Present Box Cake
This was a fun cake! Thank you to everyone on CC for the idea and the "how-to" for the bow, this was my first bow. The top of the box is a dummy cake as I didn't need to have that many servings. Bottom of cake is BC with fondant stripes.
End of the soccer season and they had a picnic - told everyone to bring a dish to pass! This was supposed to feed about 100-125 people but only lasted about 10 minutes. I have decided I do NOT like icing soccer balls! Anyone have any hints on how to get the bottom of the ball frosted without messing up the top of the cake??? I solved it by adding tons of grass at the bottom but I didn't like the look...
This was a very fun cake to make! Everything is edible except for the flower wires and the leaves, I made leaves but they didn't work out so had to resort to fake ones.
Tie-Dyed Birthday Cake
My DD made most of this cake for her 18th birthday! She wanted tie-dye and smiley faces so she combined the two, inspiration from cakes she found here on CC. Big smiley on top is rice krispie treat covered with MMF and MMF smileys on wires. Inside, the cake was tie-dyed too! The tie-dye sides were rice paper transfers. I'm SO proud of her creation!
Great White Shark Cake
Another family project and great fun to research and make! Shark is made from rice krispie treats covered in MMF and air brushed with color. Cut marshmallow teeth and MMF fins. Made for a little girls 6th birthday, she loves sharks! She took one look at it, her mouth fell open and she exclaimed, "It's a Great White!", I was hoping for a good reproduction, didn't think she'd actually recognize the kind of shark I was going for so I guess we "done good"! Thanks to all on CC for the inspiration!
3D Thunderbird Car
Two-layer white cake, carved and covered in black fondant. MMF windows, rice paper transfers for the details.
Chocolate Explosion With Chocolate Bridges
White, yellow and chocolate cakes iced in chocolate buttercream. Fondant/gumpaste bridges. Plates and pillars covered in chocolate fondant and melted chocolate. Malted milk balls at the base of cakes
Lighted Gingerbread House
Windows are made from melted butterscotch candies: make the gingerbread with the windows cut out; after the gingerbread has baked & cooled, sprinkle broken up candies into the cut-outs and return to oven until melted.
A Harry Potter Party! The guests were encouraged to dress up and had a chance to "earn their wands" during the games! The emblems on the cake are edible rice paper transfers. I made the wands for the cake (& the games) by rolling up a sheet of typewriting paper on the diagonal, gluing down the edge. I used acrylic paint & once dry, a glue gun to make the "squiggles" up the wand, which then got painted w/gold paint. They turned out terrific and everyone's wand was different!
Birch Stump Fairy Cake
Fondant "birch bark", over 400 royal icing flowers. Made for my son's wedding which was a "Prince and Fairy Theme". Inspired by Colette Peters' Cake.
Top Tier Of The Road Of Life Cake
The billboard says "Happy 20th Anniversary of Your 30th Birthday!" - the B-Day guy was a bit sensitive on the "turning 50" thing so 16 yr old DD came up with this wording! She also insisted that the billboard needed spotlights so she made them! DH embellished the firetruck which is RKT covered in fondant. We had loads of fun and challenges coming up with ways to make all the items on this cake.
Road Of Life Or This Is Your Life Cake
For my girlfriend's fiance on his 50th b-day. 18", 14", 10" and 6" cakes, all different flavors, iced in BC. Fondant/gum paste and rice paper transfers make up the decorations - everything's edible. The fire truck is RKT covered in fondant. Had LOADS of help from my 16 and 7 yr old DD's! DH got into decorating the fire truck as I was running out of time and he felt it needed more details! Totally became a family project! Thank you KrissieCakes & others in the forums and rstml for the inspiration!
Thomas The Tank Goes To Australia
My 3 yr old nephew had just come back from living in Australia for 6 months and he LOVES Thomas the Tank so we combined the 2 and made this! BC icing and fondant decorations. The sun is molded candy melts and the boulders are BC with extra pwder sugar and rolled into balls. The trains are purchased. We had SO much fun making this and my nephew absolutely loved it!
Made for my son's girlfriend on her birthday. The faeries were made by my 2 daughters with only a little help from mom. It was my 7 year olds first try at making fondant characters, she did great and had fun adding little accents here and there! The Toadstool House was cake, but if we ever do this again we will make it from rice krispies.
The cake was made for an opening event for their new building. With the cake board this was over 5 foot long and 18" tall and barely fit into my van! The top 3 layers on each wing are cake, the bases are dummies as we didn't need that much cake. When we got to the hall we realized we couldn't fit this in the elevator and had to carry it up to the fifth floor, ugh, never again!
6 Layers, each a different flavor. My daughter warned me I was putting too much raspberry filling in the largest 16" cake and she was right :O( On the way to the hall the top layer slid off and majorly cracked the top. We were able to fix the "fault line" somewhat with ivy and more fresh roses and I was amazed that no one could tell! I could! That layer and the one on top are not sitting straight. We now affectionately refer to this one as the "earthquake cake".
Pink And White Castle Cake
We had loads of fun making this cake! The moat is blue gel with a fondant bridge. My 7 year old made the "little fishy", she insisted it was needed and she was right! We love using cake sparkles too!
Cakes were 8" square, each a different flavor - white, chocolate and carrot cake. Iced and decorated in BC. The "beach ball" is cardboard covered in foil and decorated with BC. The colors were supposed to be pastel but DD got a little heavy on the green so we made the other colors to match.
Starry Starry Night
Made for a friend's graduation party. 12" by 18". Rolled fondant with molded accents for the frame. Painted on dried fondant with paste food coloring diluted with vodka then laid on top of the sheet cake. They absolutely loved the cake but I don't know that I would attempt this again! The father sprayed lacquer on the plaque and it is hanging on his daughters wall right now!