Monday, December 31, 2012

Shoe Cake and Garden Cake

November was that time again. My mom and my sister in law share a birthday. For the past two years I have made them both a cake but next year I might try to combine the two into one. For my mom I tried to do a backyard garden little brother said it looked like an Easter cake. Brat! Hehe.

I thought it was gosh darn cute and didn't get Easter at all...(as I stick my tongue out at my brother)...

For my sister in law I did a shoe on a pink and black girly cake. Although she isn't very girly...hehe....she does like shoes and purses and fashion.

4x4 Club Christmas Party Cake

I did this cake for my dad's Jeep club Christmas party. Unfortunately I didn't get great pictures of it. :(

Halloween/Office Party Cake

My fiancee's mom was having a potluck at work and wanted to take one of my cakes. It was originally for Halloween but she learned that her department head was also having a birthday so the cake became multi-purpose. Nancy gave me all of the key points about her boss, such as the jar of M&M's, the red umbrella, the papers covering everything and the things she would say to them every day. Here's how I put it all together.

Hunger Games Cake

I did this Hunger Games cake for my fiancee's daughter, Shannon. This is my favorite cake so far. I LOVE how it turned out. I'm still amazed that I was able to get the mocking jay even close to how it should look. Haha.

Shannon was very happy with it too.... :)

Safari Animals Cake

This is my nephew Ryder's second birthday. I loved this cake. And I loved doing it for him. So much fun! Well...aside from the usual frustrations along the way. Trying to make the figures look the way you invision them is a labor of love.

The gorilla was the most difficult but I was sooo happy with how he turned out.

Raiders Cake

I did this Raiders cake for my brother's birthday this year. It was sort of last minute so I got an edible image from a local cake shop. My parents got me a cannon printer for Christmas so I'll be doing my own images soon!! Yay!!!

I wish I had used the same border that I did on the bottom to trim the logo on would have looked much cleaner.

Graduation Cake

I did this zebra with pink and green graduation cake for my cousin's daughter. I used electric pink and electric green gel colors. I used a shot glass to form the shape of the cap.

I was kind of in love with my zebra pattern. LOL. The top tier was only 4 inches so I had a hard time with fitting her name on it. I haven't mastered piping names so I made strands of fondant and shaped them and let them dry.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MAC Make Up Cake

This MAC cake was done for my co-worker's 30th Birthday. It was so much fun and such a challenge. Everything on the cake is made from gum paste...100% edible.

Sea Life Cake

I did this cake for my niece, Faith. My family takes a 10 day trip to the beach every year and the her birthday fell during the trip. I made all of the components before I left, as well as baking and covering the cake itself. I transported it in an ice chest with cold packs. She kind of got ripped off because there would have been more detail if we had been at home, but it still turned out pretty. Here are the pieces I made before I left.

I assembled the cake in my parents motor home and we had the party at a picnic table outside.

I used silicone molds for most of the pieces, including the mermaid. Iloved the way she turned out. Very whistful.

Mother's Day 2012

Here is a bird house cake I did for my mom on Mother's day this year. I cut a piece of gumpaste for the house, made it look like wood grain and used a circle cutter to add an opening. I wrapped it around a sherry bottle to dry...

Then I brushed on some color dust and added the top. The top wasn't exactly what I had planned. Sometimes the vision in your head is harder to produce than you expected. :) I was ok with the end result.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished cake. It was lemon cake with white chocolate custard filling and it was the BOMB! hehe...

My Grandma was with us that day and she LOVED the cake. She passed away a couple of months ago so I'm so happy that I was able to share her last Mother's Day with her.