Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Cake

We made this cake for our family on Thanksgiving! This cake is pumpkin spice cake with a cinnamon cream cheese filling. The cake is covered in dark red fondant with dark brown branches we made by rolling the fondant in thin strips. The leaves are fondant cut out with a cookie cutter and dusted with some coloring powder and pearl dust. We attached the leaves with white frosting on the branches. Along the base of the cake is a fondant border we made using a mold and then painted it gold with edible food coloring. The letters on the top of the cake are also made of fondant which we lightly painted gold.

Frisbee Cake!

We made this cake for a boy in our advisory who was turning 17 years old. He is a huge ultimate frisbee fan so we thought this would be perfect for him. This is white cake with chocolate filling. We frosted the entire cake in blue buttercream frosting and piped green buttercream as grass. The jumping man in the center is made out of dark chocolate.

Tiger Cake

This cake was for a girl turning 16 that loved tigers. This cake is white cake with blueberry cheese cake filling. For this filling, we made a cheesecake filling and spread it on both sides of the layers of cake. Then, we put in a blueberry filling with blueberries and blueberry syrup in between the cheesecake spread on each layer, stacking the cakes on top of each other. The cake was then covered in blue buttercream frosting with green chocolate swirls around the sides. We put a giant chocolate tiger face in the center and added edible silver balls on the 16!

Rose Cake

I made this cake for my friend Samantha who was turning 18. The cake is made from vanilla cake that is died purple and pink buttercream frosting. The outside of the cake is frosted in this same pink buttercream. The roses on the cake are made from pink and red decorating icing. You can get red edges on your rose like this by putting a line of red food coloring down the side of the decorating bag. In addition to the roses, I piped white buttercream dots around the cake with a round piping tip.

Tinker Bell Cake

My sister and I made this fairy/tinker bell themed cake for a girl turning 10 years old. This cake is vanilla cake with a strawberry cream filling. The strawberry filling is a combination of buttercream frosting, strawberry syrup, and strawberry pieces. The cake is iced in different colors of buttercream frosting. We marbled the frosting together by applying different colors of the frosting and swirled them together with a hot knife. In the center of the cake is a chocolate tinker bell (she is fragile, notice we accidentally broke her knees). On the side of the cake, we put chocolate butter flies. As a finishing touch, we sprinkled edible silver hearts on top of the cake.