Cake I made for my SIL's shower. Thanks to Jo0312 and marmoura for the inspiration for the topper.
Fondant covered with fondant swags and ribbon roses. This is the first traditional shaped cake I ever covered in fondant. There were some imperfections due to some cracks but I think it still turned out well.
This cake was one trouble after another - I was ready to give up. MY SIL looked through all of my books and pointed out what she liked and this is the end result. It is in BC with gum paste plaques and roses (on top). The top two tiers were damaged in transport so I had to patch the BC the best I could and improvise on the bottom borders.
This was a shower cake for a family member. Their color is navy so I was stumped for ideas. I planned on using this cake as shown here but when they saw the edible flowers I brought (in case a repair was needed after the hour drive) they wanted to have them on the cake too. I'll upload that pic too.
Fish In Pond
I was asked to make a brthday cake and the only thing I was told was that he likes to fish. After my first cake nightmare I wasn't so sure I was up to trying a fish again but was inspired by one of Mac's fish cakes. This fish cake turned out better than my last but its still never quite what I pictured and hoped for in my head. I still enjoyed getting the practice though!
My daughter spotted this cake in the Wilton Yearbook as soon as I got it and had it picked as "her" birthday cake. The castle is chocolate with royal icing accents on an oval cake. This was my first attempt at drop flowers. Hopefully I'll get to take a class or two over the summer.
This is based on a cake in the Wilton 2007 yearbook. We had a family Christmas early since my husbands cousin was on leave from Iraq. The squares are fondant and it was my first time making something other than MMF. It wound up sticking so the square decorations didn't work out well. I ended up having to rush on the top layer so it didn't turn out as well as hoped either but it was the first practice I've had time for in months so at least I had fun!
Chocolate Square Tiered Cake
Top tier is german chocolate with coconut pecan filling. Bottom tier is white with cookies and cream. The numbers are chocolate candy melts. I ran out of time to do it and had hardly anytime to try to smooth it. This is my first time doweling and it went pretty smoothly thanks to all the great advice on the site!
This was my first time using MMF, using luster dusts, sculpting and painting on a cake. I think it went okay but the MMF started to crack in a few places. I wish I would have put in some seaweed or gravel with BC because everyone at the party thought it was out of the water. I got the idea combining several pictures I saw in the galleries. If yours was one of them thanks for the inspiration!
Practice - 1St Bc Roses
This is my first cake that wasn't for one of my children's birthdays. Just a practice all in BC. This was my first attempt at BC flowers. I definitely need to work on my icing consistency! I think I need to invest in a cake divider/marker set and practice my alignment as you can see from my placement - but I had fun.
Thomas The Train 2
My son enjoyed his first Thomas cake so much that he's asked for a variation each year, He actually designed this one by telling me what he wanted it to look like. As usual there were a few boo boos but he enjoyed it. The bridge is actually part of his toy wooden train track wrapped up in saran and covered in the BC. Cake was made before I found CC as you can tell by the runny canned frosting!
I had recalled seeing this cake on the Wilton site and thought I would give it a try. I made this cake in January but I wish I would have added some feet and done something different with the antennas. I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever make another one. I tried to use colors to match the bright napkins and plates for my DD's party.
I pretty much only get to decorate cakes for my children's birthdays. Hopefully I'll get to take some Wilton classes one of these days so I can improve. The spires on the castle are made of inverted waffle ice cream cones on top of upright traditional cones. The flags are just card stock attached to toothpicks. I made this one before finding all the great advice on CC. Now I want to try a post CC castle cake!