Saturday, December 26, 2009

Rose Cake

This was a project for a class I just finished taking.  This cake has over 40 roses and 40 leaves! 

Christmas Cookie Bouquets

It was a busy last week of school.  Trying to make enough cookie bouquets for all of the teacher's, teacher helpers and a few others for friends!  I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Friday, November 20, 2009

An 8 year old girl's birthday...

This was for an 8 year old's birthday - they requested that I do whatever I like for the cake and just utilize her favorite colors (blue and green).   This was my first attempt at a pillow cake and tiara.  The square shaped pillow was a pretty run of the mill attempt...however, trying to make the round cake look like a pillow and hold a shape was far more challenging than anticipated!!  Nonetheless, the 8 year old was very happy with the result and even ate the crown :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A 7 year old girl's Birthday!

I made this cake for a friend's beautiful daughter.  I tried a new recipe for "White Chocolate Fondant".  It was harder to work with and roll out but it tastes much better.  Oh well, practice makes perfect (I hope)

Happy Halloween!!

Here are some cookies I made for the neighbors.  I enjoyed the "gross factor", but also thought they were a pretty good Halloween treat...some people thought they were too creepy to eat. 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Festival 2009

I created this cake to for my son's school Fall Festival. It was fun to make and, I think, captures the essence of Fall!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween theme cake.

This was a cake that I made so that I could practice with sculpting technique.  All of the pieces are edible.  I made the fondant for the cake from scratch and it was a bit softer than it should have been. I also realize some of the things I should have done in different order, but I will know for next time!  Seriously people, I need volunteers to eat these cakes (aside from my kids).

Fall florals cake

I was taking a class in technique with gum paste and fondant - this cake was my final project!  (all edible)  All of the leaves and flowers were hand painted with food coloring prior to being attached to the cake.

My first practice cake.

This is a white butter cake with fondant covering and flowers.