We're having a surprise party for my MIL's 60th birthday today. My FIL asked me to put a Berner on her cake. They breed them. I don't think this is what he was expecting, but I know he'll love it. Hand painted with buttercream. First time trying this technique. It was loads of fun! I love that I could created depth in the picture by actually adding depth, rather than trying to shade everything. I'm really happy with how this came out.
I know this cake's been done over and over, but I don't know who to give original credit to. Anyone out there in cake world know? This was ordered by my daughter's teacher to celebrate her parents 50th wedding anniversary. I was supposed to be doing a replica of the couple's wedding cake, but she couldn't find a decent picture of the cake. She brought a pic of his cake instead.
My SIL asked me to make my niece a copy of my Baby Audry cake. I decided to give it a shot in a two tier version. I went with buttercream rather than fondant, too.
I was asked to reproduced a cake originally made by Pink Cake Box, but in buttercream rather than fondant.
Some up close details of the bottom tier of my spongebob cake. all hand painted with food coloring on fondant.
Totally ripped off this incredible design by chocmocakes with her permission of course! The lid is fondant covered foam core and by the time I got to making it I was exhausted after teaching all day, then attending an after school workshop, then icing and decorating pretty much all the rest of the cake (pretty much after a 15 hour work day) so when the thing started giving me trouble, I had no time (11:00 at night), nor energy to fix it up and make it look perfect. My tissue is droopy, too, but I don't care. I was tired! I wanted to go to BED! So I could get up at 6 am and get back to work!!! Ugh! Why, why, why do I do this to myself!?!
Carved from 4 layers of 9" round cakes. Used a piece of styrofoam to support the back of the helmet and another piece for the "bill" in the front.
Darth Vadar Cookie Template
This is my template for my hand cut star wars cookies seen here: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1290172
Everything but the middle tier was specifically requested by the customer. We needed to add a tier to the example cake she provided, so I borrowed the idea for the middle tier from a wonderful decorator I've seen on flickr named Jamie Anderson.
This buttercream cake with fondant accents was made for a young gymnast to share with her team for her 9th birthday.