I made this cake for a Memorial day BBQ. I guess I should have taken a pic right after I finished it...it sat in the sun and melted pretty badly. It looked much better before, I promise! :-) The seeds are upside down chocolate chips.
Flower Pot Cake
I made this for my MIL for mother's day. The cake is a half sports ball on a cake board the same size as the top of the flower pot. The flowers are royal icing.
Two Tone Rose Cupcakes
These were made to go with my MIL's mother's day cake. They ended up 2-tone kind of on accident...there had been a different color frosting in the bag. After I emptied it out I put more frosting in the bag instead of getting a new bag. I really like the look!
Wilton 3 Final
My course 3 final, and first stacked cake! I'm both happy and sad classes are over (for now...I'm taking the fondant/gumpaste class in a few months). I know it's not perfect (I had frosting smoothing and bow issues) but I think it's cute anyway. Frosted in buttercream, fondant and chocolate clay accents (bow is choc clay).
Course 3 Gift Box
This was my course 3 fondant present cake. I had troubles with the fondant...it was too stiff or something and kept tearing. Thank goodness for the flowers because they covered all my mistakes! ;-)
Monkey Birthday Cake
This was my son's first birthday cake (he had a separate smash cake). The monkey is made out of chocolate clay and the bananas are Runts. Frosted in buttercream with chocolate clay accents. This was both my first stacked cake (bottom is 2 8x3 layers and top is 4 inch) and my first sculpted figure...it was so fun!
Monkey Smash Cake
This was the smash cake for my son's first birthday, made with half of the sports ball pan. He had fun sticking his hands in it, even though he didn't eat much! It went with the stacked cake with the sculpted monkey.
Bunny Cake '07
Here is a bunny cake I did for the kids for Easter. They loved it! I thought he came out pretty cute, too! ;-)
Last Minute Purse Cake
This was a last minute purse I made for my MIL (she made a surprise visit). Everything that could go wrong with it, did...wouldn't stand, frosting fell off while I was trying to ice it, wouldn't smooth, etc, etc. I had planned a much nicer design (brush embroidery) but I decided to throw in the towel!
Course 2 Final
Here is my course 2 cake. The basketweave was much easier than I had been anticipating! I went a little more "minimalist" than the traditional course 2 cake.
These were just some cupcakes I did for DH to take to work. I liked the flower ones up until the pink middle. I was going to do chocolate frosting in the middle (to look like a sunflower) but it was 9pm when I was making these and didn't have the energy to make more frosting.
St Patty's Day
Just a cake a did for practice for DH to take to work with him. The shamrock on top is done in little rosettes and shell border on bottom (I needed to practice both of these). I did green, orange and white to represent the Irish flag.
This is another cake of firsts...This is my first cake for a paying customer! All that was specified was that it was for a 50th birthday and he liked ice fishing...the rest was up to me (with CC's help!). It's a CCC (my first) for 36. The picture is a chocolate transfer (yet again a first). I melted his face a little...oops! Half the cupcakes are white and the other half are chocolate...plain old BC frosting.
Wilton 1, Cake #3 (Final)
I had fun with this cake! These are my first roses, though, and I'm not sure how I like THOSE! ;-)
Wilton 1, Cake #2
Just cupcakes I did for cake #2. The things with faces are supposed to be babies with pacifiers! ;-) I think the teddy bears are my favorite!
This is a cake of firsts! I made this cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday, as she is in love with Snow White. (it was my first doll cake) I made the dress from my Pampered Chef bowl stacked on an 8 inch round (for height). I used the Snow White Barbie instead of a doll pick. The cake is covered in chocolate clay (also a first), which I loved working with! The ribbon roses were also my first! They were also made with the chocolate clay.
Wilton 1, Cake #1
This was the first cake I made for class, the week before Valentine's Day. I used the pattern transfer to get the picture on top. The best part was that it was chocolate cake with peanut butter filling! YUM!! ;-)
Blue Daisy Practice Cake
This was something I just through together in a major hurry for a church potluck. It didn't have time to cool so my frosting kept melting. The top was a big puddle. The sides were better, but I couldn't get them smooth at all. I start Wilton 1 next week....hopefully it will help!
I used DH devils food cake and homemade peanut butter and banana frosting. The head is a marshmallow and the hat is Nestle Crunch candies. Arms are chocolate covered pretzels. I'm not really happy with the faces, but I'm a super-newbie (these are my second attempt at decorated cupcakes). I'll get it eventually.