Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Grandma!!

My grandmas birthday is the day before Christmas eve so my mom and grandpa asked me to make her Birthday cake and to be honest I was thrilled because I had this idea for this poinsettia cake for a while and and had been hoping for a need for it!

This was my first  attempt at gum paste flowers and I LOVED it, so you will definitely be seeing more! I airbrushed the flowers and used white modeling chocolate and airbrushed it gold for the pot foil, and of course crumbed Oreos for potting soil.

OU themed birthday cake.

I will admit this turned out cute even though I said I would never do a OU cake. :) But I couldn't turn the sweet Austin family down, so I broke down and did it anyway even though I thought my husband, Cason was going to kill me with the dirty looks he kept giving me while in the process of putting it together. And it did relieve a little of the pain knowing half of their family that had to eat the cake are cowboy fans as well! GO POKES!!

Pillow Cakes!

 After one princess pillow cake, they became very popular so I had 2 more for one weekend!

Cambrie had a pajama themed party so I did a pillow and a pair of slippers. The pillow was vanilla with vanilla icing and the slippers were made out of cereal treats.

And Jessie is a little princess so of course she chose the princess theme party with pink purple and silver decorations. the purple pillow was chocolate and the pink was vanilla.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gun Cake!

 This is by far the most manly cake I've ever made and also my first attempt at making and using modeling chocolate. Now I LOVE modeling chocolate it works better for molding because it blends into itself and is even more like play-dough than fondant. I will definitely be practicing and using this again!

The cake is vanilla with vanilla filling and icing and the gun was carved for rice crispy treats and covered in modeling chocolate and painted with edible food gel.

iPhone cake

This was a half vanilla/half chocolate cake for a going away party. I completely for got to take pictures until the very last minute so here is one of the almost finished project and one that Tom so graciously took for me at the actual party.

It turned out cute for as many problems as I had with this one. Being the perfectionist that I am, I measured my actual iPhone then attempted to make a scale model. I had finished about half of the apps while the cake cooled in the freezer when I thought I would see how the placement would look only to realize my math was WAY off! I then added to the sides of the cake with carvings, trimmed down the apps and still struggled with room. O well this is all a learning process right? If it were an easy process I guess everyone would make cakes. I am disappointed though because Math classes were always my strong point, but what can I say it had been a very long week!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's a bird, it's a plane...

Actually it is just a Spiderman, Captain America, and Wolverine birthday cake! For some reason I was moving in slow motion with this cake and it took forever but it turned out to be just like Cohen's mom wanted to it was worth it! He had a superhero themed birthday and dressed as Spiderman. I bet that party was a blast!

Monkey Business...

My mom was helping host a baby shower for friends of ours Megan and Michael who are soon to be parents of baby Mason and they are using a monkey/Ahoy themed nursery so we made this 2 layered cake for the shower. I was getting rather tired and about gave up on doing a 3D monkey so I stopped at the Rice Crispy body and Cason came to my rescue and finished the monkey for me! It just might be a family business after all. Little does he know he did way to good of job now I will be putting him to work all the time!

Painter's Pallett

This cake was for my sis Cayla who is about to graduate from RSU she wanted to do a little surprise party for her favorite art professor Gary and to celebrate graduating. It was by far the least time consuming but turned out pretty cute I thought.

Go Pink Pandas!!

Sweet little Jessica's soccer party was this week so this was their party cake. Chocolate fudge cake with vanilla buttercream icing and a fondant covered cake soccer ball.