Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jesus!!

Today my youngest daughter's preschool class celebrated Jesus' birthday.  I made a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and then sculpted the Holy Family out of fondant to put on the top.  Jesus is laying in a manger filled with "hay" made from shredded coconut tinted yellow.  (Just in case you were wondering - I made sure to take the figures off the cake before anyone ate baby Jesus!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Daisy Girl Scout Cake

My middle daughter Rebecca is a Daisy Girl Scout this year, and we just celebrated her troop's Investiture ceremony this weekend.  I wanted to make a special cake for the occasion, so I borrowed this idea from my sister-in-law Jules, who had made this cake for one of her own daughters.  It's a chocolate cake in the shape of a Daisy tunic, decorated with fondant.  I had so much fun making all of the little petals and insignia!  And I enjoyed hearing the girls' squeals of delight when they saw the cake after the ceremony!  So cute!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mr. Bill Cake

I made this cake for my dad's birthday this weekend.  He's a long-time fan of Mr. Bill, so I wanted to somehow incorporate Mr. Bill into the cake.  Since Mr. Bill is always being flattened by something, I thought, why not have him get flattened by a birthday cake?  Poor guy.  The cake is chocolate chip rum cake with chocolate glaze, and Mr. Bill is made out of fondant.  Dad loved it!