Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby Belly Bump!

I made this beautiful pregnant belly cake for a wonderful couple welcoming a little girl very soon. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting ( my favorite!). The colors were different shades of pink with a little pearlized white.
I got to use my new edible marker to write the text at the bottom. My hand writting still leave a lot to be desired but it is improving..... Right

I used 2 different sized bowls from Ikea for the bumps. I also got a new flower cutter for all the daises on the dress.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Silpat!

So for Valentine's Day, Joseph got me a new Silpat. A Silpat is a silcone mat that you can roll fondant out on. They are lovely since they are easy to clean, non stick but they are expensive. I have another Silpat, I bought it myself when I started making cake and I ruined it probably about 2 months later.

Apparently Silpats are not exacto blade safe? Who knew? I was making my friend Ben a cake, the Horde symbol cake. I printing the Horde symbol off and traced it onto fondant to make the symbol accurate. Well then I used an exacto blade to cut out the image...... Yeah it cut through my mat and so now it has a permants Horde symbol cut through it. It is still usable but if I were to use it to roll out fondant to cover a whole cake it is very likely the symbol would make an apperance on it. But now I have a new one! I will not use an exacto blade on this one, I promise!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kiss Cake!

Today is Joe's dad's birthday :) Happy Birthday Bob! He is a huge Kiss(the band) fan so it was easy to pick out a design for his cake.
The cake is a Yellow Vanilla Sour Cream Cake with Vanilla Buttercream. Joe was enjoying eating the scraps!

It is not seeming that I am getting better at buttercream cakes. I used the wrong kind of buttercream to get it nice and smooth like how I would like. I did get to pipe stars though and that was my first time. Very easy to do!

We made kiss faces to go on the cake but I think it looked very nice without them so we left them off for now. I am bringing them with the birthday celebration though just in case we feel they are necessary at that point.