Monday, November 30, 2015

UP Gingerbread House

So I decided to enter a donation gingerbread house into the Festival of Trees for the second time this year. The donations are all auctioned off and all the money goes directly to Primary Children's Hospital. I had to sign up months ago and an idea to put on the sign. I had been wanting to try making an UP house for awhile so I thought this would be a perfect design. I found a template online but unfortunately it was missing some pieces and had some extra pieces so I had to improvise a little bit. Some of the roof angles were off and gave me a headache but I pushed though.

The start of my gingerbread house. I used a recipe which didn't call for molasses hence the light coloring. I figured no one be eating this anyways and it would be on display for the holidays.

 Putting on the final touches at home. Kevin and Paul seem to like it. :) I used gum balls for my balloons attached to a round Styrofoam. My husband had the great idea to add in more gum balls by piercing them with toothpicks to give it more dimension. Brilliant!

I had to add a handmade edible Carl and Ellie.

Final product.

Me and my house at the Festival of Trees.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pirate Ship Smash Cake

This is was a really cute smash cake for three brothers with close together birthdays. The waves were fun to put together in ombre colors. this is a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and fondant.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pokemon Rayquaza Cake

How cool is to be asked to make a mountain out of cake? Well that's what happened right there! I was also asked to make one of the Pokemon characters flying down the mountain. Her son says I should be on TV! What a sweet kid!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mondrian Modern Cake

I absolutely loved studying modern art in college, so when I was asked to make a Mondrian inspired cake I was so excited. The cake was for the happy couple's 5th wedding anniversary, but they preferred it simple with no wording. I improved a lot in this cake with sharper edges by using some new techniques. The cake is dark chocolate with bavarian cream and dark chocolate chocolate ganache. This is the first cake in a long time that I wanted to dive head first into! Mmm.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rainbow Dash Cake

I am loving this handmade edible Rainbow Dash figurine that I made. Thank you, youtube tutorials! I love how the standing rainbow frames her from behind.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Little Pony Cake

My first My Little Pony Cake! It's funny how cake themes often come to me in twos! I must admit I loved these toys growing up! They are so fun. Does anyone remember Megan? She was a doll and horse trainer of the ponies, had that too. these ponies are just so magical with there wings and beauty marks. I enjoyed doing that little rainbow heart theme around the bottom to tie in the big one on top.