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!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kendall's Red Velvet Cake

I made this cake for my friend Kendall who was turning 17 years old. Having a sophisticated palette, she chose red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (my personal favorite). This cake is covered in red/magenta colored fondant and the white flowers were piped in decorating icing. Using a paint brush, I slightly brushed the icing to give the flowers more of a petal look. Happy Birthday Kendall I hope you liked your cake!

Italian Soccer Cake

This cake was for a huge fan of the Italian National football team. The cake is dark chocolate with chocolate fudge filling. We decorated the cake like the flag of Italy but used a grass tip so the frosting would look like grass. We made the soccer goals from white chocolate, making each side of the goal individually and then arranging it into a goal. Using black fondant, we cut out letters to say Happy Birthday Sam!

Harry Potter Cake!

We made this cake for our friend Anna who is obsessed with Harry Potter. This is a red velvet cake with gold colored cream cheese frosting to resemble Gryffindor colors. After dirty icing the cake, we covered it in gold colored fondant. On top of the cake is a Gryffindor scarf, the "golden snitch", the "sorting hat", and the "elder wand," all made out of fondant. By marbling dark brown and light brown fondant, we were able to create a wood grain pattern for the wand. The note on top of the cake is made from thinly rolled fondant. In food coloring with a paint brush, we wrote Happy Birthday Anna. We hope you Harry Potter fans liked this cake!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cherry Blossom Cake

For my friend Mia's birthday, I made a lavender cherry blossom cake. This is lemon cake with a coconut butter cream filling. We covered this cake in lavender colored vanilla fondant. The "branches" are made from brown fondant and the blossoms are white fondant cut out with a cookie cutter. Mia is written in white chocolate on the top. Around the base of the cake, we sprayed pearl coloring and finished it off with coconut frosting piped around the bottom.

♫ iPod Cake ♫

This cake was for my music-loving friend Makenzy. She wanted a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. The peanut butter filling was a basic butter cream frosting with peanut butter and pieces of reeses cups. This cake is shaped like an iPod mini and covered in light blue fondant and detailed with black frosting.

Pumas Soccer Cake

We made this cake for the end of Corryn's soccer team's season. This cake was half chocolate cake (recipe adapted from and half vanilla cake with chocolate frosting as filling. We decorated the cake in coloring frosting using a piping bag with a grass tip. The word Pumas is written in white chocolate and the soccer goals are also constructed of white chocolate.