This was for a 3 year-olds birthday. I was told to do something with construction. I showed the mom the toy and she loved the idea of making it into a cake. I am trying to build my experience with carving, and fondant, so I may have bit off more than I could chew, but it was fun trying. I gave the little boy the toy to match his cake. Both are pictured here so you can see what I was trying to achieve.
Clayton's 6Th Birthday
I bit off more than I could chew here! I have done very few sculpted cakes but decided to give it a try for my son. Hat is 6 inch with 1/2 sports ball and cardboard brim, ball is mini sports ball, glove and bat were carved from sheet cakes.
This cake was very much inspired by a cake in the gallery by JenniferMI. I made an attempt at her beautiful scroll work, but still have some practicing to do. This is a 6,10,14 inch round with a MMF bow brushed with pearl dust.
This is a choc. cake mix with only 1 Tbs. of oil added and baked 1/2 of it in a jelly roll pan. Roll up like a pumpkin roll and fill with choc. buttercream. Covered with Choc. ganache and trimmed with BC pine and pine cones.
NFSC with MMF icing and accented with candy melts. Very easy and they can be packaged as soon as they are cool. No waiting for them to dry. The kids in Kindergarden loved them!!
Princess Baby Shower
Thank you to Sugarnut for the pattern for the carriage and horses in the gallery. These are made from royal icing. They are dry brushed with pearl dust to give them some shimmer. The mommy to be was so happy. I also did a castle cake to go with this one. The carriage was to deliver the new princess to her new castle.
This is also a repeat of last years cakes. It is a 11x15 with a FBCT. It was made to go with another one in my gallery of the three wise men.
Three Wise Men
This is a repeat of a cake I did last year. It is an 11x15 with a FBCT. I love this cake, but man I hate mixing up all those colors!!
11x15 french vanilla cake. My only freezer is a side by side :( So the only way I could think to do this was for each square to be a FBCT. It was a bit of a trick to get them all the same thickness. The 86 year old recipient loved it and said she had actually made a quilt that was represented by each square.
11 Children in this family! Client wanted each child name on a branch and parents on the trunk. 11x15 1/2 choc and 1/2 vanilla BC
My gift to the bride and groom--125 NFSC with MMF icing, royal icing drop flowers and date. I am insane! NEVER again am I doing that as a gift!! And yes- the brides colors were lime green and fushia :)
Johndeere Tractor Cake
Thanks to All4cake for the template in the gallery and answering my questions about making this cake. It is my first real attempt at carving and is made from a 11x15 and a 6 inch round. It is also my first attempt at covering a irregular shaped cake with fondant. Tractor, hay, cart,and wheels are all cake. Birthday boy was very happy and so was his mom!
The bride brought me a pic of this cake and ask me to reproduce it for her. Sorry she could not remember where she got it from. 6 inch top choc- 10 inch middle f. vanilla- 14 inch bottom choc. All layers BC with MMF drape. Silk flowers and ribbon.
Pollack Bridal Shower
Well this was a oops! It was supposed to be 3 stacked squares with the bottom layer a dummy. So I did the dummy 14inch square, and then for some strange reason I baked 2 rounds!!! No problem I will re-bake--couldn't find my 10 inch square pan!!UGGH I called her and she said no problem do whatever I wanted. So bottom is 14 inch square dummy, then 10 inch round choc. cake with raspberry filling, and 6 inch round french vanilla with BC filling, top is a 6 inch square dummy. MMF bows and real ribbon.
1/2 Sheet Cake To Match Larger Fishing Cake
This is a 11x15 cake made to match the other fishing cake. It is WASC cake. I love that cake!! Writing and fish are choc. transfers.
My Version Of Earlene Moore's Grooms Cake.
I e-mailed Earlene Moore and she gave me permission to use her design for my own creation. This cake is based on 2 of hers and a bit of my own creativity. It was for a man's 80th birthday. Bottom cake is 12 inch choc with two tone basketweave. Top cake is 6 inch choc. covered with choc ganache. The fisherman and fish are choc. transfers.
Many many thanks to Doug! I was having trouble combining golf, gardening, and retirement. This is Doug's idea come to life. Full sheet cake 1/2 choc and 1/2 white.
Cookie Bouquet In Purses For Baby Shower
Cookie bouquets to match the purses. These were prizes at a baby shower. NFSC with royal icing
Baby Shower Basinette
I have done this cake before for another occasion. The instructions were origionally shared with me from Sarahcakes. I am very proud of this version, although with any decorator there are still things I would do different the next time around! 71/2 inch oval, marble cake ,choc chip filling, gumpaste hood and brim, MMF accents. My first attempt at modeling, and the wood floor.
Tommy's Wedding Cake
THANK YOU to car64mona for allowing me to use her design. The bride saw a pic of her's and loved the design. I tried my best to recreate it with purple scrolls. bottom 12 inch choc,middle 10 inch vanilla and top 6 inch choc. All buttercream.
Shades Of Pink Baby Shower
I know I have seen simular cakes here on CC but when I searched I cam up empty. This is from memory of other wonderful CC creations. Bottom is 12 inch choc. and top is 8 inch vanilla. These are my first baby booties.
Mariah's Birthday Cake
Thank you to Cakesbyallison for the inspiration behind this cake. This was for a 14 year old girl who wasn't sure what she wanted-just make it green,yellow, and pink-girly, but not to girly....She jumped up and down speechless for 5 min when I delivered it! Bottom is 12 inch choc. Middle 8 inch yellow, top 6 inch dummy. Bow is MMF and MMF accents.