Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Graduation Cake

2nd grduation cake in the same weekend. I was pooped. I made the grad hat and diploma out of gumpaste. The school mascot was a tiger so I put tiger paw prints on one of the tiers.

Gumpaste pumpkins

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pina Colada Frosting

This frosting is delicious. I tried to make pina colada cupcakes as well but they did not turn out so well. I will have to work on the recipe some more. I also topped the cup cake with toasted coconut.

1 Stick (8 Tbs.) butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp. rum extract
2 tsp. coconut extract
2 1/2 Tbs. pineapple juice
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 Tbs. milk
Beat butter and shortening with electric mixer until blended. Beat in extracts and juice, add sugar and beat until blended. Add milk until frosting is the consistency that you would like.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gratuation Cake

This is a two tier cake I made for my sister-in-law's graduation party.

 Close up of the top of cake. She likes art and her favorite animal is a monkey.

Here is a close up of the monkey on top. Thank you cake fixation for having a step by step on how to make a monkey. If you would like to see how to make a monkey click on the link below.

4th of July Cake

I made this cake today for my first cake contest.
The stars that are sticking out of the cake are made out of gumpaste.
I put food coloring in the layers of cake to have the inside match the outside.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Birthday

My Niece saw a wedding cake on display at Walmart and said that is the kind of cake I want for my birthday. So I happily made it for her. That was my first atempt at a wedding cake. To make it extra special for her each layer was a different flavor.

Anniversary Cake

Elmo Cake and Cupcakes

I have now made a few Elmo cakes. For this particular birthday they wanted 12 Elmo cupcakes as well. The eyes, noses, and mouths on the cupcakes were all made with fondant.

Flowerpot Cake

This one was for a surprise party for my mom's 50th birthday. I covered the cake with terra cotta colored fondant and made a plant in it out of fondant. The dirt is made with cookies that I put in a food processor.

Fondant Carrots

Here are some fondant carrots that I made to go on top of a carrot cake.

30th Birthday

Here is a cake that made for my birthday this year. I was so happy with the way it turned out. I used chocolate fondant and also some white fondant that I colored pink. The 30 was made with gumpaste. For something different I went with peanut butter buttercream, it went so well with chocolate cake.