This is a cake I made for a friend at work. Orginally she has asked for for a basketball themed cupcake cake. The day before she asked if I would be able to do something more 3D. This was the best I could do on short notice and her son who is adorable was happy with it and that's all that matters.
So the orginal cake turned out to slide a bit more than I could reasonably ignore. So in the middle of the night I took the flowers out cut the fondant down the sides, scraped of the top of the cake, re-smoothed the buttercream, flipped the cake over, and pieced it back together. It looks more like an upside down flower pot now, but considering it all but crumbled in the middle of the night and I did what I could to save it. I love the way it turned out.
So this cake was just a whole bunch of firsts for me, for time sculpting, first time using gum paste. I guess I didn't support it well enough or let it firm enough or something because the cake started to crack causing the fondant to pull away and droop very fustrating.....
My First Gumpaste Flower!
My very first ever attempt at Gumpaste flowers. Not the first I'm willing to show but my very first!! I'm excited about learning more about working with gumpaste. I know I need to get some tools like a ball tool and foam board, but until then I'm happy with the way these are turning out. Maybe I will sign up for a class this summer.
A cake for my niece, I am still pretty new to covering cakes in fondant and had quite a bit of trouble with this one, but in the end I think I covered the mistakes well for instance the fence on the bottom layer wasnt in the orginal plan it was added afterwards to hide some tearing at the bottom. I was inspired by many photos online I took ideas from a lot of photos and added them to what I already had in mind.
Cailis Princess Cake
so the tiers kept falling off this one I dont know what i was thinking trying to move it.
This was my first attempt at a large wedding cake it was chocolate with ganche filing the flowers are fresh and the topper was added by the bride.
Cheese Burger Cake
My first attempt at this, made for my sons 11th birthday. white cake for the buns with chocolate cake for the burger, everything else is fondant.
my first cupcake cake made for my daugthers birthday the picture is actually something I printed colored and layed over fondant.
Cake I made for the 2 year old daughter of a friend of mine. It's more lopsided then I would have liked but oh well. Chocolate cake with rasberry filling and buttercream icing.
first cake I made in ks with my tilting oven and the high humidity making the cake slide and the fbct not harden for me. over all I think it turned out well and the birthday boy liked it not bad for something that I did just for cost of supplies.
This is a cake I did for my sons teachers grandaughter. It was the first time I made a fondant bow and the first time I used crusting BC I learned a lot that I can apply next time. it is chocolate cake with chocolate filling and vanialla bc. if I could only get the horrifing image of the women cramping it into her car and the cake cracking all over I might be happy with the way it turned out. thanks for looking.
Mothers Day Cake
I made this cake today for myslef tommrow so the kids can celebrate it was refreshing to make a simple cake with no worries on impressing anyone.
Easter Cake 2007
so here is my diaster of an easter cake this year I arrvied in kansas late saturday and threw this cake togther in about 5 mins sunday after noon I had my sister bake it for me and it came apart when she tried to take it out of the pan so its kinda pieced togther I used can frosting and a ziploc bag to squezze from but it was to fun I was laughing hysterically the entire time and whats easter without the egg cake.
my 7 year old son made this cake today he did everything on his own even makeing the cake and the buttercream I let him have full rein and he did a wonderful job im so very proud of him.
cake I made for my husband just for fun today I really like the way it turned out I think my FBCT's are really comming along this is number 3 I cant wait for hubby to get home and see.
these are going in the box to my mom with the picture cookies I couldnt find a shamrock cookie cutter for anything so I ended up putting hearts togther to make this shape.
I made these cookies for my mom for st.patricks day Iam actually shipping them across country so cross your fingers and hold your breath for me :) I got the idea of putting ediable images on cookies from auntiemcakes so thankyou for that auntiemcakes osullivan is my moms maiden name and the one cookie has the osullivan crest on it I thought she would get a kick out of it. the cookies are no fail sugar cookies and and icing is royal this was my first time actually trying to do borders with royal.