This is my favorite as it was done for Icing Smiles. The recipient was an older sister of an adorable little boy with half of a heart. When I got it set up he sat back and said "Perfect!" That made it all worth the 150+ hours I invested in it! The finished cake is the second photo in line :)
This is my favorite as it was done for Icing Smiles. The recipient was an older sister of an adorable little boy with half of a heart. When I got it set up he sat back and said "Perfect!" That made it all worth the 150+ hours I invested in it!
The finished cake is the second photo in line
wow--what a ton of love went into that exquisite creation
It's an allusion to an informal drinking society that originated among military and naval pilots, involving being able to give the "clean" answer to questions with obvious "dirty" answers, and asking each other the "Are YOU a TURTLE" challenge question (if you are, you are honor-bound to give the answer, loudly enough to be heard by everybody in the room, or to buy everybody in the room a drink).
Except that when shouting out the response to the challenge question, you don't say "Equus asinius"; you use the 3-letter word for a donkey.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Club (original post updated with link).
I am very much a beginner and almost feel unworthy posting my pics here after some of the beautiful works of art above! I only joined the site yesterday and can already see that I'm going to become well and truly addicted! Anyhoo, here are my two favourites for 2012 (I must learn to take photos with my camera instead of my phone - apologies for the average shots)...
This is my most recent cake - a gluten free mud for a beautiful Christmas Eve birthday girl. The design is my own with some inspiration from Google Images! The inside was frosted with raspberry buttercream and I'm told the birthday girl's sister has been eating the frosting and fondant and handing it back to Mum, requesting another 'piece'! I just loved the bright colours and was plased with how my punt at drawing the 'buzz lines' came off!
This is my second wedding cake, made for a friend's brother and his bride in November. The flowers were all handmade which is what made it so special to me - I hadn't done much like that before. The angle of the photo skews it somewhat (the flowers on the top weren't in a straight line from front on - more of a 'cascade'). The day was a scorcher so my sister and I delivered it an hour and a half from home with the air con up as far as it could go (we were both frozen by the time we arrived but the cakes were all ok and that's the main thing!). 120 mud cupcakes, a 6" cutting cake and a mention in the groom's speech - you have to be happy with that!
AI have not dabbled in decorating AT ALL...but you guys artwork and decorating skills are amazing!! Keep up the great work!
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I've done so many that I like this year, but my fav was my birthday cake. It was a 4 tiered buttercream cake with fondant quilling flowers & butterflies...
You just got pinned my friend! Great cake!
OH wow.. I feel so honoured! :D
Thanks FromScratch!!! I am going to be pinning a number from this thread, your absolute STUNNER cityscape included, best Topsy Turvy cake I have ever seen!
The turtle was fun to make! The 50th anniversary cake was made for a couple I love dearly.
Now, keep in mind I have not done many cakes the last few years, maybe 4-5 a year and usually rushed. Not only have I not been able to learn any new skills, my hands are getting shaky & my eyesight not so good, so my piping is not anywhere near as precise as it used to be :( This cake for the a friend of mine's daughter's 16th birthday. I tend to prefer natural colors, so I wasn't sure how the cake would look with the more vibrant colors she requested, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Some shells are white chocolate, and some are fondant. The coral is either royal icing or chocolate. The guests refused to eat the shells because they thought they were real.
These were my 2 favorites for 2012. Designed them myself rather than copying so got a lot of satisfaction out of doing both. The dragon cake was for my Dad's 80th birthday and I wanted something that alluded to how ancient he was. Christmas can hover around 40C where I live and the ocean is across the road
so I quite often make Santa cakes associated with the beach.
This was my favorite. I was given complete design control of this cake. The bride told me the cake was to be vintage theme with soft pink and cream colors. She sent over a picture of her dress, and a few other accent pieces for the wedding and this is what I came up with! Everyone LOVED it! I get to re-create similar designs again a few times for the 2013 wedding season,
Thanks for looking
Three of my favorites...just started in November.
Such beautiful cakes in this thread!! It was hard for me to pick a favorite that I've done this year.....they're each special to me!! Here are 2 of my favorites
Hey, I saw that cowboy cake on Cake Wrecks the other day, as the "what the customer ordered" (but not what they got!). Really cute cakes!