Halo Xbox Cake
You can find about a gazillion XBox cakes on the internet; well, now you can find a gazillion and one. The XBox is cake, the controller and helmet are RKT. The helmet is modeled after a spectacular helmet *cake* made by Alana Hodgson. I couldn't handle the concept of trying to tackle it in cake!
Cute Kitty Birthday
Catcreations has the cutest cake, featuring a kitty under a pile of string and adorable pawprints; I copied her design for this 10" cake (many thanks!). Whipped Cream Buttercream covered cake with fondant accents.
Ice Blended Baby Shower
The design of this cake is based on a lovely tall cake by Rouvlee, but the hostess wanted it to be more girly and flowery. The Aine-2 style figure on top is a gumpaste model of the mom-to-be enjoying her favorite drink, an ice-blended mocha from The Coffee Bean!
Diaper Tote Bag
If you like this cake, you must go see the original found here http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1273200 . MAJOR thanks to CakesByLJ for her enthusiasm and assistance! The cake is iced in BC and then covered in fondant. Knuffle Bunny has an internal armature of tinfoil to lighten his weight; he and the other decorations are gumpaste. Let's not forget to thank stellastarchild for the awesome sneaker template too!
Icarly Birthday Cake
I used the partyware as inspiration for this iCarly birthday cake for two girls, ages 6 and 4. All fondant decorations except the computer, which is gumpaste; the little deco's on the computer screen were rolled out of tiny pieces of gumpaste too. I used a chocolate mold to get those tiny keys on the keyboard, but everything else was modeled by hand.
Child's Music Lover Birthday
A 1-year-old's birthday cake. This was fun to make and much easier than I'd anticipated. If only the original idea were mine! The drum and exploding stars design is 100% from a cake by supermummy; I simply added in a piano key layer. OK, but the music notes were my idea! :-) My first time using wires; I glued them into skinny straws with white chocolate, before placing them into the cake.
Converse Sneaker Baby Booties
My try at stellastarchild's adorable Converse baby sneaker template. It was so easy to do, although I had a heck of a time getting the mold to work, so the shoes are not really the shape they are supposed to be as seen in far nicer versions on CC. Anyway this is an 8" round cake covered in IMBC and then fondant, with fondant and gumpaste stars. The cake was "OK" til I added the dragees. Dragees rock! Idea to use a simple star design came from JennerRed01.
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Reproduction of the album cover for Guns N Roses seminal album "Appetite for Destruction." Fondant covered cake with gumpaste decorations. This cake would never have been possible without my clay extruder! The skulls were modeled entirely by hand, and the 3-dimensional banners, which actually lift off the cake, were lettered using gel paste and a small paintbrush.
Happy Irish Birthday!
Ireland's O'Brien's Tower was recreated in gumpaste for this Irish-themed birthday cake for twin women. The husbands requested a "fun, crazy, Irish party cake" so I threw in everything Irish I could think of: tons of little potatoes, Guinness, clover, shamrocks, pot o' gold, a harp, an Irish coffee, a leprechaun's hat, Celtic knots, and balloons in the colors of the Irish flag. The sign is hand lettered with edible ink. The cake design was loosely based off of one of my favorite Tonedna cakes and I modeled my sheep twins after Evone's adorable Shaun the Sheep.
This cake was almost the death of me, but I pummeled it into submission. The wheels marvelously obscure the horrible lumps at the bottom and a few well-placed flowers take care of some torn fondant spots. Cinderella looks a little mannish but you can't quite tell from here :-). Anyway you've all seen variations of this cake. I tried to model mine on the one in the actual Cinderella storybook...however the wheels are a direct copy of LeeAnn's here on CC.
The party was at Chuck E. Cheese, so it seemed fitting to try some pizza cakes! Each is a single layer 10" round but since I torted and filled them, they look like deep-dish pizzas. The idea, of course, was from the many, many pizza cakes here on CC. The crust and veggies are fondant, the "sauce" is pureed strawberries, the mozzarella is IMBC, the pepperonis are fruit rollers and the parmesan is shaved white chocolate. The pizza cutter is made of gumpaste. I somehow managed to pipe the birthday inscription - twice! Yay me! LOL.
Basketball Birthday Cake
This quickie basketball is missing several key elements that I would have liked to included, such as a proper basketball texture and also a themed cake board. But for a rush job and my first experience with the sports ball pan, I was satisfied with the results.
Happy Irish Birthday!
An 80th birthday cake for a woman who is also proud of her Irish heritage. Her daughter requested something simple with butterflies and flowers, and I incorporated some shamrocks to accent the design and add a touch of whimsy. The smooooth IMBC was iced using Antonia74's method, and all of the decorations are fondant or gumpaste.
Birthday cake for a 9-year old boy who is crazy about the animÃ© hero Naruto. Naruto in his "nine-tailed fox" form, when he develops foxlike characteristics and a fiery aura. All fondant with 50/50 figure and weapons. I actually placed more weapons on the cake at the party, as requested by the mom!! The flame surrounding Naruto is made from melted jolly rancher candies, and the plaque is hand cut from gumpaste, designed to mimic the Naruto logo.
