Michael's Poker Birthday Cake
My first stacked cake (6/10/14). Collette's meringue buttercream-mixed in strawberries, fresh strawberry filling, Cake Mix Doctor's strawberry cake. Used the straw method to support the bottom layers and one sharpened dowel through all three. Fondant cut outs. Also the first time using my airbrush.
Hula Surf Ice-Cream Cake
My son's 14th birthday cake. Found directions for cake on SugarCraft.com. Chocolate cake with Pastry Price icing, and filled with crunchy chocolate ice cream. Found Swedish fish at Frys...
Made these for the first time about 35 years ago, inspired by McCalls or BetterHouseKeeping. Basic sugar cookie, cut out the centers using smaller Wilton fondant cutters and filled with hard candies which melt in the oven. Decorated with royal icing.
My Aunt Thelma's 93rd birthday cake. Inspired by Sylvia Coward - fondant with gumpaste flowers.
white pastry pride/strawberry icing, chocolate combo cake with buttermilk. This cake was made by my 13 year old son who is, at his request, receiving private cake decorating lessons from me having just completed all three Wilton classes.
Strawberry And White Cake
my first cake made to order. Started with a Cake Mix Doctor recipe, used pastry pride icing with a strawberry combo cake (yellow cake mix, strawberry jello and fresch strawberries mixed into cake). Also, mixed crushed strawberries into pastry pride icing - received excellent feedback from customer. Have just attended my first workshop with our small business development group, and am moving forward to a small cake and cookie business.
Final Wilton Cake
Buttercream icing, and swags, royal icing daisies. Made cake as a going away gift to our babysitter who cared for my girl from six weeks till 4 years old.
Chocolate combo cake with buttermilk, whipped cream icing - to stablize - tried using boxed orange jello, I used a small amount of water to dissolve it - but I think it was still too much water. Next time, will stablize using SOP. Chocolate cats made with mold painted with charcoal luster dust.
Joan's Retirement Cake
Pastry Pride Frosting, lemon filling, royal icing flowers, my first time at flipping a 1/2 sheet - next time, I'll use a cake board and slide off the top layer over the bottom layer.
chocolate buttercream, royal icing flowers. final cake made in Wilton II class...start Wilton III next week, Yaay !
Halloween Spiderweb Cake Side View
Mainly chocolate butter cream...never too early to prepare for Halloween !