Friday, July 19, 2013

Baby's First Giraffe Cake

I had some help with this cake! I actually did this cake earlier in the year with my sister-in-law Courtney. It was for her daughter Aspen's first birthday. I was a little nervous about it because I still hadn't done many cakes at this point. Courtney made the cake and cupcakes, helped me color the fondant and cut out the giraffe print. We make a great team! If only we lived closer so we could do these together more often. I made the letters of Aspen's name and the little pink flowers ahead of time so they would dry. Courtney found the adorable stuffed giraffe that I think really made the cake. This is definitely one of my favorites! Thank you Courtney for letting me be a part of her special day!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Star Wars Fight Scene Cake

My nephew loves Star Wars so I came up with this volcano fight scene with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin. I used my Wilton Dress Pan for the hill and a large round cake on the bottom for the base. I drew the fire with melting chocolate on parchment paper and let it set. The lava is also melting chocolate I put in a piping bag. I places the figures on top of the cake where I wanted them and put the chocolate around their feet to keep them in place. It was a hit with all the little boys!  (Big boys too..)

Sorry the picture is sideways..:\

MAC Make-up Cake

I made this cake for one of my older sisters for her birthday. She loves make-up so it only made sense! All the make-up is made out of fondant, the make up bag is a chocolate round cake cut in half and covered in white fondant. I painted the leopard print with food gel. The base of the cake is a square chocolate cake covered in blue buttercream. Happy birthday Meg!