Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flickr

monster truckMoving box caketurkey cakespring wedding cakeStitched Sugar Owl Cake TopperChristmas present cake
Pumpkin Halloween cake Baby dragon cakeWizard owl Halloween cake Eagle scout cakeSnowman  cakePico de gallo cake
Hello Kitty cakeBible book cakeGolf bag cakeMickey mouse cakeLittle green men, cut :(Large rose cake
My daughter with The rose cakeToy story Little Green Men Cakeskate ramp cakegumpaste sk8r boy and skateboardGator cake holding the footballtopsy turvy cake
I wanted to share some of the cakes I have made and are posted on my flickr phogtostream. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Not your Grandmother's Cake Decorating

This Mothers DaBoldy week was filled with Flowers, Sugar flowers of course!!! My sister and I taught a cake decorating class at our church's Women's Enrichment Night. The cake decorating class was so much FUN!! What I loved the best was the sign up sheet that read.

The class consisted of us teaching how to make a flowerpot cupcake, covered in fondant, and a fondant rose.

Along with us teaching the class, there was food, ladies teaching how to make these really pretty, and fun aprons, Quilting and they where even planting herbs in a flower pot. My daughter didn't even stay to help us. She learned that night that she was really into quilting.

I have to admit that I was really nervous about teaching the class. I have always believed, and still do, that everybody can make fun whimsical cakes. Well these group of ladies proved me...RIGHT!! Everybody, and I mean everybody, did any amazing job . Their flower pots turned out so great and there sugar roses where just beautiful. What impressed me the most was the class's age range. It was just a fun, and amazing night!



These Ladies truly inspired me. I really hope that they make these flower pot cupcakes and sugar roses again. Oh, and if they ever want to invite to teach more cake classes, well, I am so there!



Look how pretty this rose turned out.




A finished Flower Pot Cupcake , Wow!!!


Cake Balls

So how is it that I'm now finding out about cake balls?!? I'm always left over with loads of cake scraps. I came across these delicious little marvels, from my friend Jill ,who made them for her daughter's wedding. Can I say that her cake balls were Yummy!! She had placed her cake balls on a stick and sprinkled them with color sprinkles. Along with the Cake Balls, Jill had even made carmel, and chocolate covered pretzels.





What I really liked was the way she had displayed them at the wedding. She had placed them in these beautiful brown wicker baskets.Of course I forgot to bring my camera and didn't get a picture of the cake balls displayed this way, but I did bring home a lot of Jill's cake balls, and they did not last very long. Our tummies loved them, our thighs, not so much.


So my sister, daughter and I decided to make them for Teachers Appreciation Week (May 11- 15). We had every intention to make them in a shape of an apple, but life got in the way, and we just made very simple versions of the Cake balls.



There are many ways to make cakeballs. I am going to share with you the way I made them.
You bake a cake, when it is done and cooled, you crumble up the cake, and add about a 2 cups, or more if needed, of frosting. Then just ball them up, and freeze them.

When they are somewhat frozen, I dip them in melted chocolate. Just let them cool and and harden, and there you have it, Cake Balls. My daughter and I also made mini Carmel apples, dipped in chocolate, and then covered them in chocolate bits.


So to Jill, your Cake Balls are yummy.Thank you for sharing your genius with me. To the sweet newlyweds who Jill made these for, I want buckets and buckets of your fondant ;)

Check out www.bakerella.blogspot.com for other fun, cute and unique cake ball ideas!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Of all the cakes I made this week of Easter, My favorite by far is the Easter Bunny in a suit cake. I have to admit that I was really sad to see this little guy leave me. So to not be to sad, I made a quick bunny cake for our family to enjoy for Easter. So, for this blog entry, I'm having my twin sister write about the Easter cakes. So everybody, HERE'S ALBA...
Oh how excited I am to talk about my sister cakes!! She is so amazing, but I have to say I have enjoyed the Easter cakes she has made.When she said she was going to make a bunny cake I though, OK. But this cake was really great. I had the honor of delivering the cake and the client, at first thought it was a statue!! The bunny was so cute ,so well done I hated the idea that someone was going to cut into it(and on Easter of all days) The detail was so well done that I could not believe how far her talent have come along in a short amount of time. She makes it look so easy, and her work is so clean. I geek out ever time I see them. Keep up the great work."wink"

Monday, March 23, 2009

Gumpaste tiara



When I first wanted to learn how to make a tiara, all i could find was instructions on how to make them using royal icing and a tiara template to follow along on. Well, let's face it, I have never been good at royal icing, and I mean never. So instead, I played around with the idea of making the tiara out of gumpaste. I'm sure this is not a new concept,making a tiara out of gumpaste, but I'm just so happy that the tiara turned out so well.


It didn't cross my mind to photograph the steps, so instead I am posting a great cake decorator,Sharon Zambito, instruction to how she made her crown. She is an amazing cake decorator that also sells great how-to dvds. So check her out.


another great site that has a tutorial on how to make a gumpaste crown is from 'My Sweet and Saucy'

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lolipop Cuppies

So awhile ago I had seen these really fun shaped lollipops. These brightly colored, clear, yet very colorful lolly's were so enticing. If you had seen how they were displayed, all bunched up, I swear you would have been just as eager to buy them as I was. They reminded me of the candies that you would see at the Hello Kitty store, Saniro.

So I used the candies, or should I say, my daughter, ended up using them for her birthday cupcakes that she was taking to school. I love how my daughter decorated it with brightly colored sugar sprinkle on the frosting before placing the lollipops in the center of each cupcake.
Looking back now, I wish I had bought a year worth of them. They are just so pretty, don't you think?




The Royal Pillow Crown Cake

When I was making this cake, I keep thinking that it won't be that hard to make a pillow with a crown cake. I mean really, I carve , cover in fondant, create a quilt design...
I think I ended up jinxing myself. The carving part, not so hard. But it was the rope detail on the side of the cake that got to me. I was set and ready to add the tassel details, when what do I see dropping, the rope detail. AWW!! Honestly, gravity stop bringing my cakes down!! So for my first tip, that I'm sure for many who have been making cakes know, use clean, pins. Just until the the gumpaste rope detail drys on to the cake. 
As far as the crown is concerned, make it at least 2-3 days a head of times, out of gumpaste. I went ahead and added a chocolate champagne bottle.I have had too many cake accidents to know that if you can try to assemble as much of the cake as possible at the event, then do so. Things on a cake have a way of falling off and even breaking on the car ride. So for the bottle I placed it in a box, lined with bubble sheet. The crown, well, I took a chance. I went ahead and left it on the pillow cake with royal icing holding it to the pillow cake. I know what I just got done saying, but I'm stubborn, it's to late for me to learn, but it's not for you ;D

So with out further ado, I present to you the...
The Royal Pillow cake ( Ta Da ) !!