Monday, January 24, 2011

Wakeboard Cake

Baking the cake, stacking the cake, icing and covering the cake, are becoming much easier and faster for me. (especially on this cake because my stepmom baked it for me) As I get more custom orders though I am learning just how long it takes to make a personalized creation. On this cake for example, I had to dye each color, knead, roll, cut and shape each wakeboard. Then after I made 20 boards I had to design them. After 4 hours I request my stepmom's assistance and she helped me get the last few finished. All in all it took about 6 hours if we include baking time to get this puppy completed. 5 hours of decorating.

This cake was for the 15th birthday of a teenage boy. He loves wakeboarding, football and lacrosse so each one was equally displayed on top. I am really proud of my 100% edible cake.

Well-- almost 100%--- candles were added at the very end to further personalize the cake.

It was fun shaping the football. I am guessing professional bakeries have molds for alot of things, but I had to do it by hand. I am pleased with how it turned out. I am also very happy with the wakeboard in front that looks like airbrush- tie-dye- swirly-- etc etc. When I was researching wakeboards on line many of them were extremely intricate with graffiti like designs. On such a small area I really couldn't do much in the way of graffiti, so this was my interpretation. It looked really good.
Here are a few more of the wakeboards:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pink Rose Wedding Cake

I can't seem to figure out how to make these pictures bigger. Sorry about that.
This cake serves 90 if you cut the top tier. The bride and groom wanted to freeze the top for their 1st year anniversary so instead it served 75. The roses are real.

Orchid Wedding Cake

2 tiered Wedding cake
8 inch round and 6 inch round
Serves about 40
The Iris flowers were silk provided to me by the bride

Pretty Present Cake

Pretty present cake with flowers
Made this for a baby shower
Single tiered serves 20-24

Elmo Cupcakes Sesame Street

Sesame Street cupcakes featuring Elmo Cookie Monster and the Grouch
Oreo Cookie mouths, marshmallow eyes, and Elmo has a jelly belly nose

Sweet 16 Damask Cake

This was one of my first cakes. You can see rippling on the fondant near the bottom. That doesn't happen anymore, so don't worry about that.
Single tiered serves 20-24

How to Train Your Dragon Cake

Single tiered round. Serves 20-24
How to Train Your Dragon cake for a birthday party