Thursday, April 30, 2009

Techno Cupcakes

I am taking a class called Technology in the Library Media Center - it is basically how to use equipment and programs on the computer that can be used in a school library. One assignment was to make a PhotoStory video about yourself. I made my video about how I got started making cakes. For a "handout" a brought these cupcakes for the class. I made marshmallow fondant icons that are found on the computer.


I had a customer ask for a Bingo Cake for her grandmother. This cake was hard - it required math! I had to figure out how big the squares should be and then I had to try to make straight lines. I thought it turned out good though. It is white cake with whipped cream frosting and filled with custard and fresh strawberries.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spinster Cake

My little sister Jolynn turned 25. We tease her a bit because the rest of us were married by then. My brother asked me about making Jolynn a spinster cake and I immediately thought-CATS! I whipped this together for her to share with her roommates. I thought it was a cute joke and she is at least 5 years away from actually buying a cat.

Where the Wild Things Are

My kids' school was having a Literacy Night and one of the activities was a cake auction. The cake was to be decorated to depict a book or a character from a book. One of my favorites is Where the Wild Things Are so I made this cake. I thought it turned out pretty cute, The Wild Thing on the right looks pretty much like my favorite one from the book. I hope the cake earned money for the school.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Over the Hill

I made another Over the Hill cake for a 60th birthday. It is a yellow cake with buttercream frosting. I struggled with getting the robe on the Grim Reaper to lay right, but it turned out eventually!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Guitar Hero

A customer asked me to make a Guitar Hero cake. This is probably one of the most challenging cakes I have ever made - I try to avoid carving cakes because you are supposed to use a firmer cake and I like to make them as moist as possible. It was fun to make and turned out pretty well, but I learned a lot. This cake was for a Nick's 16th birthday party. It is white cake with strawberry filling.