Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cars Cake

This cake was for a little boy turning 2 who LOVES the Disney movie "Cars."  He was very excited to see "Queen!" and "Mater!" on top of his cake when I delivered it to his party!  The bottom tier is chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and the top tier is vanilla cake.  The cake is frosted with vanilla buttercream and decorated with fondant, gum paste, and two toy cars for the birthday boy to keep. :)  One of my favorite details on the cake is that I wrote the birthday boy's name, Caden, on the Cars logo.  Happy Birthday, Caden!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Five Little Monkeys cake

How cute is this cake??  It was created for a preschool music teacher, whose students LOVE to sing the "Five Little Monkeys" song.  If you don't know it, here's how it goes:

Five little monkeys, sitting in a tree.
Teasin' Mr. Crocodile, "you can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, quiet as can be,
And SNAPS that monkey right out of the tree!

The next verse starts with four monkeys, and continues until there are no monkeys left.  Sounds rather barbaric, but the motions are fun, the tune is catchy, and little kids love it!

So anyway, here's the cake.  Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations.  Watch out, little monkeys!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cake Catch Up

Here are a few cakes from last week - I didn't have a chance to upload them so I'm playing catch up!

Phoenix Soccer Team Cake: Cookies 'n' cream cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and fondant decorations.  The coach and the players' names are written on the fondant "flames."  The team mascot, the phoenix, is on the center of the soccer ball.  I colored the phoenix freehand using edible markers, based on an image that the client sent me.

Next up, an Olivia cake for a little girl turning 4.  Since red is Olivia's favorite color, and the party was right before Valentine's Day, it seemed only fitting to make a red velvet cake!  Cream cheese frosting and fondant decorations.  I love how cute and playful Olivia looks!

And last, but not least, a princess bear cake for a little girl celebrating her 7th birthday with a teddy bear tea party.  Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, fondant decorations, and edible glitter!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sweet 16 Princess Cake

I had so much fun making this cake - not only is it pretty and ruffly and pink and sparkly, but I also got to use my new extruder to make the tiara!  I used gumpaste and piped it into long strings, then laid them down on a template that I printed from the internet.  When it was all finished, I let it sit out several days so that it dried nice and hard.  Finally, I painted it with silver luster dust and added some white sugar pearls.  LOVE!!!!  I also made some silver gumpaste stars with the letters of the birthday girl's name on them, and a curlicue "16" to put on the front.  The cake itself is chocolate with chocolate chips and chocolate filling (yum).  I frosted it with vanilla buttercream tinted pink, using one of my favorite techniques, the ruffle.  So pretty and feminine.  Then, to add a little extra pizzazz, I sprinkled the whole cake with pink edible glitter. :)  Happy Sweet 16, Emma!!!