Sunday, November 29, 2009

Busy few weeks...

I remember commenting a few weekends ago that I truly had nothing to do that weekend. I also remember thinking that it was the calm before the storm....I sure was right! I have had a busy last 2 weeks and haven't updated this blog in a few weeks. Thanks for looking and I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

The cake below was for a 1st birthday party. The cake was based off of the invitations, plates, napkins, etc for the party. It was a 10 inch and 8 inch 2 tier cake that was yellow cake with chocolate ganache filling. The bunny is fondant.

This anniversary cake was for the same day as the bunny cake. It was an awful, rainy day and the humidity was really causing me problems. The buttercream wouldn't set properly to really be able to smooth it and the bow completely fell apart during the drive. I was able to rebuild it, but it caused some damage to the buttercream frosting and the copper fondant border.

I really had fun with these cupcakes and smash cake for a friend's son's 1st birthday. The frosting on the cupcakes was made to match the invitations (which matched the menu you can see in the pictures). The footballs were made of fondant with royal icing piping.

The smash cake for the birthday boy was a 1 layer 4 inch round cake. For the top, I made a cooler to go with the theme of "Max's First Tailgate". The cooler is made out of fondant with sugar candy ice and fondant baby bottles in the cooler. What made this so fun was being able to put a Chicago Bears logo on the cooler! Living in Houston I don't get to do too many Chicago teams.

Finally, I made a cake this weekend with the theme of "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed". The monkeys were made of fondant and were a lot of fun. The headboard was a big cookie and the bananas are Runts candy.

Here are closeups of each monkey:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two birthday cakes this weekend

I did two birthday cakes this past weekend. One was for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday. The theme was a ladybug picnic. This was the biggest cake I have done to date! It was 10, 8 and 6 inch rounds. I had a lot of fun with this one.

And a close up of the picnic basket and the ladybugs enjoying their picnic:

The second one was made for a friend of a friend. The birthday boy has a hobby of DJ-ing/spinning and she asked if I could make a cake to look like a turntable. I was way out of my comfort zone with this one since I am not familiar with them at all. I found some different pictures online and did my best with it. I am happy to report that the cake was a hit!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wedding cake cookies

Wedding cake cookies. They are sugar cookies covered with rolled buttercream. The pearls are edible and the flowers are fondant.