Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthdays continued....weekend of January 9th.

The 2 birthday cakes for January 9th were both challenging, but in different ways! The train themed cake was for a 2nd birthday party. The trains are cookies decorated with royal icing and the design as a whole was based on the party invitation.

The cake below was ordered as a suprise by a husband for his wife. The cake was celebrating 2 birthdays-that explains the "Chapter 26" on the cover and "Chapter 27" on the spine. Cutting out the letters for "New Moon" and the "Chapters" was extremely difficult and time consuming. I piped the Happy Birthday message with buttercream.

This coming up weekend I am making cupcakes for a friend's baby shower. They will have a lady bug theme. Stay tuned and as always, thanks for looking!

So Many Birthdays! Weekend of January 2nd

January has been a pretty busy month so far with requests for birthday cakes. The rest of the month will be pretty busy as well, but it will be all of the baby showers that are gearing up!

The cake below is a 12" round (the first time I had used my 12" round pan) and was for a 40th birthday. The water is piping gel dyed blue, the boat is chocolate and the fisherman, catttails, duck, turtle, rocks, etc are fondant.

The cake below was for a 3rd birthday Sleeping Beauty party. I got to use my new airbrush for the first time to add a shimmer to the pink and blue layers (which you really can't see from the pictures).