Sunday, April 15, 2012

Buttercream Issues!


I know better than to get my buttercream too soft, but I ignored the fact I did and then hoped for the best. This cake gave me fits as a result. I kept trying and trying to get the buttercream smooth and sharp but that just wasn't going to happen. One day I will learn! Fun design though!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Candy Clay Rose


Playing. Just playing.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Peacock and Beer Wedding





A peacock and beer wedding? Yup. These almost drove me to drink. Poor peacock looks more like a dove, no? haha And the beer bottle cake; well, I was pleased with that one, but it took creating 2 molds (first one failed) over a 6 day period and casting 9 bottles before I got 3 sugar bottles that did well. I get an A for not giving up on that one.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!





I really liked the way the top Pot of Gold cake turned out. I was pleased with my leprechaun. The other cakes...meh...didn't feel like I was on my game this weekend. :-( Ever feel that way?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Peace, Love and PJs Themed Cake; Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt Cake



I really had fun working on this cake and it really was easy to assemble! Bed is a 11 x 15 sheet cake halved and stacked, iced in buttercream with a buttercream bedskirt using a large rose tip. The headboard was cut from gumpaste and textured with a texturing mat I bought in the clay department at Michael's. The cover is fondant decorated with food color pens and the girls are made with modeling chocolate. I'm loving working with the modeling chocolate (candy melts + karo syrup) because the chocolate doesn't dry out as quickly as fondant (can be a problem for me) and it TASTES GOOD. Hope Anna Lauren likes her cake!

This cake was done for a fella who is returning from a year in Korea (military). He loves his Polo shirts and he has twins who are 5 months old that he hasn't seen. His wife wanted the rattles on the cake to represent them.