This was a last minute cake that I made to take to my in-laws this morning. We spent the day helping them pack up their house. The moving van comes Monday morning and we're no where near finished!
Oops!! A Wave!
The sheet cake is a light lemon cake with raspberry filling. The wave is carved from a white chocolate pound cake. Frosted in buttercream, with graham cracker crumb sand. The people are buttercream, the sand castle is made from a buttercream/graham cracker paste, and the surf board and shells are candy melts. Footprints and "happy birth day" (for my brand new newphew's birth day (7-28-06)) were drawn in the sand. thanks for looking!
"thank You" Box Of Cookies
no-fail cookies in regualr and raspberry flavor and chocolate cut out cookies. Decorated with royal icing.
More 1St Communion Cross Cookies
More of the cookies I sent to my sister-in-law for my niece's first Communion tomorrow. The pink ones are raspberry flavored no-fail. Others are chocolate and regular no-fail. and Antonia's Royal icing.
1St Communion Cross Cookies
My niece's first communion is tommorrow ot of state and we can't go. So, I made 6 dozen cross cookies to send them. I'm happy to say that thtey got there today and they survived the 1000 mile trip in the mail! Her favorite color is pink, the pale green and daisies match her invitation. No-fail, no-fail flavored with raspberry (pink) and chocolate with royal icing.
This was a birthday cake for my mother-in-law. It was my first time making flowers out of fondant (fondant mixed with gumpaste powder). Unfortunately, the pot started to crack at the bottom - I think the cake inside was lopsided and it was leaning forward. oops! Fortunately the cake was good - it was 4 layers of chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. I got so rattled when it started to break, I forgot to write Happy Birthday! Any advice for working with fondant successfully?
this was my first attempt at gumpaste/fondant flowers. I made tulips (red and pink), daffodils, and daisies for a flower pot cake. They are fondant with gumpaste poder mixed in.
this was my first attempt at gumpaste/fondant flowers. I made daffodils, tuplis and daisies for a flower pot cake for my mother-in-law's birthday.
Protect Our Earth
White chocolate cake with raspberry filling and vanilla butter cream icing. Everything is edible - the penguin on Antarctica, shark fins in the water, dancing bear on Russia, panda on China, elephant and giraffe on Africa, kangaroo on Australia, macaws and tree frog on South America, and the bald eagle flying over the US are all fondant. (it was my first time making figures from fondant - what fun!) "Protect our earth" sign was made from candy melts. Made for a special Earth Day dinner last night.
I made these for a little girl that I know who had to have 8 teeth pulled last week. 8 teeth? yikes! I had some extras, so I took them to my dentists office for the staff to enjoy. I used the "no fail" recipe and royal icing.
Miller Lite Beer Cookies
These were two of the sets of "six packs" of miller lite cans that I made for my husband to take into work to celebrte his birthday (before I packaged them). They matched the cake that I made for his brithday dinner.
Miller Lite Cake
This Miller Lite beer can was made from 4 french vanilla rounds, cut in half, with raspberry filling in between each layer and frosted with vanilla buttercream icing. It was for my husbands birthday - he LOVES miller lite!
Winning Hand Blackjack Cookies
Also part of the casino cookie collection sent to a family as a "have fun in Vegas" gift. I used the no-fail cookie recipe and Anotnia74 (Helen)'s royal icing recipe. Thanks Antonia74!
these cookies were also part of the casino cookie collection sent to a family as a "have fun in Vegas" gift.
Card Suit Cookies
These card suits were part of a "casino" collection that included card suits, dice and cards. They were made as a "Have fun in Vegas" gift.
here's one more that shows some of the gingerbread cookies, too. All of the recipes were form kitchengifts - all great!
these are some more of the 150+ cookies I made in December - beforeI put on the hangers.
Holiday Cookie Clothes
My father is in the Dry Cleaning business. This year for Christmas I made him clothes cookies in sugar, chocolate, and gingerbread. They decorated the tree in the store with these cookies ornaments (edible) on wire hangers. Then I made him another 150 additional decorated clothes cookies to give away to the customers' children. Some were red/green and Christmassy and some were non-Christmas colors for the families who didn't celebrate Christmas.
40Th Birthday Cards
This was a vanilla creme cake with strawberry buttercream icing, made for a friend who was turning 40 (who loves to play cards).
Panda Bear Birthday Cake
This 3-d panda was for a 10-year old's brithday party. I didn't notice it at the time, but the black around the eyes is such a differnt shape! oh well... she loved it, so I guess that's what matters!