This was for a class party. I had seen this cake using a shaped pan, but since I didn't have the pan, I used the idea as a template.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
A birthday cake for a close friend's son. A little nostalgic, since he's almost done with high school. I found a Pokemon book with punch out figures, which I then laminated with clear contact paper to keep the grease from the frosting from soaking through.
I did this one for Caleb's birthday while we were in New Mexico. Another colouring book design. I think if I did this cake again, I would like to add green fruit rollup "kelp" strands along the sides of the cake.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Our girls have a triple birthday party every year- their birthdays are a week apart, and they have a cousin about an hour away whose birthday is 2 days before Liesie's (actually 363 days after). Since we all go to my dad's for the party, we need the 3 cakes. The hard part is trying to co-ordinate all of the cakes and still keep them small enough that 3 isn't too much cake. This theme was pastels- yellow, pink, and purple. Mischa and Liesie had a separate party with a friend's family, and since I was caked out, I made cupcakes instead and topped them with the leftover roses.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
This volcano cake was fun, even if it was a beast to put together. I did this for a Cub Scout Blue and Gold, as well as Caleb's end of year party. This one has the volcano covered in fondant, which was easier than covering it with buttercream. The inside holds a juice glass that I put dry ice in and added water for the smoke.
This little guy was fun, although keeping the pretzel stick upright wasn't. Liesie "helped" me with this cake by tasting the frosting on the side. I had used all of my blue, and anyone who does cakes will tell you that matching frosting is a beast. I came up with a wave effect made up of a royal blue, white, and sky blue mixed gently together. It turned out better than the straight blue I had before. I used the same technique for the lava on the volcano. Thanks Liesie!
Getting a little light saber action going.
This was supposed to be Yoda- last minute idea + no picture to go off of doesn't equal the most recognizable image.