Remy's Revenge--My First Cake Disaster
I wrote a long, colorful thread about this in the cake disasters forum when this happened in 2007, but since the Remy met such a violent end, I thought he belonged in here too. There are pics of this cake in my gallery from (obviously) before the cake rejected my darling rat and hurled him to the floor along with the lovingly painted fondant. I went on to write about 1000 posts trying to get to the bottom of how to wrap a tall cake in fondant, since clearly my chosen technique did not work! Meanwhile, I was able to re-ice the cake with straight buttercream...not the same as cool copper fondant, but it worked ok and at least no longer looked like it had been attacked by Remy's family.
Thanks For Finding My Cat!
My cat escaped one night and I didn't notice he was gone til morning. I flyered the telephone poles and handed out flyers door-to-door. A lady saw the flyer...and my cat! Now he's back safe and sound. I baked this 6" cake to thank her and her family. It was a pistachio cake with cardamom and orange zest, iced with Whipped Cream Buttercream. Note: WCBC does not crust, nor does it smooth well. Lots of air bubbles! The cake is pretty thrown-together but I wanted it in my gallery anyway :-).
Woodland Forest Rock Band
The dad-to-be was a "little bit country" + his wife was a "little bit rock n' roll" and a big animal lover. They both loved playing the game Rock Band, so this is what I came up with! I used Aine2's "not so supernanny" baby as a model and adapted it to the theme. Everything is edible, but there are toothpicks in the drum stand and to hold up the sign. I put closeups on http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceshell/3057596792/in/set-72157605561032924/ -hope that link works!
Mermaid Birthday Cake
This is the main cake for a child's 1-year-old undersea themed birthday party. (The smash cake that goes along with it is posted separately.) Iced in IMBC and covered with fondant accents. You may recognize the Sculpey mold for many of the sea creatures, but others are freehand and modeled after notmymum's cute creatures. The gumpaste mermaid keepsake sits on a fondant-covered foam rock, and was made with the help of Aine2's face and hand tutorials. Good old cookie crumbs for sand
Octopus Smash Cake
This is a little four-inch smash cake to go along with my mermaid birthday ensemble for a 1-year old. The cake is iced in IMBC with fondant accents and ground cookie sand. The shells are molded fondant, and the name was hand-rolled from fondant as well. The octopus is 50/50 and is a near-exact replica of a gumpaste octopus made by lilyZ. The extra space on the board was to accommodate the mom's "1" birthday candle.
A Santa-themed cake for a little Southern California girl's December birthday. Santa is made of gumpaste and hot glue. Yes, I said hot glue; he broke just before I put him on the cake!! The cake is iced in IMBC and smoothed using Antonia74's fabulous smoothing tips; this is the first time I have EVER gotten IMBC this smooth. How ironic that I had to "roughen up" the top to make waves. The sand is made of cake crumbs and sugar, and all other details are fondant or gumpaste.
Hunka Hunka Elvis Birthday
Homemade gumpaste Elvises!. Heavy inspiration from CC of course, with the seated one specifically modeled after seraphim's adorable Elvis figures, using Aine2's techniques. The party was late at night at a bar and I knew nobody would care what the cake tasted like, so I picked up a plain white cake from Costco (dig those air bubbles and crumbs!) and festooned it with the Elvises and some fondant decorations. Thankyouverymuch!
Just a little cake I made for a friend's harvest-themed cocktail party. All handmade from fondant/gumpaste. The cake itself was an apple-banana cake layered with homemade chocolate caramel, as well as cream-cheese buttercream, and iced in IMBC. I enjoyed looking at all of the harvest and scarecrow-themed cakes here on CC, but didn't memorize any single cake for my design. I hope it doesn't too closely resemble anyone elses!
Christening For Twins
Made for a good friend's christening for her twin girls. I freehanded the babies out of gumpaste using a pic of the adorable sleeping babies made by by greengirl as a reference. Thanks also to luthien3 whose style and color scheme inspired the overall design. The plaque and flowers are gumpaste, and the plaque is inscribed by hand with an edible food marker. The celtic cross on the front is fondant. The purple ribbon is real satin.
For a preschool Teacher's Appreciation luncheon. The flowers and dragonflies are gumpaste, and the rest of the deco's are MMF, and all have a good coating of Super Pearl dust. I just loved making this cake, including the challenge of achieving a symmetrical carved shape, yikes! Fudge brownie cake torted w/ IMBC+ganache+raspberry puree filling (I went a little crazy!) Iced in IMBC and then covered in MMF. This is my take on a cake designed by CakesbyLJ; I hope I did the original justice!
Smooshy Little Snowman
Just a quickie cake I made at my MIL's the day before Christmas. I had zero cake decorating supplies, not even shortening! (thanks to CCers who assured me I could make MMF w/o it) and only liquid food coloring so I wanted to keep colors to a minimum. I just made Aine2's little snowman and tree, love that tutorial! Of course being made of MMF the snowman sagged immediately, but I still thought it looked more Christmasy than an undecorated cake. Hazelnut cake w/chocolate ganache bc, covered in MMF.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece
Yes, another double-bundt pumpkin! Pumpkin cake on the bottom and a chocolate cake on the top with cake scraps to fill in the hole. Crusting cream cheese icing and fondant accents with gold+copper luster dusts. In retrospect I would have done the leaves and tendrils in gumpaste so they would have stood up off of the cake. Also I was running low on icing which is why my pumpkin "ridges" go out instead of grooving inwards. Whoops! It's not as noticeable if you aren't comparing it to a real pumpkin...