Iced Cake Competition Entry
This was my entry for the ICED cake competition today in Ocala FL. The theme was Romantic Wedding Dresses. It was my first competition, and I'm really happy how it turned out!
My First Time Doing String Work
This was a dummy cake I practiced on. I would have taken a picture of the whole thing b/c I actually did do string work around the whole cake, but my dog ate the other half. I was extremely annoyed with him, thank goodness it was a dummy cake!
This is my first attempt at decorated cookies. Not perfect, but it was a lot easier than I thought it would be! The names in the second picture are my name and the names of the dogs I've owned or fostered (except one, I ran out of cookies!) I definitely need to improve my writing :)
This is for a friend's mom. Not the best picture because I took it in a hurry, but the ruffles were inspired by a Martha Stewart cake, and there are blue buttercream roses on top.
Candle And Presents
My second attempt at a candle cake, the first was a complete disaster. The presents are cupcakes I cut into little shapes.
Brownies with candy skeleton (idea from Wilton) and cupcakes with candy skulls and picks. My first time playing with candy melts, it was fun. It was also fun to make a total mess of the brownie crumb "dirt"!
Just Because Cake
I made this cake just for fun, and to practice a few things I'd never done before- a bow, the rope border, and covering a cake in ganache then fondant. I think I will do ganache under fondant from now on, it was super easy and looks soooo smooth!!
Chocolate cake with buttercream. The cake was leaning slightly so I tried to get the best angle for the "front". Other than that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Dog Rescue Anniversary
I made this cake for my friend whose rescue I volunteer with. It's the one year anniversary of their new location this weekend. It's chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, and the first time I have ever tried drawing or painting anything on fondant (it's the rescue's logo).
My First Topsy Turvy Cake
It didn't turn out as topsy as I would have liked, and since it was practice and I used leftover fondant colors it looks gaudy, but I sure learned a lot! Next one will be better!
My own version of a cake I've seen a few times here. I couldn't see cornstarch on the flowers in person, but apparently they're still covered b/c the picture really shows it well!
Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, cake on top was made with the Wilton ball pan, figures and igloo entrance are made out of fondant
Strawberry cake with pink vanilla BC for my friend's daughter who was turning 4. My friend bought the figurines and I stuck them on the cake, had some trouble with the prince!
I made this cake for my boss who was leaving our team. It's WASC with nutella filling on the bottom and strawberry filling on the top layer.
Fondant And Gumpaste Final Cake
My teacher didn't actually do a final cake for class, but I wanted to do one anyway, so here it is! I had a lot of problems with the fondant tearing, but it didn't help that I didn't use regular buttercream under it (I used peanut butter buttercream). Thankfully all the cutouts covered the tears!
Made this for my friend's birthday. It's yellow cake with vanilla buttercream. It was a bit harder than I thought to get the navy blue right, but I was very happy with how it turned out.
Tony's Birthday Cake
WASC cake with regular buttercream and chocolate buttercream. This cake was a lot of firsts- my first camo cake (I'm so happy how it turned out!); my first time using the WASC recipe (haven't tasted it yet, but it smells awesome); and the first time using the Wilton bake-even strips (I wouldn't have believed the difference if I hadn't seen it!). TFL!
Wilton Class 3 Final Cake
This is my final cake for class 3, it's red velvet covered in buttercream and fondant, with fondant roses.
Daisy And Violet Birthday Cake
Thanks to cakepro for the red velvet recipe, and to shopneday for the decorating idea. Things that went wrong with this cake: 1. the cake fell apart when I took it out of the pans- thankfully it didn't completely break, so I was able to hold it together with the icing. 2. the icing wouldn't stick to the cake, especially around the corners (it's only my second time doing a square cake!). 3. I broke at least one petal off each daisy! If anyone knows the secret to making RI daisies that don't break, let me know, b/c otherwise I'm never making them again!