Little Pumpkin School House
A "back to school" cake done for a homeschool group, this was in October hince the pumpkin. Cake covered and figures modeled with homemade marshmallow fondant.
I demonstrated how to make these during the 2007 San Diego County Fair this year, I had 1 hour. Most of these were made per request from children in the audience. If you can make a ball out of fondant, you can make these! I got these ideas from polymer clay books!
Piano Sheet Music Tiered Cake
This was a last minute throw-together for the 2007 San Diego Cakes on Parade Show and Competition. Cake covered in fondant, "sheet music" is rice paper written with edible ink pen, paino keys are also fondant. Music staffs on sides of cake are royal icing.
Pastillage Koi Fish
Base and center support is wood all other pieces (171 pieces!) are pastillage. The was in the 2007 San Diego Cakes on Parade Show and Competition.
Pirate Treasure Map Cake
My 10 year old son made this cake for the 2007 San Diego Cakes on Parade Show and Competition. He placed 2nd in the junior fondant division. Airbrushed Fondant covered cake with fondant map, chocolate rocks, brown sugar dirt, and gold foil covered chocolate coins.
My 9 y.o. son's entry for the 2006 San Diego Cakes on Parade Contest benefiting MDA. He used the Wilton car kit for this and placed 2nd in junior-non cakes category.
Burger, Fries And Root Beer Float
This was my entry for the 2006 Cakes on Parade Contest sponsored by the San Diego Cake Club. The whole event proceeds went to MDA. The burger patty is dark & milk chocolate; the cheese, tomato & pickle are candy clay (tomato & pickle also piping gel); bun & onion are fondant; lettuce is gum paste; fries are marzipan; root beer is gelatin; ice cream is white chocolate. I took second place in the hand molded chocolate/non-cake category.
White cake with strawberry filling. Decorated with decorator icing, and royal icing. Penguins, Polar bear, and Walrus are fondant. Block ice wall made with sugar cubes. Piping gel used for water and "chilly" ice accents!! Notice the humor incorporated into this wintery scene!
Birthday Horse Cake
My first BC transfer. I had to perform surgery on it too! I have such a week grip so I used a 4 tip to outline and the black outline bled, so I made another leg and amputate the original and attach the new one. This time I used a 2 tip and it worked much better but required more squeezing. The birthday girl didn't even notice and it didn't bother her mom, They were just glad that I did the cake and were very happy with it. But me, I need to practice this technique more.
Frilly Teacher Birthday Cake
Wedge shaped white cake with apple filling iced in BC. Notebook made of fondant with tylose and notebook paper is rice paper. I kicked the teacher out of her classroom for about 10 minutes and had the kids each write something nice or just happy birthday on a piece of rice paper with edible ink. I then "filled" the notebook with these pages. Pages are held together with floral wire. Cake is accented with gum paste flowers.
Wilton Mummy Cake
Wilton Mummy Cake "All Wrapped Up". My 8 y.o. son had a blast helping with this. This was one of the easiest Cakes I've ever done. This really is fun and simple to do, highly recommend doing this with your kids, they will love helping, was lots of fun!!White cake baked in metal mixing bowl, crumb coated with chocolate frosting and wrapped in fondant with candy clay spider, we used black licorice for the legs and rice cereal and marshmellow eyeballs (royal icing for whites & blood vessels and M&Ms for iris)
Witch (made using Wilton's wonder mold) stooped over a swirling cauldron. Cauldron made from two bowl shaped cakes. Brew is made of a base of marblized green and white royal icing topped with clear piping gel. Candy bones are submerged and floated on top of brew. Sugar cone witches hat airbrushed black and trimed in royal icing. Flames made with a striped piping bag technique then dusted with orange and red luster dusts. Witch is flanked by marshmallow pumkins and ghosts.
Old Fashion Pram
I did this for a friend's baby shower (this is my gift). 4 layers in 2 tiers. Buggy is covered in MM+White Chocolate combined fondant, bottom cake is covered in Decorator's Best Frosting with gumpaste flowers.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Cupcakes baked in ice cream cones and decorated in decorator's icing. Made these for my son's 8th birthday for a lunch time birthday party at his school for his class. The teacher really loved this idea instead of the traditional cake or cupcakes - far less mess!
This is my 22nd Annual 2005 San Diego Cake Club's Cakes on Parade Cake Contest entry in the Scuplture category. This cake didn't place in the top 3 but I got soooo many inquiries and postive comments on it. Appearently the crowds and my fellow decorators loved it, just not the judges. This was an engineering feat getting the flower bowl to stay on top of the "batter pour". Decorated in fondant, gumpaste, pastillage, royal icing, rice paper, and lots of pearl, luster dusts, and edible glitter.
Sushi & Noodle Lunch Marzipan
This is my 1st place winning entry for the 22nd San Diego Cake Club's Cakes on Parade Contest 2005 for Forgein Techiques - Marzipan. The maki rolls, prawns, wasabi, ginger, noodles, cookies, plate liner, and chop stick holder are all marzipan. The paper fortunes and the nori (paper around the maki rolls) are edible rice paper. All marizpan is hand molded. Typicaly marizpan are of fruits and vegies (ho-hum), I wanted to do something different, It paid off, I won the division with this.
Another store bought cake that I rescued for the frantic mother of the birthday child. Color flow square in center used for the mat. Plastic figure gymnastist.
Witch Brewing At Cauldron
This is actually two cakes, wonder mold for witch's skirt and two bowl shaped cakes for the cauldron.
Ghoulie And Ghoulie Bag Cake
Great way to use up my leftover fondant of assorted colors. A really fun and popular cake!
This was a farewell cake to the Band director at my daughter's high school. Cake is covered in fondant, figure is fondant, back drop is chocolate, sheets of music are rice paper. Pls notice the printed "music" around the sides of the cake. All decorations are edible! No wood or plastic used here.
Race Car Cake
Match box size fondant molded race cars on a fondant track with flag. Sheet cake frosted with decorator icing.
White Lace And Roses Anniversay Cake
Traditional "wedding" type anniversay cake with decorator icing, fresh roses
Black Widow Cake
Pipe cleaners for legs, goggle eyes, and plastic teeth, super easy to make, the trick is getting "black" icing instead of grey or purple!
my 4-yr son made this cake. Cake baked in coffee can with breadsticks stuck on each side and fondant draped over and then trimmed. Food color markers made eyes and mouth.