Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Doctor Who Birthday Cake

This is a cake I made for my son's 4th birthday. He is a HUGE Doctor Who fan (as are myself and my husband), and he wanted a Doctor Who theme party.  I made the topsy turvy cake to look like the Time Vortex. I specifically tried to make it look like paintbrush strokes and was inspired by the "Vincent and The Doctor" episode. I used buttercream to "paint" the cake. I sprayed edible blue, black, and red glitter to swirl up the cake. 

The TARDIS is made of gumpaste and was painted with food coloring. The TARDIS was lit up on top and on the inside with LED lights. I did use paper printouts of the Police Box signs because I do not have any edible paper to print out on (so I cheated a little).

The Dalek is made of rice cereal treats and black fondant (and I had used the eyestalk, and weapons arm, and suction cup appendages from my son's broken Dalek toy).  The Cyberman is made of gumpaste and painted in edible silver paint.  The Weeping Angel is made of gumpaste and painted in food coloring.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Cinco de Mayo Cake

   This is a cake I made to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love how frilly and vibrant Mexican folk dresses are, so I decided to make a cake that was inspired by those dresses.  

   The cake is a lime, avocado and ginger cake with a mango cream cheese filling.  The multi-colored frosting used to decorate the cake is a strawberry-flavored buttercream frosting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Easter Cake

I wanted to make a special Easter cake this year, so I decided to go with a "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" theme. The sheet cake is actually vanilla cake that I dyed in rainbow colors. The frosting is vanilla buttercream, and I piped grass onto the cake. The path is made out of rice cereal treats. I used marzipan to make Peter Cottontail, basket, the cottage, and carrots. I used chocolate to make the eggs, and piping gel for the pond. **I apologize for the poor quality of the photo. I used my cell phone camera, and it did not turn out very well**

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Valentine's Day Cake and Cupcakes

I realized that I had never made a Valentine's Day cake before (I'm not into the holiday at all). I had a burst of inspiration the other day to combine apricot and rose flavoring together, so I decide that I might as well try out a new recipe and bang out a Valentine's Day cake as well.

The cake and cupcakes are a blueberry applesauce and ginger cake with an apricot and rose flavored frosting. The flavors went incredibly well together! Quite possibly a new favorite of mine!

As far as the decorations, I piped a simple design on some of the cupcakes and added a white chocolate heart on top. I also made a few flower designs on others. I piped a ruffle pattern on the sides of the actual cake, with a flower pattern on top. Voila! A Valentine's Day cake. Done. :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Birthday Cake

This was a cake I made for a nun's birthday. Being the good Catholic girl that I am, I wanted to make the nun and the big man upstairs happy. LOL

The cake is a yellow cake with apricot jam filling, and coconut buttercream frosting. The nun's favorite color is lavender, so I added lavender-colored ruffles on the sides of the cake, and a lavender-colored flower on top. I also sprinkled chopped coconut around on the inside border of the cake.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: Manliest Cake Ever Made

My husband just celebrated his 38th birthday. His only request was that I make a funny cake. I had free reign to come up with something funny and unexpected..soo I made him the manliest cake ever made.

I'm known for being a bit cheeky, so I decided to really give him something off the wall and unexpected. It's Chuck Norris, famed kick a** manly man of movie and television fame. Here in the United States, there are websites, t-shirts, bumper stickers dedicated to Chuck Norris-isms. I decided to use one for his cake.

Forgive my poor handwriting, but the banner at the top of the cake reads: "There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live. Congrats for making the list." The banner is complete with a target on it and riddled with bullet holes. :)

I free-handed the piping of Chuck Norris. I saw a picture of him online, and used black frosting to draw him on the cake.

The bit that makes this the manliest cake ever (besides the fact that Chuck Norris is on the cake) is that this is a chocolate cake with bacon inside. The frosting is bacon-flavored. Seriously. Bacon. I came up with a recipe for the frosting that would not be sweet, but pure bacon-flavored. I have to say the flavors are pretty intense. It was intense for me, but perfect for a guy to eat.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Cakes Throughout the Years: 40th Wedding Anniversary Cake

Here is a cake I made for my in-laws. This cake was to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. The bottom tier is vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. The middle and top tiers are chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream. The cakes are covered in vanilla buttercream. The scrollwork is white chocolate buttercream painted with edible gold dust.

I handmade all the daisies out of fondant. The monogram and number 40 are handcarved out of gumpaste, and painted with edible gold dust. I used lavender-colored isomalt diamonds on the monogram as well.