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!