Rockets And Cowboy Stripes
This cake gives me such mixed feelings. I feel like if I had had a few more hours, it would have been my best cake, but I ran out of time. I underestimated how long it would take. I made it for Icing Smiles and I felt really bad I didn't finish, but I hope the family loved it anyway.
I only had a day to work on this cake, so I kept it pretty simple. But the birthday girl totally lit up when she saw it! The cake is frosted in buttercream with fondant accents. I also added some luster dust to make it sparkle. The crown on top is a toy that belongs to the friend this cake was for.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Cake
This cake is based on the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" which is illustrated by Eric Carle. I was a bit intimidated when my friend requested this style, but I was happy with how it turned out!
Simple Flower Baby Shower
I made this for a baby shower I attended today. Cake is yellow cake with lime curd filling and coconut buttercream. Everyone raved about the frosting and the filling! I wish I had just left the top tier off; it looks kind of wonky, and not in a good way. Other than that, I was pretty happy with how this turned out!
Birthday girl wanted rainbow cupcakes. To make the multi-colored swirl on top of the cupcakes, I filled three different icing bags with their own color, then put all three bags into another bag. Worked like a charm!
I love these cupcakes! I call them Moscow Sunrise because they have beets in them and the coloring ends up looking like a sunrise after they're baked. I just added one small grated beet to the sour cream of my WASC recipe and then made it like normal, and this is how they turn out! And they're delicious, too! It doesn't taste like beets at all, the beets just give the cupcakes an extra depth of flavor that no one can really pinpoint. You should totally try it and tell me what you think!
Pink And Yellow
My first time making a 3-tier and it was a hit! I meant to have the roses on the bottom tier, too, but I ran out of frosting (I added the roses on site) and had to improvise. Overall I was happy with it, and everyone kept telling me how beautiful and delicious it was. Success!
I love how this one came out! Buttercream with fondant accents. The signs are paper. Action figures borrowed from birthday boy.
Polka Dot Cake
I made this cake to try out my new Americolor gels. I'm in love! I always hated know muted and pastel my Wilton colors came out. Not really sure what I was thinking when I came up with this design. I spent four hours just cutting out dots and adhering them to the cake! haha I love how it came out, though.
Hundred Dollar Graduation
This cake was 13X18 inches (two 9X13s put together). WASC cake with lemon filling, frosted in buttercream. Benjamin Franklin and the "Meliora" symbol are fbct, the rest done free hand. This cake was a big challenge for me, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
I found the idea for this cake from a bakery called Concord Teacakes. The birthday girl saw their cake, and wanted me to change the dome to the color of water (it was originally a gray rock), and she wanted an aqua tail. I was worried that the tail would blend into the water, but I think it turned out alright. I think the distinction looked better in real life. Also, the mom wanted the mermaid to have a one piece swimming suit on instead of a bikini.
Sleeping Beauty Doll Cake
I've made a few doll cakes and wanted to try adding a "scene". Overall, I was happy with how it turned out, and now I know how to make it better next time! My favorite detail of the entire cake is the white collar on Sleeping Beauty's dress. I just couldn't figure out how to make it look right, and my brilliant husband came up with a template for me to use. The cake is chocolate mud cake with cookies and cream filling, frosted in BC with fondant and gumpaste details (the skirt of the dress is the only place where the BC is visible).
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thanks to CC for inspiration! I found out the design is originally from Coco cupcake cakes, so a big thank you there for the cute idea. I used buttercream frosting with melting wafer details (eyes, hands, etc) and chocolate sprinkles for "fur".
Pink Rubber Ducky Cake
I made this cake for a friend having a baby shower. Well, she had her baby early and we had to cancel the shower, but I still invited people over to help me eat the cake.
I wasn't thrilled with how this cake turned out. I wanted to do a diamond print on the outside, but I didn't have an impression mat, and I couldn't find a ruler, so I tried it freehand, and that was a bad idea. I had to redo it with a scroll print.
Nothing that hasn't been done before, but it was my first present cake and I loved how it turned out!
Snow White Doll Cake
Second try at the doll cake. I was pretty proud. My favorite part was the sleeves. To make it look like the red was inset I first iced the shoulder red, then piped the light blue over it with tip 81 and tip 2 (for the "seams"). The cake was chocolate mud cake with cookies and cream filling and cream cheese frosting.
I made these for a friend who wanted pink princess cupcakes. The tiaras are made from melting wafers. I used pearl sprinkles for the gems. I got the idea from stephpatterson77 who got the template from Dennysse. Thank you! They were a hit! The templates can be found in the sketches and patterns section (mini tiara 1 and 2). Here are the links: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1439279 and http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1439281
My version of the superhero cake. iced in buttercream with fondant and melting wafer accents. Small details are either royal icing or painted food coloring. TFL!
This was the first time I've done a cake for someone else. I was so excited! The cake is chocolate mud cake with cookies and cream filling. The frosting is cream cheese frosting. I may try a new recipe; I had such a hard time getting this one smooth!! But at least it was delicious... The plaques on the side are made from melting candy wafers. The "candles" are shish kabob sticks I covered in melting chocolate/wafers and stuck in the cake so I could keep the top layer from sliding off (the party was outside and I didn't want my whipped cream melting and sliding around!).
Chocolate And Poppy Drop Flowers
I was trying out some new recipes for this cake. First time with chocolate ganache. I didn't have time to decorate it the way I wanted, but I thought it looked pretty good anyway.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
I've been wanting to try these for a while. I got the idea for the candy and cup from nefgaby. I thought they turned out cute, but next time I won't put nearly as much batter in each cone! I didn't show the back, but on each cone the batter ran over the top of the cone on one side and made it sag down. I think I'll try filling the cups about half full next time! The toppings are a little fudge mixture I came up with and cream cheese BC, then topped with sprinkles and a red skittle.