice cake with buttercream frosting.  I used my homemade marshmallow fondant and Wilton's Gum Paste to make the mice.