A totally rad and gnarly 80's themed birthday cake! This cake was too much fun to make! I wanted to do something that would incorporate several 80's themed memories, so I piped a record out of black buttercream on top and spelled out the birthday message, I made a Rubix cube out of fondant, made a mini version of a Pac Man game around the bottom tier, and spelled out fun 80's words throughout the cake. The cake is white cake with traditional buttercream icing.
September 26, 2010
Come on Barbie, let's go party! That song was actually a hit some time ago :-) Let me just say that I was obsessed with Barbies as a little girl, and making this was a dream come true! I would have loved a cake like this as a kid. I used a real Barbie doll, one that my best friend found for $5, and the leaves are in fondant and the hearts are made out of gumpaste. The cake is chocolate with traditional buttercream.
I was asked to make a Cars themed cake, along with 2 other cakes on the same day, so needless to say, I was a bit concerned about how exactly I would go about decorating all 3 cakes, but this one in particular was the most challenging. I felt as though this Cars cake was the most difficult one to design because I did not want to use a cake character pan. Anyhow, I love to complicate things, and as I look at it now, I realize that it ended up looking simple, but a lot of planning did go into it! At least this cake was a hit at the party! I free handed the car shape and used small star cut outs for the hood in fondant, and the rest I piped in buttercream icing. The cake is French vanilla with almond emulsion and vanilla buttercream.
September 18, 2010
This cake was so much fun to make! I made this for my co-worker, Kevin's birthday. The letters are made out of gum paste and the fish, ball roller and start and end call buttons are made out of fondant. The rest of the decorations are made in yummy buttercream icing! The cake is half vanilla and half chocolate.
September 2, 2010
This tres leches cake is a traditional cake in my family, except I took it up a notch and added lots of fruit on top of it to make it look pretty. Usually, you serve it with maraschino cherries on the top. For those of you that are wondering what the heck is a tres leches cake, it means "three milks" because the spongy cake absorbs condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream. It is a very wet and delicious cake!
Wow, I never thought I would get so much use out of my ball pan. It seems to be in high demand lately! Here I made a globe shaped company logo cake in chocolate with buttercream icing and litttle baby cupcakes. For those of you wondering, the little flower is a cotton boll and not what you are thinking ;-)