Had some leftover fondant that was too old to use on actual cakes so decided to play. Not happy with the coralette dahlia but wasn't in the mood to do any more gumpaste flowers.
Salad Birthday Cake
Chocolate cake covered in fondant using wafer paper for lettuce, vanilla cake for croutons and fondant cheese. SInce this is being mailed frozuen from Massachusetts to Austin Tx I placed in a plastic salad bowl. Would have loved to put it in a glass bowl but couldn't take the chance of it breaking.
Family Christmas Cake
For the family Christmas cake, I decided to use it as an opportunity to practice making figures. I am determined to master faces. Used a tutorial by Georgia Ampelakiotou and it was a great help. Also used a tutorial by Avalon cakes for the wafer trees. Didn't curl it as much so I could get this look.
Combined 1st and 2nd birthday cake for my great-nieces. GUmpaste tiara, numbers are gumpaste with a candle inserted in each.
Mother-In-Law's Birthday Cake
Today is my mother-in-law's 94th birthday and I wanted to make a quick cake for her. This is what I came up with. It is a chocolate cake filled with cherries and mascarpone and frosted in mascarpone frosting.
Thanksgiving Day Cake
THis is for the family dessert for tomorrow. CAke is browned butter pumpkin cake.
50Th Anniversary Cake
This was for my brother and his wife for their 50th wedding anniversary. Most of the flowers were done freehand and some with templates.
My contribution for the dessert table for a family birthday party. Unfortunately that meant hubby didn’t get a birthday cake today. This is chocolate cake filled with cherries and mascarpone using a little of the mascarpone filling to crumb coat. Meringues were flavored with freeze dried strawberries since I couldn’t find cherries. Chocolate also has some freeze dried fruit.
Tribute To Those Living With Cancer
This was my contribution to the collaboration. This is the Facebook page for the https://www.facebook.com/Tribute-to-People-Living-with-cancer-and-their-families-WSF-1608050779505445/
Made for my youngest sister's birthday. Since she loves wearing pearls and brooches, I figured this would be appropriate
While googling images of dahlias, I came across a variety called anemone dahlia. Thought it was an interesting looking flower and decided to try making it.
Family Easter Cake
Not exactly your typical Easter cake but this year I want to try different color combinations. This is my favorite flower arrangement to date.
Gumpaste snapdragons, dahlia, and Chinese Jasmine--the looped leaves on the bottom left are wafer paper
Snapdragons And Chinese Jasmine
Snapdragons were made using a template and instructions in Alan Dunn's book Flowers for All seasons. Chinese Jasmine were made using a Stephanotis cutters but snipping a bit off the ends.
My Brother's Birthday Cake
When I was trying to come up with ideas to make my brother cake something meaningful and special, I remembered some of the paintings he had done over the years. I got out my wafer paper and using pictures of his work I set out to replicate them. To be honest, I was not sure I could pull it off. Tried making a figure that resembled him and his dog. Best part was his reaction when he saw his cake!
Motorcycle Birthday Cake
Cake for someone who loves his Harley and thinks minions are adorable. Kept cake plain since this was being mailed from Massachusetts to Texas via priority mail.