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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giraffe cupcake tower

I totally forgot to post this at the end of August...


french vanilla giraffe cupcakes in giraffe cupcake liners with vanilla and chocolate fondant spots. Some have butter cream grass and candy chocolate rocks.




 
the Giraffe is fondant and rice cereal treats. (the stick under his neck was so the customer could travel 3 hours in a car without his neck falling over.) he is sitting on butter cream grass.


who loves giraffe's?


Happy 11th Birthday sweet girl!




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beywheelz

Leave it to a soon to be 6 year old to stump me with cake design…adorable little Johnny wanted a Beywheel cake for his birthday. First I had to find out what one was…


(photo is awful)


After consulting so many people about how to do the tread for this cake as well as some of the other elements it was my husband who came up with most of the design elements to create a replica of this toy.

(here is the toy)



He suggested using a larger pan (like 14” pan – it was a big cake) so it was not as thick as a stand 8” or 10” round which is deeper. Then he and I and a neighbor and a co-worker all talked about the tread for days, after ideas about making it with frosting, fondant, carving it, using cookies dipped in red chocolate, using Twislers cut and placed into shape of the tread, finally it was the kit kat that was the winner. Cut and placed at the correct angle then iced…who knew tread would be so hard to come up with..


(ignore the shinny icing in the bad photo)



The “build up” center parts are made from marshmallow rice cereal treats covered in chocolate fondant.



The phoenix in the center was hand painted on free hand (which I hate – if it’s not centered or proportions are off the whole thing looks like something that should be on cakewrecks.com) but this one came out ok. I used a liquid metal color used for air brushing (which I don’t have but was the best color match) mixed with a bit of light blue pearl lust and a lot of silver luster dust. It was hard to paint as the was no clear head on shot of the image so I had to replicate it best I could.

The bolts are chocolate cake bake in a micro mini muffin pan the iced.

The cake itself is chocolate with vanilla butter buttercream.



I lent them a rotating cake stand (that was flat, like a plate - not really a sand) so that the cake would “spin” like the toy ;o)



Little Johnny really wanted the candle on the Phoenix with his birthday candle ;o)



Happy customer…



Happy 6th Birthday!







10th Anniversary Cake



This cake was done for a lovely fun couple who were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.



 They wanted to incorporate a lot of different elements that they have shared together over the years onto one cake.




I came up with the theme of making a road that they have/would travel on and tie each of the very different elements into one unifying theme.



 





 

Part of the road is a little wonky and uneven but we laughed and said “well marriage and life is sometimes like that”




 
Many of the items were don’t in either fondant, gum paste or butter cream then hand painted with pearl or luster dust to give a them a bit of depth or color variation.






The cake itself was Italian butter cream with vanilla butter cream frosting. (cream cheese frosting would have been the best, but is not easy to decorate with..)







 

I gave them sparkler candles in the numbers "10" for the top.










The whole cake was sprinkled with rainbow disco dust for a glimmer shine.

Congrads to you guys!