2nd birthday cake designed to match invitation/plates/napkins/etc. Everything made of fondant or fondant with tylose mixed in.
Dragon & Smash Cake
Dragon cake for my great nephew's first birthday. The body is carved from 6" high stack of 12" round cakes. Head is carved from stacked 6" round cakes. Legs, feet and tail aer RKT,. All decorations are gumpaste or fondant. Inspired by Zoe Clarke's version.
Someone asked me if i could make them some red roses from gumpaste that they could give to their girlfriend for Valentine's Day. Now all my friends want some! I think I could make a living doing just this. And since they aren't sold as food, no food licensing would be involved. Hmmmm.
Just received Tonedna's DVD on gumpaste poinsettias the other day. This was my first attempt.
One of a series of "dressed up" gumpaste babies. I'll either use these on an upcoming baby shower cake...or I'll continue on building an army of babies. We'll see.
Customer saw me admiring a cake by aldoska. Asked me to do one for her luau. Aldoska's was Autumnal. So I told her I'd keep the same feel but Hawaiianize it a little for her.
For a jungle/monkey themed baby shower. Inspired by cake made by The London Cake Co Ltd. This is quite large. 2' wide by 3" long by 6" tall. head, mouth and belly are cake. Blocks, rubber ducky, ears, arms and feet are RKT covered in fondant. Leaf is cut from foam board.
6" Gluten free cake made for Mother of the Bride who has celiac disease. I was given no information as to how the bride's cake would look, just asked to base this on the invitation.
8" square red velvet base with fondant. Santa is RKT covered in gumpaste. Lights are gumpaste. Edible varnish on shoes and belt to make them look like patent leather.
I'm a big tea fiend. So I thought I'd make a teapot cake to top off our New Years Eve dinner. spout and flowers are gumpaste. "bamboo" handle is fondant formed around floral wire.
I've seen a lot of penguin/igloo cakes, but everyone puts their own style into theirs. This is mine. 10" base cake with 6" cake, carved into igloo. All covered with fondant. Penguins are modeled from fondant. Trees are gumpaste finished with sanding sugar, drizzled with icing which was then painted with gold dust. colored dragee tree decorations are the only thing not hand made. You can't really tell from the pic, but base cake, igloo and snowballs are all dusted with pearl dust.
Fondant with fondant accents. My interpretation of the first official American flag. Two 8" squares stacked and trimmed to 8" x 6.5" rectangle.
Golden Gingerbread Cake
Gingerbread cake with peach mousse filling and brown sugar buttercream under fondant flavored with gingerbread spices and molasses instead of corn syrup. fondant pearls rolled in lavendar and gold luster dust. Fondant ropes, accented with gold luster dust/lemon extract. Royal icing stencil on top with gold pearls added. Quilted area is brushed with antique pearl luster dust over the gingerbread fondant made it look like burnished gold.
Last Minute Quick Decorating
Last minute cake I did for my in-law's anniversary. It's just a little torted 6"er. So it's just for the two of them to share after all the guests have gone home.
more roses. Changed from Wilton gum paste to Nicholas Lodge recipe (which I found a little too tight to really work with.) The edges just didn't want to thin out. I usually color the dough first and then dust for added depth. This time I made the rose pure white (as you can see in other picture) then I colored completely with dusts. I also tried the Dunn trick of steaming and then dusting again to get that velvety effect.
This is the first of two twin cakes I've been working on . This one for my MIL, the next, in blue and yellow, for my Mother. Fondant with fondant accents, gumpaste flowers and pearls, The lid is foam, supported by a foam wedge.
9 and 6" almond white cake. Filling is buttercreme mixed with ginger preserves. All covered in MFF. All decorations are gum paste. The 6" is a dummy so I can take it off and give it to my mother for Easter. This cake was inspired by a truly lovely Easter cake done by veragatafers http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1193728
First Gumpaste Roses
This is the result of my first attempt at gumpaste flowers. I did them following the youtube video by edna from Designmeacake.com. These are for an Easter cake I'll be making which I'll post pictures of when It's finished.
Ribbons And Bows
Yellow cake with lemon curd filling. Fondant with vine imprint. Fondant bows, ribbons and curliques. Studded with tiny hand-made fondant pearls. This is my second attempt at fondant. I learn something every time.