Tuesday, June 19, 2012

May Wedding :: Pinwheels, Persimmon, and Pearls

Congratulations Valerie!
Being able to share in someone's wedding is always a blessing. And while each bride has her own beautiful theme and colors--sometimes it can be hard to bring all of those aspects together on a cake. Between Sara and I we were able to pull a cake together including the bride's colors, pinwheels, branches, and pearls.  I love the final product and the bride thought it was "perfect."  I couldn't have asked for a better compliment. 
To make the pinwheels we mixed some tylose powder with the fondant to make it more of a gumpaste consistency.  Let the fondant sit (covered) for about 30 minutes, then roll out to 1/8 inch and form into a pinwheel as usual!

Happy baking!

Nike Cav IV Cake

Happy Birthday Joe!

I love getting unusual cake orders, and while I have made a shoe before I didn't have the pressure of making a replica of a specific shoe.  This is the Nike Cav IV shoe on the shoe box.  I think it turned out pretty good! 

Happy Shoe Baking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guitar Cake!

Congratulations, Preston!
This cake is for a young man that is graduating high school and attending Alabama next year (Roll Tide, y'all). I am told he is quite the guitar player and very excited about Alabama. This is a white almond sour cream cake with strawberry filling and almond buttercream. The decorations are done in fondant and the silver accents are done with luster dust.

Before I start any shaped cake like this I make a template out of newspaper.  This helps me to get the size and shape right before I start carving the cake and it makes carving the cake go much faster.  If you are just filling with buttercream then fill between the layers, freeze, and then carve. If you are filling the cake, like I was in this situation, carve the layers first, make a buttercream dam, fill, place the second layer on top, and dirty ice the cake.  Here is a pic of the cake during assembly:

 Until next time, Happy Baking!

Monday, June 11, 2012

April Cakes :: Sports Cakes


Over the past couple of months we have made several sports themed cakes.  Baseball is popular this season so there are a couple of those.  The football cake is one of my favorites becuase I got to try out a new icing technique.  The hair/fur/grass tip is exhausting to use when trying to cover a whole field, but the effect is really fun when you need grass or hair type accent.

Around easter you can buy edible grass for easter baskets but I buy some to stock up for any cakes that may need it.  In this case we used some edible grass for accents around the baseball cake.

Happy Baking!