Monday, August 31, 2009

Gift Box Cake

This is my first fondant bow. I think they are really nice on a cake and are great for a birthday if you don't know what to put on someone's cake. The cake can be any color or have any type of design to it. The bow can also be any color and have polka dots or stripes on it. This cake is covered in buttercream, but the cake can be covered in marshmallow fondant as well. If you want one of these bows on your cake, please call 4-5 days ahead because it takes that long for the bow to set up.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Topsy Turvy Cake

I've been wanting to make a topsy turvy cake for a long time. So I just made one for myself this weekend. It's a very interesting process and was a ton of fun to make. Usually the first time I do something new, it turns out to be a total disaster. But I had no trouble with this one. Even the fondant turned out nice on the cake. It's just the second time I've tried covering a cake with fondant and it worked out great. Also my first time making the wire topper. Finding the right kind of wire is difficult. But this worked well. My original idea for the decorations was pink and brown with flowers on the top tier and a bow. My chocolate fondant didn't work. It was too dry to use, so I changed the whole thing. I love pink and green just as much as pink and brown. The cake inside are new recipes too. A new version of strawberry that is absolutely fabulous, and a chocolate fudge brownie cake on the bottom tier. It is so moist and fudgy. My favorite chocolate cake now. I have two strawberry recipes now. The one I made for this one which is Extremely Strawberry and dark pink, and the Strawberry Delight which has real strawberries and cream cheese. Strawberry Delight is a delicate strawberry flavor, light pink, and the cake is so moist and creamy. It is really my favorite one, but Extremely Strawberry is good too. Well, I'm glad I know I can make one of these cakes now and look forward to the next one. Look at for great designs for your topsy turvy cake order!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chocolate Cake

Delicious chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream icing. I was practicing basket weave and rope borders for a grooms cake coming up in September. I've never really done basket weave before. It was surprisingly simple. I used a star tip because the basket weave tip I have is really small. I'll have to get a larger one and it will look even better. I am surprised that no one orders chocolate icing more often. It is soooo good! How can you not love chocolate cake with chocolate icing!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Check it out!

Ya'll must check out the Cakes by Judi website in the My Favorite Cake Websites list. She is from Mobile, Alabama and her cakes are beautiful! She has some great designs for all sorts of occasions. Definitely look at her website to help you get ideas for your next cake order!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Marshmallow Fondant Cake

Good Lordy! Who put this UGLY cake on my blog ;) I wanted to make my mom a special birthday cake for her 50th birthday. I had no time to spend on this cake and that's not a good thing when it's the first time doing something. The fondant was too soft and I rolled it out too thin. I had no idea where to place the flowers either. Also my first fondant bow attempt. I'll try this again sometime. And to whoever put this awful cake on my blog...TAKE SOME CAKE DECORATING CLASSES!!!!

Marshmallow Fondant Cookies

I saw cookies like these on Layers of Love and thought I'd try them. They look really pretty, but I was terribly unhappy with the way they tasted. I am still searching for a great cut out sugar cookie recipe if anyone would like to share. The marshmallow fondant makes pretty decorations, but has a strange texture for cookies. Plus it takes a REALLY long time to decorate using the fondant. After a day or so the icing dries fairly hard and is more like a candy. When the marshmallow fondant is on a cake it stays more soft. As pretty as these are, I think I'll keep looking for a great cookie/icing recipe.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Blueberry Cream Cake

I had to show the inside of a fruit filled cream cake. Moist white cake filled with your favorite fruit filling, iced with cream cheese frosting. Mmmm Mmmm.

Blueberry is Josh's favorite. I made him this one for his birthday/anniversary cake.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tiki/Luau Cake

This is a full sheet luau cake. It is iced in buttercream with graham cracker crumbs for the beach, and rolled fondant decorations. I am learning that rolled buttercream is too soft to make fondant decorations. It does not set up well at all. Even when it is dry it is still soft. So the palm tree leaves had to be made out of foam. But everything else is made of rolled buttercream.I got to use all of my new gum paste/fondant tools that Josh got me for my anniversary present. He was so sweet and went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a ton of tools and cutters for me. I'm so glad to have his support. Our 6th anniversary is tomorrow. I love you Josh!
Mount Bundt-Cake-atoa!

The tiki masks had to be put on a piece of cardboard so that they would stand up. There are so many skewers behind them it looks like scaffolding! If I had used gum paste they would have dried hard and would have stood up better. They look scary and mean!

The tiki torches were so fun to make . They are just skewers with fondant shaped on the tops. I think these are my favorite thing on the cake.