Monday, June 25, 2012

Testing ...1...2...3...

Today is great Grandma Niederhauser's 80th birthday.  Last night we had a party for her and I was asked to make her a cake.

I took this as an opportunity to try out a few new techniques.  Not all of them were a success.

First, the bottom layer is supposed to have lots of horizontal folds like a sash was wrapped around it.  Hmmmm.

Second, the top layer is supposed to look like lace.  Hmmmmm.

Third, the flower on the front is supposed to look ruffley.  Yea!!!

1 out of 3.  Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Pink Pig Cake

Every year I donate cakes to school auctions.  It's a fun way to get my name out there while helping our kids' education.

Most of the time, people forget they buy it and I never get to make one.  This time, they remembered.

I wasn't given a whole lot of direction on this cake.  They just said the birthday girl likes pigs.  That seemed easy enough for me!

I am really liking the round animal designs.  You see them everywhere in plush form and I think they are adorable!  I used the round with my owls and I decided it was also be perfect for the pig.

My favorite part of this cake are the eyelashes.  She HAD to have them so I made them as girly as I could.

Last of all, what pig would be complete without a mud hole to sit in, so I sat her in a pile of chocolate frosting...what pig wouldn't love that!!!!
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

...Aaand Once Again. The Owl Cake

One day in the not-so-distant future I will own a very nice camera that takes very nice pictures.

One day.

In the meantime, you have just seen the 3rd owl cake I have done in 2 months.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Millenium Falcon Cake Topper

Now THIS is a cake topper to be proud of!!!

Of course, I hope to make many more of these, which will perfect the technique, and I will probably eventually look back at this one and think it was a bit rough...but I still like this one.

Jared asked me if I would make this for a buddy of his that is graduating from...not sure what, but he's a Star Wars junkie.

I really hope he likes it (and that it survives the trip to NE!).
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pink Flower Baby Shower

 If I am totally honest with myself, this is not my favorite cake design.

I made the most common and most disasterous rookie mistake....

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