This first one is was a combo birthday party that two of my friend's threw for both of their hubbys' 40th birthdays. Unfortunately the party was delayed for two days because of the weather. I posted about this a while ago... I was worried that the cake wouldn't taste fresh after four days but there was no way I had time to start over and it was way too big to refrigerate. I tasted the cake at the party and I thought it tasted fine, just not quite as flavorful as usual. Nobody else noticed this except me Anyway, I was trying to make this cake look like a volvo turned into a star wars type spaceship. One of the guy's loves his old volvo and the other is a star wars fan. I had a heck of a time trying to come up with an idea for this!!! I had a lot of problems with this cake and wasn't thrilled with how it turned out.
The second cake was for a surprise baby shower at my son's preschool. I had a lot of fun with this one! After my pathetic attempts at modelling luke skywalker and yoda I had to revert back to a teddy bear, LOL!
I think they are both fabulous....nice job!
How can you NOT be happy with the Volvo/Star Wars cake??? So much detailing!! It is really awesome!!!
And your baby shower cake is delightful!!! So adorable.
Both cakes are truly wonderful!!!
BOTH cakes look fabulous!
You made the teddy bear?? It is so cute!! How did you do the sides on the baby shower cake? They are both awesome....you should be really proud of yourself, IMHO, of course.
Wow!! They are both terrific!! I would love to know how you did the sides of the baby shower cake too!
One other question, how long did it take you to do the cakes?
Both look great. Are the sides of the baby cake done with patchwork cutters by any chance? I've just bought a set but haven't had a chance to use them yet but they look very similar to what you have here.
Great job on both, but the teddy bear is my favorite. It is just toooo adorable.
I love both especially your baby shower cake, wish i had as much tallent.
Your cakes are cool. I especially like the baby shower cake, it's sooo pretty.
Nice! I love your baby shower cake. Great fondant work.
Both cakes are awsome! Congrats!
They both look great!!! You did a great job!!
Both the cakes look fantastic!!!!!
aww the baby shower cake is so sweet-nice color combos
great job on both!!
I think you did a very nice job on both cakes.
both cakes are VERY cute! Would love to know more, too, on the sides of the baby shower cake. You did a great job!
I love your shower cake, it's gorgeous!! Please tell us how you did the sides so perfectly.
Both cakes are awesome!! The baby shower cake is just too cute Please pass along your secret. Curiousity kills the cat. K'ly ^,,^
I love both cakes, you did a fantastic job keep up the good work
Great job! Love them both
i like both of these cakes. they are very awesome
WOW! Both are really nice. The quilt is breath-taking! Wonderful work.
I love both of them!
Star Wars Volvo gotta love that
I too am interested in how you did the sides of the baby shower cake.
Heck I'm interested in how you did bothe of them
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! The quilt cake was actually pretty easy to do. I adapted it from Lindy Smith's cake in her book Celebrate with a Cake.
I was at Jo ann's and happened to stumble across these plastic impression plates, made by Fiskars. There was six different plates with a pattern on each side. I think they had another whole set of different patterns too. So I rolled out my fondant a little bit first, then place it on top of the plate and rolled it out a little more onto the plate to really transfer the pattern. Then I cut out the squares. This took a while because I had six different shades and six patterns. I cut most of them out ahead of time and covered them with plastic wrap so they didn't dry out much. It was actually helpful to have them a tiny bit dried out b/c they were easier to handle. Then I place them onto the cake in a somewhat random pattern. Then I made all the little bows to make it look more "finished". The bear was modelled out of fondant. I made a mini quilt for the bear by cutting out small squares and a trim and then rolling it out a little to seal edges. That's about it.