Sunday, October 31, 2010
These cakes are really cute because when cut unto slices they look like giant candy corns. The insides of the cakes are three different colors, too. These may be the only ones we have because the divider that makes the triple colors melted in the dishwasher!
Friday, October 15, 2010
This electric guitar cake was not quite as hard as we thought it would be. Until we decided it would look better with real wire for the strings! It took just as long to string it as it did to make the rest of it! The second photo shows where we tightened up the strings before handing it off to the customer!
Friday, October 8, 2010
I had some real apprehensions about "molding" characters. Up until this time, besides the motorcycle cake, I had just traced things and cut them out on fondant. I made one monkey and put him online and he was a huge hit. The mound of bananas is my favorite! We messed up and forgot to make one of the layers chocolate so that is what the mysterious green mound is. I call it my "art piece". The cupcake was for the birthday boy to destroy!
This cake originally was supposed to be red and black with some retro looking designs. Then it was two tiered with a disco ball on top. The disco ball looked like a cross between a turtle shell and an igloo so it was scrapped. (And promptly eaten since it was made out of white modeling chocolate!) The top tier was a sickly green color and was tossed out too. This is what was left, with a replacement disco ball that was far less detailed but still seemed to get the idea across a lot better!
This was a cake I donated to a charity to be raffled off. I thought it would be simple until I realized I had to put lines on about 60 leaves. Turned out pretty nice, though. Not sure if anyone bought it because I couldn't attend but it's the thought that counts!