Scrolls And Flourishes
First time scrolls and flourishes practice cake. Red Velvet and buttercream w/RI detail.
Groundhog Day Flower Pot Birthday Cake
This one's a dark chocolate cake filled with layers of vanilla and chocolate buttercream. The groundhog's fur was piped in buttercream, nose and ears were made from black fondant, and the vase was covered in modeling chocolate tiles grouted with buttercream. The grass was made of modeling chocolate, and the flowers were my first attempt at gumpaste carnations. This was for my MIL (nicknamed Punkey), whose birthday happens to fall on the day after Punxsutawney's Day. I was so dying to take a stab at one of Colette's cakes, so this was my chance to give it a try. I really had a blast putting this one together!
Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron Peanuts Cake Topper
Had to come up with a quick fix for one of my twins' last minute requests for a b-day cake. She loves Snoopy, and as much as I hate to admit it, I just didn't have time to make the entire cake for this one. I decided to sculpt Snoopy fighting the Red Baron and then cheated a bit by topping a store bought ice cream cake with it. I carved the flaming dog house out of RKT and covered that with modeling chocolate. The rest was all made out of modeling chocolate and the smoke was detailed with a touch of air brushing. She was so excited about Snoopy that she didn't even ask why I hadn't made the actual cake. Oh well, I forgave myself for cheating just this once, lol!
Family Guy Stewie Bobblehead Cake
Stewie's body was sculpted out of RKT covered in modeling chocolate. His head was a WASC cake crumbcoated in Italian Meringue Buttercream and also finished in modeling chocolate. The stool Stewie was standing on was a 12" cheesecake frosted w/ ganache and covered in modeling chocolate. This was the only photo we were able to capture (as Stewie's head bobbled forward) because the cake only lasted long enough for my sister to blow out the stick of dynamite...quickly. I learned a good lesson here: Never, ever, ever (no matter how good it may taste or how bad you crave it) use Italian Meringue Buttercream to secure a bobbing cake head to its base. Especially when the cake design includes a giant stick of dynamite posing as a candle!!!! Why, you ask? Well, because the gianormous candle caused the IMB to melt from the heat and off went Stewie's head, smashing right onto the table. Oh well, we all had a blast digging into the huge pile of cake after the catastrophe anyway, and that was definitely one to remember! Plus, I can now say that I completed a fully functioning bobblehead cake : )
Thought to do a twist on this popular cake and try it out with one of my favorite desserts, cheesecake frosted w/imbc.
Monsters Vs. Aliens B.o.b. Cake
B-day cake for my daughter's tenth birthday. Party was held at Chunky's Cinema with a Monsters Vs. Aliens movie theme. Cake consisted of two layers of chocolate cake filled with oreo cookies and cream mousseline, one layer of strawberry cake w/mousseline dream buttercream, and one layer of vanilla wasc with oreo cookies mousseline. Cake was covered in modeling chocolate and eye was handpainted on fondant. Fun cake to make!
Garfield Characters / Odie Takes The Cake
Odie busts out of birthday cake with a special 30th b-day surprise bone for the birthday girl! Cake is marble with chocolate BC filling and is covered with modeling chocolate. Odie's behind is carved from half of a ball pan while his face, ears and paws are sculpted out of carved rice crispy treats in order to support the weight of his ears. His tail also wags when touched or when moving the cake.
Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Cap Cake
Birthday cake for my husband who's a Phillies fan. His birthday just happened to fall right around when the Phillies finally won the world series after 20 years. Cake is chocolate w/buttercream filling and covered in rolled chocolate. Everything but the Phillies "P" is made from rolled chocolate, that was cut freehand from fondant.
Snoopy Piano Cake
Cake is chocolate devil's food filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with rolled chocolate (modeling chocolate). Snoopy is made of sugar paste, the carpet is made of fondant with a chocolate transfer for the print and, due to time constraints, (Bear in Big Blue House/Snoopy cakes were for my twin daughters' b-day), Schroeder and Pig Pen are plastic figurines.
Groom's Poker Cake
My sister begged me to make this groom's cake right before her wedding for the rehearsal dinner. She sent me a photo from Pink Cake Box which inspired my version of this cake. It's a 15" chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream & covered in rolled chocolate. Chips, hearts and spades are molded chocolate & the cards are fondant all drawn freehand with exception to the queen, this I made with a transfer sheet on fondant to indicate that the groom had finally found his perfect queen.
Bear's Garden W/pip N' Pop's Otter Pond
My daughter begged my to get her a Bear in the Big Blue House birthday cake, but since everything Bear's been discontinued and I couldn't find anyone to make one, I went ahead and made my own. The cake is devil's food, filling is chocolate buttercream and icing is buttercream.
Okay, this was my first endeavor outside of class. It was B-day cake for a huge soccer fan....my dad. He loves the Portuguese team "Sporting", hence my rendition of their "away shirt" in fondant (wasn't quite as easy and smooth as I had envisioned it : ). The ball drove me crazy, it kept cracking due to the fact that I used choco chips in a marble mix. Oh well, live and learn I guess!