Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Curious George Cake

I made this cake for a 1 year old's birthday. I was worried about getting the George just right, but he turned out pretty good. Some kids were over playing the day I was working on this and when they left I noticed the tiny candle off George's cake was missing. Apparently, one of the kids had to have a taste - at least it was something I could remake in about 30 seconds! The cake was marble, frosted in buttercream, and decorated with marshmallow fondant.

Monday, September 21, 2009

BYU Cake / U of U Cake

Our Bishop's birthday was last week and I thought he deserved a cake, so I asked his kids what he was into. Pretty much BYU football was all they came up with. So I planned out a cake, then my husband said I should make it a U of U cake instead (BYU & U of U are apparently rivals). We compromised and I made one side of the cake U of U - which was to be shown first, then when the cake was turned around the Bishop would see the BYU side. His son later told me that the U of U logo was destroyed by stabbing it with a fork. I'm sure it still tasted good!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lego Cake

This cake was made for a "Build It" themed party. The kids built their own pizzas, marshmallow shooters, and things like that. The birthday boy is also getting a trip to LegoLand, so this cake was perfect. I had some trouble making the divots - I tried to make them out of cake, but they kept falling apart. I finally gave up and matched fondant to the icing and made the divots from fondant. The colors were so bright, which was perfect. I dropped the cake off and headed out to my car. The mom came running out - the birthday boy's little sister had stuck her fingers in the cake. I ran back in to do some emergency surgery.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Luau Anniversary Cake

If you type in Luau cakes in Google Images - my Flip Flop cake is on the 1st page (pretty cool, eh?). That is how this customer found me. He ordered this cake for an anniversary party. It is iced in buttercream. The waterfall is a strip if marshmallow fondant that I had not completely mixed the color into, creating the marbleized look. I made the rest of the decorations with fondant also. When I dropped off the cake, the couple's daughters said how much the little man looked liked their dad.