Friday, 23 September 2011

Wizard of Oz Cake

This was really fun to make!  This is completely edible except for the lollipop sticks.  The cake is vanilla filled with chocolate buttercream.  The shoes were made from modelling chocolate and covered with disco dust, I was really happy with how they turned out!  All other accents are made with fondant.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Pretty in Pink!

I will have to start by saying that this is one of my favourite designs to date.  I actually got the inspiration from a cake I saw on the Cake Central website by a member by the name Cakesue.  Her version was black and white with a large bow on the side instead of flowers like I did on the top.  This is actually not a cake but a cake dummy.  I have done only a few wedding cakes so I thought that if I wanted to appeal to more brides then I would have to show them my talents as a wedding cake designer and not just  as someone who does lots of celebration cakes.  All of the decorations on this cake dummy are made of fondant with just a few spots of buttercream piping.  This was my first attempt at ribbon roses, once I got the hang of it they were very easy to do.  I learned to do them just by watching You Tube videos!  It is amazing what you can learn off the internet! When it was complete I airbrushed the entire cake with an edible shimmer paint.

 Last week I purchased a photo tent off of Ebay and I must say it was probably the best $100 I ever spent.  I am by no means a photographer but at least now I can take some pictures that I don't have to be totally embarrassed about! I am hoping to do many more cake dummies this fall so say tuned!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Shiver Me Timbers! It's a Pirate Cake!

This was so much fun to make!  This was a last minute order from a friend of mine who actually designed my logo for me. She lives in Victoria and was making a short notice trip to Kelowna to help her mom move.  It is her son's birthday next week and they are celebrating with a Pirate Party complete with a ride on a pirate ship!  I only had a couple of days notice so I didn't have time to do any gum paste decorations ahead of time.  That being said I am very happy with how it turned out.  I hope it survives her plane ride home!