Wednesday, July 20, 2011

101st Post - A Zebra Cake

Although I've been light on the posts this year, I have been baking.  Here is a zebra cake that I made a few months back.  I was inspired by a cake my college roommate and good friend Jaclyn made for my friend Sarah when we were in college.  Anyway, it was a 12 inch vanilla cake covered in white fondant and made to look zebra with black fondant.  I finished it in super-girly hot pink buttercream and a hot pink circle in the center.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Tiffany Blue Communion Cake

A few months ago I got an email from a friend of a friend.  She wanted a super chic First Communion cake for her daughter.

She sent me a few pictures online but she wasn't totally happy with them.  One cake had a praying little girl on it. Her daughter didn't want any of that!  I have to confess, I was happy that she didn't because making people out of gumpaste is no fun!

Anyway, I took her idea and ran with it.  I made a 12" round vanilla cake and covered it with Tiffany Blue fondant.  I handmade over 200 gumpaste flowers and added edible pearls for the centers.  I made a patchwork pattern on the sides of the cake (which took careful measuring).

I also made a few dozen matching cupcakes.

I just love how this cake and cupcakes came out.  They were so elegant and classic chic.  Plus, they matched my dining room which is always a plus!!  Enjoy!

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's been too long...

I've been neglecting my blogs, I know.  But I have good reasons.  You see, I became a lawyer, I bought and painted nearly every inch of a house, and I've just been running around like a mad woman, all in just 5 months.

I have still been baking, though.  I've got great pics of baked goods from Christmas until now that I can't wait to share with you.

So, here goes.  A friend of mine referred her friend to me to make a record player cake.  You see, her husband is a DJ and the plan was to present the cake to him on the air.  She wanted to do the cake without using fondant and I was up to the challenge.

I made a half sheet cake.  Then, I placed a 10" cake on top of it for the turn table.  I used a little bit of fondant to make the record.  I covered a dowel rod in fondant to make the arm.  I used food coloring and painted it on with a paintbrush to give a more realistic look.  I also made cupcakes with little "records" on them.

So, here it is...a turntable cake!  ENJOY!

Also, everyone has been asking about my new kitchen.  Well, it's not huge, but it works.  It has about double the counter space that I had in the apartment so that is a plus.  I will say that at first it really needed a face lift. So, with the help of my paint crew, we painted the kitchen cabinets and changed the hardware.  Here are the before and after pics...