I was asked for a cake using the bought edible tinkerbell picture, and this is what I came up with. Little Tinkerbell was made out of modeling paste, from scratch, - NO moulds. Still trying to figure out how to get the face right, so if anyone has any suggestions, they would be most welcome :-) Also, the number 3, the roses, the flower petals on top, and the butterflies are all fondant.
Laptop On Table With Mouse
Made this for my hubby recently, to take to work, as they are all in IT. It was a huge hit with everyone! My first attempt at something like this, and would do quite a few things differently next time, but learned a lot from the experience. The Laptop was the top layer of a 3 layer chocolate cake, with whipped ganache in between the layers, and covered with ganache and then fondant. Mouse was cake covered in fondant. Keyboard was carved fondant and the monitor was fondant covered RKT, with a laminated photo for the screen, as it was going to cost me too much to get someone to do an edible image for me. Monitor was held in place with dow.
Chocolate Roses On 2-Tier White Ganache Cake
My final cake from the 2-Tier Special Occasion Cakes course, which I used for my mum's birthday. As she loves her roses, I thought I'd to go with a rose theme. This was my first try at making roses from modelling chocolate. Thank you very much to luddroth for your recipe for modeling chocolate.
Tall Scalloped Shards, With Stars, Hearts And Swirls
Cake from 3rd lesson at "2-Tier Special Occasion Cakes" course. Wanted to create a fun, modern, girlie, but still somewhat elegant style, this time.
Chocolate Bow With Uneven Shards Cake
2nd cake from "2-tier Special Occasion Cakes" course. Made the bow at home as a separate piece, so it could be removed for cutting the cake, and could be kept as a keepsake for a while, if wanted. This proved to be quite a problem, as the chocolate bow is very fragile and difficult to handle/transport, and the pieces kept snapping off, particularly the ribbon pieces which stick out. I lost count, how many times, I had to start over again, making new pieces and trying to patch them back on! If I ever do this for a sale, I will have to make sure I make, double the amount needed, before starting the assembly, and make sure there are plenty of spare parts on hand, for emergency repairs!
Fondant Roses On Fresh Cream
Made this for my first lesson on 2 Tier Special Occasion Cakes. Made the fondant roses at home (third attempt now, no training, so am still figuring out how to get a realistic look) and found some left over reject royal icing roses from my first course (the little ones in the middle) and put it all together at this course. I wouldn't use that combination again, as I had a lot of trouble with the roses sliding off and the colours coming off them and bleeding, due to the moisture in the cream. Lucky it was just for me, so it didn't matter. ps - I would really appreciate any advice, from any of you more experienced rose makers out there, on how to make them look more realistic, and how to colour them.
Chocolate Collar With Swans And Filigree
Made in my short course on decorating with chocolate. Had trouble with my filigree swans, so decided to fill them in and make them look all feathery instead.
White Chocolate Bow And Shards Cake
Made this during my short course on decorating cakes with chocolate. I really enjoyed doing this one, and got a great response from others, so I was pretty happy.
Uneven Marbled Shards Plus Stars And Hearts On Wires
My first attempt at marbled shards, in my decorating cakes with chocolate course. I got distracted and let my chocolate cool down too much before applying the second layer for the marbling, so it ended up being very rough, and I underestimated how much chocolate I was going to need, so I didn't have enough shards in the end! Very disappointed! :-(
White Chocolate Marble Collar With Stars And Hearts
Made this for my birthday the other day, having just completed a short course on decorating cakes with chocolate.
Soccer Ball With Guernsey And Shoe
Made this for my son's 10th birthday, who absolutely loves his soccer. Based the guernsey on Liverpool and just swapped the player's name for his and used his age for the number. Was running very short on time, so my shoe was very rushed, which caused me a lot of trouble with sagging and cracking, and I nearly didn't bother including it, but I was glad I did, as it ended up being very popular in the end. The cake was a huge success, as all the boys at the party were huge soccer fans, and they were absolutely wrapped with it. The parents were equally impressed. Thank you so much CC for the inspiration, and especially ssibarita and also rania.
Cake From 1St Cake Decorating Course
I had so much going on, whilst doing the course, and particularly, during the critical few weeks when we did things like the template for the design, that this ended up being a bit of a joke. On the most critical week, I had 2 cakes to prepare, one for Tuesday (which was also the day of this course) and the other for Wednesday. I had been up most of the night on Monday, got to the class late, and was playing catch up whilst in zombie mode so my measurements ended up being out, which resulted in my cake ending up like a pin cushion. Then I got a really bad flu, and only just made it to the next class, but was still very much out of it, and confused.
Fondant Roses And White Chocolate
Made this for my sister's birthday, which was the day before my father-in-law's 70th, for which I made a fishing cake, so it was quite a challenge for me to get them both done in time, especially since I am painfully slow at these things, due to inexperience and no training. Haven't perfected my roses yet, but this is only my second attempt, so I think I'm slowly getting there. Obviously, I don't know much about how to work with chocolate yet, but I'm doing a course in May, so hopefully that will help a lot. I have a real problem with getting a smooth cover on the cake. Thank you to CC for the inspiration and especially to HeRa64, for the inspiration and advice on the shards, much appreciated.
Made this for my father-in-law's 70th birthday, last week. He absolutely loves fishing, so going with a fish style cake was a no brainer! This was my first attempt at sculpting something out of fondant with no template, and I loved it. I found it very relaxing. The waves on the other hand were very tricky and took me much longer than the fish - not quite as relaxing! The water effect and the fish eyes were from piping gel, the hook is made from wire, lightly covered in fondant for effect, and the inspiration for the cake was from many of you guys here on CC, so thank you all so very much. I did the fish as a topper, so dad could have something to keep as a memento, which he was pretty thrilled about!
Moist chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and white chocolate ganache and strawberries in the layers. Covered in both dark and white chocolate. This was my first try at a collar and also on this type of swirling, but as I didn't have any mylar, it took a lot of improvising and fiddling, but i eventually got there. I know it's very amateur, but I think I learned a lot working on this, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you to Cake Central for the inspiration, and especially riana and scgriffiths!
I made this just over a year ago, for my daughter's 6th birthday. It was my first attempt at a fancy / theme cake. I've not had any training, so it was a real struggle, as I couldn't get the right consistency with the icing and it kept melting on me while I was trying to do the piping. Plus, the I used a chocolate mousse filling, and it kept seeping out and mixing in with the pink and white icing - not a pretty sight! Somehow I managed to get it covered up and presentable on the day, and it ended up being a huge hit with everyone!
Soccer Ball Cake With Scarf
I made this last year for my son's 9th birthday. The scarf was done in the colours of Adelaide United. This was my first ever attempt at a fondant / 3D cake, and I have never done a course, so I was pretty thrilled with how it turned out. It took me forever, with lots of frustrations along the way, but it was still lots of fun and it was a great success at the party!
Princess/cinderella's Slipper Cake
I made this for my daughter's 7th birthday and it was a huge hit with everyone. Thank you CakeCentral for the inspiration and for the shoe template. Thank you also to the people who offered advice when I had some dramas with my shoe. This was my second cake using fondant and my first ever shoe, pillow, flowers, bow and draping. I have never done a course so it took me ages to do, with lots of trial and error along the way, but I really enjoyed it. ps - The pillow is a dummy cake, as I wanted to be able to keep it on display with the gumpaste shoe.