Simple surprise birthday cake for a senior man who is so very kind to alot of people. 6" WASC torted/filled scratch raspberry filling/choc ganache whipped w/shelf stable pastry pride, iced in SMBC w/poured choc ganache.
Lambeth Using Abc (Vs Traditional Ri)
I just love Lambeth method. Overpiping is such a talent, always aiming for perfection. Inspiration from cc's ShirleyW.
Fiesta Theme, Lace, Peppers, Cowboy Hat, Western Blanket, Fiesta Flags
Fiesta Theme. Lace used for flags.
Periwinkle Blue Modified Lambeth Method
Sheet cake. Periwinkle blue accents. Modified Lambeth method.
Chocolate Wrap W/choc Spikes/dipped Strawberries
Different take on a chocolate wrap. Actually turned out very tasty and very pretty IRL.
Flipflops 3 Tiered
Flipflops, ALL SCRATCH 6/8/10 (Strawberry w/Straw Filling, Orange Dreamsicle w/filling, Double Dk Choc w/P.Butter filling...yes, make my own Peanut Butter!). Used SPS first time. LOVE it! All BC, except flipflops/stars which are CK Gumpaste. Stars were stuck in min-straws before inserting into cake. MMF covered cakeboard. DISCO dust over all! LUV that stuff! Cake is for two 9 y/o girls who shared same birthday. *next* time, will NOT be a chicken & will SPS/STACK first! LOL! (CSM, TFL!) (BIG Thank You to jemmjenks for inspiration!!!)
Glove/bat, Baby Bear, Boy Pacifier, Cupcakes
Cupcakes for Boy baby shower. Candy melts baby bear, Swiss Meringue BC, First Impressions mold for glove/bat & pacifier. Displays very nicely, professionally. Used Cupcake Carriers for transport to all. (CSM, TFL!)
GP flipflops for 6/8/10 stacked. (Yes, 1 broked when pix was being taken). CSM, TX for critique (tx jemmjenks :-) whoo hoo)
Dora & Boots
Madagascar Vanilla Buttercream, Vanilla & White Chocolate filling. Chocolate Transfer (Dora/Boots), GP lettering & accents. (Big TX to Teaparty for encouraging me to do the CT!!) (Note to self: make extra #2's to allow for breakage) (CSM: TFL!!!)
Candy Barrell, simple but fun. Cloth ribbon. Daisy's on ribbon match the recipients name of "Daisy".
Baby Pacifier Cupcake Topper
Baby pacifier for cupcake topper. Choco-Pan was used, perfect for this Precious Moments figure.
Fun With Santa Cupcakes!
Santa Faces make for fun, high-in-demand treats! From-scratch moist delicious Red Velvet cupcakes!
Rose Chocolate Wrap
Torted White Chocolate Mudslide cake w/strawb filling; Whipped chocolate Kaluah Ganache; Vanilla/Wed.Bouquet SMBC. Dark Choc Wrap w/chocolate lace overlay . Dk choc dipped strawberries, dusted w/red sparkle dust. All edible (minus red ribbon.) (Yes, did switch around "name plate" on white chocolate, propped it up on bottom, also re-trimmed ribbon a bit shorter after pix was taken.) Please take a moment to tell me your thoughts on this, please. Welcome feedback. (CSM; THANKS!)
CSM: Stephen Benison shoe mold, GP ribbon curls, Disco dust, GP #40. Icing is SMBC mixed with two big spoonfuls of whipped White Chocolate Ganache for added stability in high humidity. WASC cake filled with strawberry filling from scratch, sandwiched inbetween dark chocolate ganache. (Def see my shaky hand in this). TFL! (AM A CSM)
Air Force Nurse Week 2010
AF Nurse/Technician National Recognition week for 2010. Apprx 130 gourmet cupcakes & 8" cake with Edible Image. (EI was created on Computer, then used as transfer). Cupcakes: Peanut Butter w/PB SMBC; Cinnamon-Roll-Bun w/CinRoll Filling w/SMBC; DK Choc w/Choc Ganache filling w/Choc SMBC; White Vanilla Cake w/DK Choc Ganache filling w/Vanilla SMBC. Cake was WASC w/Choc Ganche filling. Each cupcake had a chocolate AF Nursing Corps medallion. Medallions were flavored to match cupcake flavor using LorAnn oils. Used Cupcake Tree for E-Z serving. For Cake cutting ceremony, a large Military sword was used. Am a CSM, TFL!
Iwo Jima Anniversary
3 8": 1 dk choc w/whipped choc ganache filling; 1 RV w/whipped berry filling & Cream Cheese icing; 1 lemon w/lemon curd filling. Event was for those involved in this war (these folks are in their 90's now). It was a thrill to make this for these great war heros. TFL (Am a CSM member!)
WASC torted and filled with whipped berry filling, iced with Chocolate SMBC. Made for neighborhood chilli feed. (Am a CSM, TFL!)
Simple But Nice
Simple 6" round, torted and layered with Whipped Chocolate Ganache; Vanilla & Wedding Bouquet Swiss Merinque Buttercream. (CSM: Was having "issues" with the SMBC!) I am a CSM Member! TFL!! All comments welcome!
Barbie is deceptively large cake with those long legs of hers! 5 layers of filled scrumptious Vanilla cake with Whipped Vanilla filling. Slathered in Vanilla/cream bouquet icing. MMF with lemon/cream bouquet flavoring. Super Pearl dust for whole cake (blue & white slip underneath). She shimmered IRL! 24 cupcakes (1/2 choc, ½ vanilla). Cupcakes have little blue flowers to match dress; dress has 2 little blue flowers in waist band. White yogurt butterflies. Pix doesnt capture teeny-tiny lace edging around the bodice & zipper up back. Barbie has a wrap, carrying a banner wishing Happy Birthday. Little girl just wanted a Barbie cake with A blue Dress Mommy, not a pink dress but a Blue dress like Cinderella!. (TX Dela/butterfly & super BIG TX to kats0196! She was awesome to help!!)
Flowers & Bows
I am a CSM member. Wanted a cake ultra-girly for a 60yr/o b-day. Lots of Pink!! 10 round, torted, stacked Raspberry Dream Cake. Layered with thick, undiluted full of flavor Raspberry sauce (TK Melyssa!), sandwiched in between a light, fluffy Raspberry cream. Whole thing iced in a half-n-half; ½ SMBC mixed with Vanilla BC (perfect combo of icing flavor & texture, IMHO). Decorated with cornelia lace, pink ribbon, pink bows, flowers, sweet-peas. Cake was very heavy so placed on covered plywood board. Rained cats & dogs & tho lots of decorating makes for fun, this one gave me grief. (CSM: thanks for critiquing!)
Lips for Valentine's Day. Just a fun bunch of cookies. First time for me. Kick to make, even better to eat! Sugar cookies w/1 Teasp. Orange Extract. Yum! RI w/a touch same. (I am CSM, but this one was for fun, guys!) All welcome to comment! Thank you for comments & looking!
Ever have a cake that gave you fits every step of the way? This gave me fits. Could not get the icing to behave! Wanted to shove the slice back into the cake & pretend it never left! ½ SMBC/1/2 BCDream, torted & filled with Baileys & White Choc Mousse Filling, layered w/Whipped Choc Ganache. Cake IRL wasnt too bad looking; photo shows every flaw. (I got to eat some & it was absolutely scrumptious flavor combo) (I am CSM member; CSM Welcome Critique!) All, TFL!!