Another jungle baby shower cake! This is the first cake I've made since having my baby, so I was very nervous about being a little rusty. Fortunately, the cake gods were watching down on me and this cake was a breeze. NOTHING went wrong. Bottom tier is chocolate and the top tier is vanilla and according to my husband, both cakes are the best I've ever made (he gets to enjoy all the scrap pieces). And I've now realized that I really need to get back into this, even if it's just making a cake at home. I think maybe I'll start making some fake cakes, just so I can keep up the pratice.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I have never seen the movie Tangled but apparently there is a pretty popular boat scene in the movie. Thankfully there is the internet so I could see what this boat scene was all about. I have to confess that I was going to make the boat and the people all out of gumpaste, but I failed on the people making part. That is something that I am going to have to keep working on. Fortunetly Disney sells lots of toys that go along with the Tangled movie and I was easily able to find exactly what I needed for this boat scene and as a bonus, the birthday girl gets to keep the figurines on top. I also thought of covering the cake in fondant but because it is a really simple design, I wanted to get some texture in there, so I iced the cake in buttercream and did a little wave action, to make it look like water. If you're wondering what the little yellow things are in the water, they are lanterns, or candles, however you want to look at it. In the scene they are surrounded by these while on the boat. I didn't want to have a ton of them hanging because I thought it would look too messy with wires everywhere, so placing them within the waves of the water seemed like the perfect idea. So Happy Birthday Lindsay! I hope you enjoy your cake.
I recently went to a playgroup get together and contributed a cake to the event. I really wanted to make a lemon cake with raspberry filling and figured I could work on my piping skills at the same time. I originally was going to cover the top in roses and then do a scroll work on the side, but I didn't like the way it was turning out so I decided to try out a basket since I've never done one before. I think it came out cute but the best part is that this was pretty tastey.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
My little guy turned 1 on December 29th. It's amazing how quickly a year can fly by. Seems like yesterday I was holding this brand new, tiny baby and then the next thing I know I'm preparing for his birthday party and making his birthday cake! We went with a Winter ONE-derland themed party. I absolutely loved his cake.
Ginger Cake! Made this for my SIL's 30th Birthday. It's made to look like her labordoodle Ginger.
This is the first birthday cake I made my husband. He's a Harley guy.
And the 2nd birthday cake I made my husband. I don't remember where we got the idea to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich but I made one.
Coach purse cake.
My husband's 30th birthday cake. This is probably my favorite.
Made this for my brother's wedding. He's a cartographer so I thought this was perfect.
LSU football helmet cake. First time I've ever tried to make a football helmet. Good thing my hubby had a mini helmet to help me for inspriation.
E-A-G-L-E-S! Made this for my friend's wedding!
|Rose cupcakes for my best friend's wedding shower|
|Cupcake bouquet that I was tricked into making for my own wedding shower.|
|Wine basket. The background is horrible and I stuck an empty bottle on for the picture. I love this cake.|
I don't have many baby shower cakes yet but I do love the cakes that I've made. Can't wait to make more so start having babies people!
|Jungle baby shower cake - made to match the nursery decor|
|Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Cake|
|Turtle Baby Shower Cake for my SIL's bay shower - made to match my nephew's nursery|
|Baby Phillies Phantaic Cake! Perfect cake for a Phillies Phan!|
1st Birthday cakes can be simple but they can also be a big deal. I like to think of them as big deals. Here are some of the 1st Birthday cakes I've made in the past.
|Hugs & Stiches Birthday Cake|
|Cookie Monster Birthday & Smash Cake|
|Seasame Street Birthday Cake & Abby Smash Cake|
I don't even know why I'm posting some of these cakes. Maybe to give an idea of how much I've improved. Oh well, here are the early cakes...
Poker Birthday Cake Birthday Beach Cake
Wedding Shower Cake Beer Cake
Baseball Cake Another Baseball Cake
An attempt to turn my house Christmas House Cake
into a cake