Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Friday Night Lights/Dillon Football Cake

I made this cake for my friend Kendall, who is just as big of a Friday Night Lights fan as I am. This is a fudge-chocolate cake with mint buttercream frosting. The outside of the cake is covered with blue fondant (Satin Ice buttercream). The words, football, and jerseys are all made out of melted chocolate  To make these, I put melted chocolate in zip loc bags, cut the tips off, and squeezed the chocolate onto wax paper. After sitting in the refrigerator for a few minutes, I peeled them off and stuck them on the cake with a little frosting. Each jersey is an actual player's name from the show with the appropriate number. Hope you FNL fans like it!

How to Make Modeling Chocolate and Thin Mint Cake

This is a simple photo-tutorial on how to make modeling chocolate.

To begin you will need:
- 4 tbs light corn syrup
- 1 tbs tap water
- 9 oz milk or white chocolate

I doubled the recipe for this cake.

First, in a medium/large bowl, heat your chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals until completely melted.

In a small bowl, combine light corn syrup and water. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir.

Pour water and corn syrup mixture into the melted chocolate.

Stir until just combined (no more clear rivers of corn syrup).

Pour the chocolate mixture onto clear plastic wrap.

Wrap it up and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours (at least) or let sit over night. If the modeling chocolate gets to hard, you can always microwave it for a few seconds.

Roll out the modeling chocolate on a smooth surface. I usually put down some crisco vegetable shortening so it doesnt still to the counter.

Transfer the chocolate onto the cake, smoothing down with your hands.

Trim the edges and finish you cake!

This cake is designed to look like a thin mint. It is fudge-chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Happy Birthday Makenzy!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pin-Up Swimsuit Cake

My sister and I made this cake for our cousin's pin-up themed bridal shower. This is red velvet cake with creme cheese frosting. The cake is covered in white Satin Ice fondant. The red swimsuit was painted on with red food coloring (mixed with vodka as a thinner). Using different shades of pink, we created frosting roses on the sides.

Star Wars Cake

This is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting filling. The outside is iced in basic buttercream frosting colored blue (we use the recipe from http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/09/my-favorite-fluffy-buttercream-frosting/). The light saber is made from colored fondant and the stars are white chocolate.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Candy Land Cake!

I made this cake for my friend Rachel's 17th birthday. This is a red velvet cake with swiss meringue buttercream. The cake is designed to look like a candy land board. The "path" normally on candy land is made of starbursts and the peppermint village is candy canes and coconut. There is also a peanut brittle house, a lollipop forest, and the ice cream cone kingdom. The ice cream cones are filled with cake (crumbled up and stuffed inside) and topped off with frosting to look like ice cream. The edge of the cake is surrounded in peanut M&Ms and dots. No doubt the sweetest cake I have made so far! 

Harry Potter Cake II

I made this cake for my friend Franny's 17th birthday. This is my second Harry Potter cake so I wanted to do something a little different and make it in the shape of a book. This cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting (aka the best). The cake is covered in white fondant and brushed with brown food coloring mixed with vodka. The wand, sorting hat, and gryffindor scarf are made of colored fondant. The yellow letters are made from melted chocolate. I hope you Harry Potter fans enjoy this!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Race Car Cake

We made this cake for a boy who is a huge Cars fan (you know the movie?). This is a carrot cake with strawberry buttercream filing. The cake is covered in blue meringue buttercream and decorated with vanilla decorating icing. The cars you see on top are made from modeling chocolate (a combination of chocolate melts and light corn syrup) and on the sides of the cake are chocolate cars. Happy birthday Oswaldo!