Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Fair Cake

Here is my fair cake. I really like it. Tomorrow night, I am going to see the judges from the Food Network judge the cakes. Afterward, I can ask them what their suggestions would be for my cake. I truly am not expecting much. It was a very fun experience to decorate this, not having created anything of this magnitude.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Fair Cake

So...A friend of mine, a cake-decorator extrordanaire, encouraged me to submit a cake into the "Sugar Art" contest at our local state fair. I was very hesitant. So much so that I did nothing to prepare from February to August. (The fair is late August.) Once again, she pestered and I said, "Fine." The theme for the contest is "Fashionista" and it is anything that that word brings to mind. I did some research and after a while decided that I didn't want to do the treny fashion cake, the Gucci shoes or the Coach bag. I decided that I would do a retro-50s cake. After even more contemplation, I decided on a ...not going to say just yet. I worked hard. I had fun and I submit the cake on Thursday, August 30th. At that time, I will post in-progress pictures and end-result pictures. I can't wait for you to see it. I don't know how I'll place because I know nothing about my competitors. I do know that the whole thing was a great experience. Fun, fun, fun!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Miscellaneous cakes

 These two cakes are bridal shower cakes. The cake above was a double bridal shower.

 I made this cake for the cast party after a 29 show run of The Wizard of Oz at Mystique Theater.
                                This was a retirement cake for my friend's mother-in-law.
                             Eagle Scout Cake                                      R.N. graduation cake

Wedding Cakes

                             I haven't made as many wedding cakes as I have birthday cakes.
                                  I just haven't had as many opportunities to make them.
                        At this wedding, they served cupcakes instead of cake, so they only wanted me to make a small cake for them to cut. The roses are made from edible sugarpaste. The bride and groom I sculpted out of modeling chocolate. The real bride and groom ate the bride and groom off of the cake!

                                          This cake was adorned with fresh flowers.

This was my second-ever wedding cake. The flavor was White Almond Sour Cream. This was appropriate as the groom is an Almond farmer in California.

Baby Shower cakes

                          This is just a small sampling of the baby shower cakes that I have made.

This cake has fondant daisies and the woman is made of fondant.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Birthday Cakes

 This is a sampling of the birthday cakes I have made. I will post more later. Most of these are buttercream frosting with either buttercream transfers, fondant, or royal icing accents.

 This was my first attempt with fondant. It is fondant accents with buttercream frosting. I was pleased with how it turned out.

                                                 This cake had a lot of fun fondant accents.
                                                     This is a 3D basketball cake.

 The Littlest Pet Shop figures are made of modeling chocolate and are completely edible.
                          This is my second completely fondant covered cake. I like it!