This cake was inspired by the amazing cascading dresses the Disney Princess are always wearing. The cake was “pink” velvet with cream cheese icing, covered in pink fondant with purple swags and a candy sprinkle border.
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This cake was inspired by the many 40′s inspired polka dot dresses Jamie is always posting on her pinterest.
“Pink” velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.
Who doesn’t love buttons?
My mom recently celebrated her 60th birthday! My big brother and I threw her a luncheon at a French restaurant. I wanted to try a new technique and make something special for the special day.
Pinterest is amazing, and gave me great inspiration. The cake was chocolate with chocolate frosting. The fondant was dyed a light pink and the designs were dyed grey.
To make the designs, I cut shapes using my leaf cutters. Then, I dyed royal icing and created a cross hatching on the reverse side. My piping skills aren’t great, but the overall look came out great. This is definitely a technique I will use again in the future.
Everyone has a different experience during student teaching. I had two. My first experience was pretty awful. 6 weeks in a K-1 self-contained classroom with a teacher who had no interest in helping me or even letting me lead a lesson. Luckily it was only 6 weeks. After the annoyingly long 6 weeks, I moved to a new school for a 10 week stint in 5th grade. There I met a Jenn, my cooperating teacher. Jenn and I got along immediately, and I spent the next 10 weeks co-teaching for the first, planning ELA and SS lessons, and learning what it’s like to be part of a team.
I also remember this time as the period when I really started baking. I used Jenn and the fellow teachers as taste testers on a large variety of new cakes, cookies, and brownies. I’m sure when my ten weeks were up, they were both sad and happy (for their waistlines) that I was going.
So, when Jenn told me she was getting married last summer, I immediately offered to make her shower cake.
Jenn’s shower theme was “cocktails.” Our favors were martini glasses with cocktail flavored jelly beans.
I used the theme as my first opportunity to create my own cake design. (In the past, I’ve googled images and used someone else’s cake as inspiration)
I decided on melding together three “cocktail” related ideas.
The bottom tier is a punch bowl shaped cake with fondant embellishments. I was able to find some “ice” at the local candy store (cotton candy flavored rock candy).
The middle tier is embellished with lemons and limes. I like the overall look, but wish I was able to make the lemons and limes more realistic, and with more depth from color.
The top tier is a cocktail, with its very own straw and umbrella. The umbrella and straw are 100% due to my amazing fiancee, who created the inner structures out of wire. Thanks babe!
A final touch of some rock candy “salt” along the rim of the cocktail finished off the cake perfectly.
The top and bottom tiers were Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting. The middle tier was Yellow Cake with Strawberry Buttercream,
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My very first attempt at a topsy turvy cake was successful! I followed a technique I found online, and will definitely try it again, this time making my tiers a little taller.
Red Velvet cake with Vanilla Frosting.
Two years have flown by and the most amazing little boy celebrated his 2nd birthday! In what is now a tradition of making challenging cakes (2009, 2010) for my nephew (and future niece) I was challenged to try my hands at Thomas. Initially, the request included dry ice smoke, but that was quickly rules out and we settled on a smaller version of Thomas to celebrate the day.
Devil’s Food cake with Vanilla Buttercream was used on the inside. I added height and created the engine with rice krispie treats.
I can’t take all the credit for this cake however. My amazing, soon to be husband =-D, is the one responsible for Thomas’ face. His patience and careful hand is what was needed for this project.
This has got to be my favorite cake up until this point. Having my nephew point at Thomas the whole night and say train, was enough to melt me to goo.
For a recent birthday party I was asked to make a Fancy Nancy cake. Not knowing a thing about Nancy, I immediately went to google. To say I was overwhelmed at the idea of creating a cake inspired by the detailed illustrations would be an understatement.
I finally found inspiration in Fancy Nancy’s purple ruffle skirt. I was excited to finally have the opportunity to try this ruffle technique I had seen floating over the internet for awhile.
The cake and cupcakes were decorated with some party confetti to let them fit in with the theme of the party.
This weekend was my future sister-in-law’s baby shower! She is getting ready to deliver a baby girl this May! I know she is excited, but I definitely can’t wait for a little girl to be around!
I based this design off an image I had come across on the internet, and loved the overall look. The mommy-to-be is not a fan of pink (gasp!) so we went with the next girliest color, purple. While I am still questioning the idea of putting a newborn baby into a bathtub with bubbles, I have to say my giant cake-ball sculpture turned out great! I’m a big fan of the legs I added to the bottom of the tub.
The cake is chocolate cake with oreo-cream cheese frosting (yum!).
I recently converted to Satin Ice fondant, and could not be more in love! Not only is it easier to work with, it actually tastes good too.
If this cake taught me anything, it’s that I need practice piping. If anyone has any recommendations for make royal icing “bubbles” without leaving a point that needs to be pushed in, I’d love to hear about it.
Check out that bow!
A Tinkerbell inspired cake!
For the second year in a row I’ve had the pleasure of making Maira’s birthday cakes! Last year it was Foofa inspired, this year we moved to Tinkerbell. This cake turned out exactly how I’d hoped.
I swirled the main fondant to give the very green cake some texture, and used fabulous silver sprinkles to add some “pixie dust” to the cake.
Yellow and green swirled “velvet” cake with cream cheese icing!
The cake really took form when the birthday girl added some Tinkerbell touches.
Happy Birthday Kristall!!
Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream in Hello Kitty cupcake wrappers. The letters were created out of red and white fondant.