Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Before you say it, I KNOW I put it on backwards.
But that's not the interesting thing about this cake.
I get asked all the time if I ever make my own fondant. The answer is no...
(made it a few times many years ago, didn't like it, end of story).
Anywho, there is a young man who made some marshmallow fondant (different than the kind I used to make) and wanted a cake decrated with it. So I told him I would do it if he supplied me with some of his fondant.
Well, I won't be making any more cakes with marshmallow fondant. I don't care what it tastes like, it is a beast to work with.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
My son's birthday is the week before Halloween...not that his cake choice would have been any different otherwise.
He asked for a zombie cake. He isn't a big fan on fondant (neither am I, honestly) which was perfect for this cake.
I just frosted a normal cake and put cookie crumbs on top for dirt.
Then I made a (half) zombie head and two hands out of fondant.
Then I made three hil-ar-ious tombstones, also out of fondant.
The final touch is the bones "underground".
Friday, October 19, 2012
Oh why, oh why can't my kids want fun themes like this for their birthday partys?!?
Luckily, I have a friend with really cool kids who like the
really fun obscure things that are great to make cakes of.
I have done topsy-turvy cakes before, but never the "right" way.
There is a little, very obvious, trick that I used. It's very effective and very, very, very time consuming.
It should not slide, anyway. So that's good.
Too much fun to do (and a whole lof of wor..zzzz).
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Six years ago today my beautiful baby girl was born bringing sunshine and the biggest smile ever into the world.
Now her favorite thing is Monster High. Not sure what happened there.
I was really happy to have an excuse to try argyle. I really liked how it turned out too.
Happy birthday Natty Kat!!!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After what seems like forever, I finally did another cake today.
To be honest I was just too busy even to do my own daughters birthday cake. No matter, she did a spectacular job decorating it herself.
So it felt really good to get back in the groove and do a real cake.
This one employs the embossing technique. That is where you roll out the fondant, then roll it again over an embossing sheet with the pattern on it.
I've used this method before to cover a cake, but I decided to take it one step further and emboss the ribbon and bow as well.
I actually liked the pattern more on the ribbon than on the actual cake. I think next time I will just do the trim and leave the rest alone.