Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summers End

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with an obnoxiously thick slice of watermelon.

My daughters birthday is also her first day back to school this year. She absolutely adores watermelon and we can't get her to stop eating it when it is around. This cake is for her to take to school and share with her new classmates.

I have to admit I got lazy and didn't feel like making black fondant, so the seeds are just chocolate chips. I also didn't feel like making multicolored fondant so I layered it. Does that make me a bad cake decorater? Probably, but I doubt the preschoolers will care.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Ski Boat and Striped Bass

Last week the birthday boy associated with this cake spent a week at Lake Powell on his ski boat with his family. I guess they caught a ton of striped bass down there, whatever they are, and were having a fish fry today to celebrate the big day.

Sooooo, I made a boat.

Then I made some "striped bass". I apologize to all the anglers out there. I realize my bass are ... crude.

Here's the final product. I hope the colors mesh.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pink Roses

I have been decorating cakes since my son's first birthday party. They started out very simple and got progressively more complicated over the years. Then last year I started using fondant and things really got fun.

However, those of you who have watched this progression know that my piping skills are still a bit shakey. Nothing demonstrates this better than my attempt at making icing roses about 6 months ago...I haven't attempted them since.

Wow. It was really THAT bad!

This week I was given a birthday card and asked to duplicate the cake on it.

I was a bit nervous at first about the roses. Although I knew it would be fondant and not icing, I still have never done fondant roses. I kinda made it up as I went.

But, the result seems to be pretty good so I'm proud of this cake. The larger roses are especially pretty.

Now I can put roses on my resume.

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