Friday, January 22, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen there has been a delay

The next cake will probably have to happen next week. I have just run out of time. Where HAS this week gone?  :)
Happy Caking....


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Next Cake....

2 Words....
Dice cake.
Wish me luck! :)

Two standard six-sided pipped dice with rounde...

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Verdict....

The Mini was a HIT! It was moist and delicious and the fondant actually tasted great!

The Swangers enjoyed it and I loved sharing it. We didn't take the rest of the cake home. There wasn't much left but I knew if I brought it home we would eat it. So the rest of the Mini was sacrificed for the greater good. :) I don't have any pics of when we cut it. I wish I had taken some. The layers looked nice. Next cake I will take pics of the final eating party. :)

Jo asked me if I could do birthdaycakes for the girls in February...I think I just might have to practice up on a purse and something else girlie for the birthday! Maybe a princess cake.

Novelty candles may be used.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My First Cake..Fondant and ALL!

Ok so far I am in LOVE with my new hobby. This first one I think I am calling the Mini. It is a cute lil 3 layer stacked cake. Lemon flavored cake with vanilla buttercream icing in the layers and on the crumb coat. For the first run...with no classes...and a great fear of fondant...I think I did pretty well. We are taking it over to the Swangers tonight to share...will let you know how it tases. :)
Enjoy the images...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The imprtance of being straight.....

And LEVEL. So it turns out that my stove is not level. Makes for interestingly shaped cakes. We will see how I can level these with some creative trimming.

Maybe I need one of these

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Fondant Mystery

Before I even thought about trying my hand at decorating cakes I had this total aversion to fondant. A person could have the most BEAUTIFUL cake in the world...and that fondant would STILL be gross. Oh it looked pretty and smooth and delish...but one taste would let you know that your dreams were shattered. Then you did like everyone else and peeled the nastiness off to get to the buttercream...the saving grace of the fondant. I even had my own wedding cake done in ONLY buttercream because of my low opinion.
I knew I would have to face this demon if I was going to take on this challenge/hobby. I searched the internet for fondant recipes that TASTED good and the only one I ran across Marshmallow Fondant. Yep you read right...marshmallow fondant...or as the pros call it...MM Fondant. Here is a visual journey through my first try at making MM Fondant. I think I may have found a fondant that I love...I even tasted it! I was nervous I will be honest..but it was GOOD!!!!!

You gotta love...


This is my first attempt at the GIANT Cupcake Pan. I think I like it. This first attempt was a learning curve. The chocolate mold for the cupcake 'paper' was totally great! Note to time trim the bottom of the cupcake BEFORE inserting it into the chocolate mold. This will hopefully stop the mold from blowing out! :) I used a box cake mix for this first one and filled it with a homemade vanilla filling and I topped it with Heath Bar chips. The frosting is cream cheese frosting. And it was good! I don't have a picture of the inside on my computer but when I get them I will put them up.