Sunday, December 26, 2010
Our grandparents both have birthdays the same week in December and grandpa ordered a cake to take to their Wednesday Coffee... The original cake was a giant coffee cup with the names of their grandchildren and great grandchildren written on it. The "saucer" on the bottom was a little too thin to hold the giant cup or to support dowels! So it basically destroyed itself.
So instead we made a more sturdy version with coffee cups and instead of Sweet N Low we wrote Walt N Ev. They were just as pleased with this version!
This was for a Christmas party, they wanted a gingerbread house but did not like gingerbread. The inside of the cake is White Almond Sour Cream cake and the gingerbread was made and placed around the cake. There are quite a few details that aren't very visible in the photos!
We were very nervous that this cake wouldn't turn out but the "grass tip" for the frosting makes amazing looking hair! This was an order for a little girl who wanted a shih tzu cake. I can't imagine having to cut into this and eat it but it turned out great!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Cake balls may just be the best invention ever. Instead of throwing away tons of cake scraps you can make them into delicious moist balls of chocolate-covered cake. I may be a cake decorator but I do not like cake. I love these, though, and haven't found anyone who doesn't.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The concept of this cake was a vase of flowers. It ended up looking like a flower garden with a fence around it which was a much cuter idea anyway! I was nervous about making gum-paste flowers, and I was correct in thinking they would be hard at first! These took me a couple of days to make but it was worth it! I didn't have time to make the bow out of fondant, though I would have preferred to! Making bows the old-fashioned way never turns out well for me!