Monday, November 8, 2010

"A cake for all Seasons & Reasons"

 My friend Melissa said she had a "challenge" for me (and she really did).  Melissa has a large family.  It is very difficult for them to all get together for holidays. