Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chameleon Chameleon!

Tiernan wanted a real Chameleon for his birthday, but that wasn't really an option, so I gave him the next best thing. A chameleon cake, of course! I made a white chocolate cake and colored the batter green, blue and yellow and then swirled it just a little bit in the pan before baking. Then came the fun part - decorating! It was kind of a pain to carve a cake that isn't dense like a pound cake and the mouth looks ridiculous because it started to cave in (it's supposed to be open) and I was a little worried that it wouldn't look very good but in the end I was pleased and T loved it. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Halloween Birthday!

We had a combined Birthday party for Justin/Halloween party on Halloween and I made this cake for J. It was Buttermilk Devil's Food cake with Bavarian cream filling and butter cream icing. Deeelish! I made the haunted house by hand from candy melts. (The idea for this cake came from the Wilton website but this is a scaled down version of the one they made. The house would've had a "cleaner", smooth look w/ royal icing, but it wouldn't have been as tasty and I thought this looked more spooky anyway.)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Carrie's College Graduation

I made this for my sister's college graduation luau celebration! The cake was a white coconut cake with sweet lime curd filling, frosted with vanilla buttercream. This was my first attempt at making a person out of fondant, so please pardon the feet. And the fact that none of thise is proportionate. :) I had fun making this cake and all of the little personal things surrounding her, like her daily planner, and one of her favorite books, the Count of Monte Cristo. And of course, the can of Diet Pepsi with Lime. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cake at Tiffany's

I made this Tiffany Box cake for a friend of mine for her Bunco party.
The cake was Devil's Food with vanilla buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant. My hand was totally shaking when I piped the words, and I didn't make them very straight or uniform in size. :(

Going Bananas! Monkey Baby Shower Cake

I made this cake for a friend's baby shower. It was a banana cake, of course, with vanilla buttercream.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Megan's Baby Shower Cake

I made this cake for my sister's baby shower. It was a vanilla cake frosted with strawberry butter cream and covered and decorated with fondant. We decorated the room with clotheslines full of some of the new clothes for the baby, so I copied that idea onto the cake.  The box, toys, shoes, etc on top are all hand made out of fondant and gumpaste. This cake was really fun to make.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Puppy Cupcakes

My daughter LOVES dogs, so it was easy to pick a theme for her 2nd birthday party. Puppies!!! I got the inspiration for these cute little cupcakes from the Hello, Cupcake book.
These were chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.