Penguins At The Pond For Christmas
This is a carrot cake decorated with cream cheese icing that I did for my family's Christmas party. The tree is the top of an ice cream cone decorated with the leaf tip. I made the penguins using cream cheese icing (the black is from the ready to use tubes). The pond and sides are colored with the Wilton Color Mist. The icicles are done using tip 12 and I made it shimmery with the Wilton edible glitter.
Flock Of Hens
Cupcakes for daughter's Kindergarten class. Got the idea of hens from Good Housekeeping. Used a boiled frosting for the hens, when it dried it was easier to eat than hardened royal icing and held up better than a glob of buttercream in the sun (outdoor party in the South). The nest is made of canned chinese noodles.
6" & 4". Chocolate cake filled with Almond Mocha Buttercream, covered in Chocolate fondant. Hand molded chocolate roses.
Covered in white/chocolate fondant. Cows made of fondant and left out to dry. Chocolate cake with french vanilla buttercream filling. Made for my sister who collects cows.
Bells And Whistles (Front)
This cake was created for Dame Gillian Wier, an English organist, who gave a concert at our church. The organ pipes, handmade from gumpaste and painted with silver petal dust, represented the various styles of pipes on our organ. The trumpets at the top were made from royal icing and painted with copper petal dust. (The back of the cake is the following photo.) The cake is actually in a "figure eight shape" composed of two 12', two 9" and two 6" rounds and an oval topper. All is covered in rolled fondant.
Bells And Whistle Cake (Back)
This is the back of the cake. The bells were representative of the nine zimblesterne bells on our church organ. The bells complete with swinging clappers were handmade from gumpaste and painted with gold petal dust. They were attached to gold wires so they would "ring". The cascade of rolled fondant was embossed with musical notes. The cake table was covered in pages of music for which Dame Wier is acclaimed.
This was my first wedding cake. As the groom was very active in the local Camillia Society, I had planned on using fresh camillias. But they would not be available for an Oct. date, so I created them from gumpaste as close to the coloring and size as I could. There are 25 varieties represented. Real branches were used to lend an authentic look to the flowers. The cake was covered in rolled fondant.
I love the pink and brown combination! Inside and out that is... Inside is a Neopolitan Cake (as the ice cream) Chocolate and Strawberry layered cake between French Vanilla Btcm icing ;-0 Yummy!
Mother in law's wedding cake. 12, 10, 8 & 6" x 4" layers; almond scented filled with almnd buttercream
9x13" Chocolate cake with french vanilla Btcm filling w/fresh strawberries. Covered with chocolate fondant.
Wilton Project Cake
I found it! This was my very first wedding cake, the one you have to design and complete for the last class in the Wilton course. This was last November 2003. I believe 6, 9 & 12", Lemon, Almond & Chocolate respectively with different fillings as well. The instructor did not critique me at all!!!