Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easy Tinkerbell Cake

I made this cake for my niece Lilly. My sister and brother-in-law had a specific look they were going for and I'm really happy I could create it for them.

 The flower is patterned after the "Ever Blossom" in the movie "Tinkerbell".. the flower is white in the movie but they wanted it yellow.. it's like Tinkerbell's hair. The green fondant I cut out in a circle then using an edible marker on the backside drew little triangles to cut out. Looks kinda like Tinkerbell's skirt. 

I just used white butter-cream frosting under the fondant and I piped with a medium sized round tip little pearls around the base of the cake like her shoes. We sprinkled on some gold and white edible glitter to look like pixie dust and that was it! Their party was super cute. My girls told me every five minutes that it was the best party they had ever been to. I have to agree. It was pretty cute!

Easy Golf Cake

This cake took me 2 hours from start to finish. My husband had said a cake wasn't necessary for his birthday.. but I had made cakes for all the other birthdays going on in the family and decided the morning of his big day that I would make him a quick cake in the couple hours he was golfing with his dad. It is super simple but still cute and he was happy to have a surprise.
I made a golden yellow cake with white butter-cream frosting. I really wanted to have different shades of green but there just wasn't enough time! So one color green was all this cake was. I frosted the two layers with the green icing and put the rest in a piping bag. I cut  a small hole for the cup and used a candy stick for the flag pole. The flag was made out of leftover fondant I had laying around. Same with the golf ball. But that's the only fondant on the entire cake. Kinda nice huh!

I cut an oval for the sand trap on the side and crumbled some of the cake inside of it. For the piping I used a leaf tip and a small round tip. With the leaf tip I used long strokes up the sides and shorter strokes around the top. I used the small round tip for the shorter grass fairway and fringe. The tiny dots took some time but it wasn't really bad! I hope you like it!

Flower Pot Gardening Cake

Happy birthday Mom!!

I used two 9 inch round chocolate cakes with chocolate butter-cream between the layers and colored white butter-cream on the outside.

I made this cake wanting to do as little fondant as I could. So it would have looked nicer covered in fondant but it was a cake for my mom and it can get annoying to peel fondant off your birthday cake when you don't want to eat it. I'm still learning when it comes to getting a perfectly smooth surface with butter-cream frosting. So just ignore the imperfections. I did blue on top and blended in some green on the bottom.

I made the pink flower ahead of time to allow it to dry. I used a Gerber Daisy cutter from Wilton. For the center I rolled a piece of fondant into a semi flattened ball and used a pointed tool to create little impressions. Then I dusted it with glitter. For the leaves of the pink flower I free hand cut them and allowed them to dry as well so they would stay curved and more lifelike.

I have an ivy leaf cutter I used for the ivy "growing" down the cake. I just swirled some green icing on the cake before placing the ivy down so it looked like a vine.

The shovel is completely made out of fondant. I free hand shaped it all so really no tricks to this one. I used a candy stick to connect the handle and the spade part. I used a teeny tiny bit of black Wilton gel with a lot of edible glitter to make the grey color. For the handle to make it look wooden I used a sharp tool to draw some lines along it to look like wood grain. Then I used a little brown and a little red Wilton gel with clear lemon extract to paint it on.

The fence is fondant that I free hand cut as well... so if you're wanting to recreate this I hope you feel comfortable free a lot of the work.

For the small flowers around the fence I used gum paste and a Wilton flower punch set. The centers are sprinkles.

The gloves are fondant that I cut out with a hand cookie cutter. Thankfully I had this already from a huge Wilton cookie cutter set I got for like $12 one year. I have used this set to death! Love it... I hand painted all the little flowers using Wilton food gel. Feel free to copy the same flower design I used or I'd love to see what you come up with on your own!

The flower pot is actually a silicon pot that my mom got for me at Easter. So when Easter comes around again look for them at Walmart. It came in a package of 9 with nasty cake and frosting to bake and decorate with.. just throw all that out and make your own. The little pots are so cute it's worth it. I filled the pot up with chocolate cake I crumbled. I got the leftover from leveling the cake.

All the grass and leaves around the base of the cake are piped on using Wilton leave and grass tips. They take a couple times to get the hang of it but it's definitely worth a try.

Last I piped on some clouds and a little bird. It was a fun cake to make in a short morning! I was trying to surprise her so I worked quickly.. :)