Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cake Ideas??

So I'm trying to come up with some ideas to get my fellow cake lovers and blog readers more involved in my cake decorating process. I've got a few ideas but I think I'll just try one for now. Seeing as how I just started this whole endeavor not that long ago, I'm running on a handful of tried and true recipes. I could really use more cake flavors, filling flavors and even icing flavors. So, here's my attempt at getting everyone that reads this blog to participate in my cake baking journey. Please post a comment that lets me know your FAVORITE cake flavor. I would be even more grateful if you would post a recipe!! I won't even tell anyone if you want to give away "grandmas secret famous cake recipe"!! haha. I'm going to wait until Aug.3rd for all comments and then I'll pick one person (randomly) to send a special surprise to! Don't worry, it's not cake (unless you live close and you want one!) so it can safely be mailed to anywhere in the US. I'll post the chosen poster on the 3rd and get your shipping information then. Remember, you don't have to post a recipe if you don't have one, your favorite flavor cake will be fine too! Thanks dear, faithful readers!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pink Ribbon Cake

A happy birthday cake for the mother/grandmother of one of the sweetest families in Lexington, SC. The cake is strawberry (my first time making this flavor cake) with buttercream icing. The top of the cake is covered in a layer of fondant. All decorations are fondant. I'm really starting to get the hang of fondant ribbons! This cake was fun to work on and I actually really enjoyed covering part of the cake in fondant, I may be ready to try a fully covered fondant cake now!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy 19th Birthday!!

This birthday cake was so much fun to make!! I was contacted by a very sweet girl, here in Columbia, that requested a "girly girl" 19th birthday cake. Her birthday party colors were black, pink and white. She said she liked shoes and that was all it took to get my imagination flowing! Here is what I designed for her:

White cake with butter cream icing. Decorations are fondant. The only decoration not edible are the white pearl spritz strands on top.

I still have so much more to learn, but I am loving every second of cake decorating!! I really appreciate all of the kind comments people have been sending my way, Thank you!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cakes, Cakes and more cakes!

I've been busy baking cakes! So please forgive me for my lack of posting.
A friend needed a cake for a co-worker of hers. His favorite university football team is Alabama. Here is what I designed:

Al the Elephant is Alabama's mascot. Cake is Vanilla with buttercream frosting. Al is rice krispy treats covered in fondant. All other decorations are fondant.

Its a Girl!! I was thrilled when asked to make cupcakes for a baby shower in Irmo, SC. The hostess wanted pink and green. She also requested the babies initial "E" and a few baby items. Here is what I came up with:

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. All decorations were fondant.

Pacifiers, teddy bears and bottles.

I loved making the little mini fondant ribbons for the teddy bears.

The latest cake, my Dad's Birthday Cake!!! I LOVED making this cake! I'm a big daddies girl so this cake was also very special to me and I wanted to make it perfect. I designed this cake to match my dads hobbies. He is seriously a big kid. I wanted to put all of his "toys" on his cake. Which would include a boat, a dirt bike, and a remote control airplane.

His favorite, chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. All decorations are edible. The only thing not edible on this cake was the "fishing line".

The remote control airplane is crashing into the side of the cake. This symbolizes my fathers "skills" with remote control airplanes and actually goes way back to when he was a small child, haha.

The large mouth bass!!You can see the dirt bike peeking around the side of the cake.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I scream, You scream...

We all scream for Ice cream...cake!!
One of the sweetest little boys turned 2 this past Saturday. I was thrilled to make the birthday cake for his ice cream sundae themed birthday party!!

This cake was a blast to make!! Once again, everything is edible. The ice cream sundae is made from rice krispy treats, fondant and gum paste. The other decorations are all fondant. The cake was chocolate with buttercream frosting. The cupcakes were made to match.