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Friday, October 12, 2012

Power Puff Girls Cake



I found a book 'Cartoon Cakes' online that I thought looked pretty cool. I was going to buy it but then discovered I could get it through the library. After paging through it I discovered that most of the cakes in there are really difficult. This is the only one I finally got around to making. I think it was really cute, it was tricky to get the girls propped up, especially the one on the headboard.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Zombie Cake Attack!

My sister in law requested a Zombie Cake for her recent birthday party. Well after googling images I was pretty sure on my design. The head would need to be poking out of the ground with the hands or fingers poking out too. I set a 8" round on the rectangle cake and added a little extra angled cake behind the head to angle it up.

Then I adhered the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin pieces with a little frosting. Then I added the rolled fondant to the frosted cake. Added the wrinkles with a shaping tool, added nostrils by pressing the ball tool into the nose and cut out sections for the eyes. I made two eyeballs out of white fondant mixed with just a little red food color gel and detailed them with painted of red food color gel for the prominent veins. Added the green and black fondant to the eyes for the pupil and iris. One eye was pushed into an eye socked and one was left out to dangle. The fingers were made of thick short pretzels wrapped with leftover fondant and icing from the face. I pushed these directly into the cake. At this point I decided I wanted the face more green so I brushed on green food coloring, this also helped accent the wrinkles. I added rice noodles for the hair and red corn syrup for the gory blood. The cake was pumpkin chocolate which I read was a healthier way to make a cake and appropriate for Fall.

Kitty Cat Cake

I wanted to challenge myself so I dreamt up making a kitty cake. I just stacked two 10" rounds and carved away. Once everything was set I rolled out the fondant and layed it over the frosted cake. Thius is the tricky part, making eerything lay smooth and not picking up too much frosting and cake bits while rearranging the fondant. One I had that done I added the 'fur' with strokes of an shaping tool from Wilton. Then I added the ears by cutting out triangles from the fondant and adhering them with bits of frosting. I sprayed the whole thing with orange color mist by Wilton. Then added whiskers with cut lengths of thin wire and just shoved them in the fondant.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sesame Street Elmo and Cookie Monster Cake


I did this cake for my little nephew, turning two. It was fun doing the fur in frosting. This was my second Sesame street cake so I was glad I was able to change it up a bit. Over all I would have done the nose differently, maybe fondant instead of just frosting. The kids just loved eating those eyeballs and were fighting over them!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Video Game Cakes

 I was asked to do some video game cakes for boys recently. One was for Assassin's Creed, the other for Angry Birds. The Assassin's Creed character was a bit of a challenge, I had to decide whether to do it in regular ol' frosting or fondant for a more polished look. I ended up going with the fondant, which meant putting together the pieces like a big jigsaw puzzle. Tricky, but turned out good. I had to also figure out what to do with the face, because half of it is covered in shadow so I used black frosting there to create that effect. I used Wilton's color spray to give the originally white fondant a grayer look and the color dust to make the silver color on the armor.
 Detail view of body armor. Crazy details.. Ack. He even wears lace, my husband says, "He must be European." lol.

 Angry birds and piggies made of fondant.
My four year old nephew loved this cake, he kept telling everyone as they arrived at the party, "This is my Angry Birds Cake" in his broken English as they entered. Cute!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sushi Cake


I am super excited I was finally able to to login to my account! It's been awhile and I really wanted to get back into doing my blog posts. So silly me, I thought I had just forgottem my password to my gmail account associated with this blog but I think I had actually been trying to login with the incorrect email as well! Oops, haven't used that one in awhile! Well thank you blogger.com for actually reminding me what my correct email was an letting me change my password! And I was able to change my url to reflect my new last name, yes, I got married! Woo hoo! Any ways, I have been up to so many new things lately, such as my cake decorating. This sushi cake I made for my husband's surprise bday party at a family sushi restaurant, Midori Sushi in Roy, Utah! Check it out if you are local, they make great food! I can't decide my favorite, it is all so good!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Stargazer Lily


Another beautiful flower taught in the Wilton class. This one was so time consuming, I an see why decorators charge so much for these hand made flowers!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Co-Worker B-day cake



Some how I became the official cake maker at work, go figure. She loved it!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Elmo Cake



My friend asked me to do this cake for her little 1 year old's birthday party. I loved the idea! This was the first smash cake I did and it took some coercing to get the little guy to dig in. But once he did, he was bathing in the frosting!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Giant Lip balm cake


I was challenged to make this cake for a co-worker's birthday at a manufacturing factory where they make... you guessed it, lipbalm!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gerber Daisies

These are some of the flowers made from the Wilton Fondant II course. These gerber daisies are so fun!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Basketweave Flower Cake

This is my final cake from taking a Wilton cake decorating class. All the flowers except the pansies are made from poyal icing. Royal icing drys super hard and kind of tastes like Pez. The pansies are made from gum paste. The sides use the basket weave technique. I learned a lot from the class and really enjoyed it.