Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sailboat birthday!

This cake was for sweet little Miles' 1st birthday. The cake was vanilla with vanilla icing with fondant decorations. The smash cake was chocolate with chocolate icing so the birthday boy could get super messy for the pictures.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

GO Pokes!

The Austin family redeemed themselves by ordering this Oklahoma State cake after forcing me to make that awful sooner schooner :) But seriously I loved doing this one! It is all fondant decorations and chocolate underneath with chocolate frosting. Happy Birthday Matt!

Book Cake

As I was in a panic to salvage the candy cake this book cake needed to be delivered for a surprise 50th birthday party and the surprise was not that there was no cake! So once again Cason came to my rescue after I forced him out of bed to add titles to the faceless books. What would I do without such a talented husband?!

Also, I forgot to take pictures so I stole these from Jenna and Tyler's Facebook. Thanks guys!

Cake catastrophe!

I had my very first cake catastrophe this past weekend. I thought it would never happen to ME but needless to say I am not above the cake gods. It all started with this beautifully stacked, great angled cake that I finished about 3 o'clock in the morning on Friday. Then Saturday morning rolled around and I got up with plenty of time to spare, so I thought, to put on some final touches to this candy cake and the book cake you'll see. So proud that I had done so well with not leaving too much to do the morning of, I started to mix some royal icing when I looked over and noticed the top of layer of this cake missing. Panic set in and I ran around to see it and a million jelly beans all over the dining room floor. LOVELY! Luckily I had made a smash cake since it was a 1st birthday cake so I used that cake as the top layer and popped another smash cake in the oven . So I know this cake is a little saggy but I did what I could to salvage and it made it to the party on time! I learned a good lesson though and will not stack another cake, especially not a topsy turvy cake the night before. Also that frozen cakes settle and I should let them thaw.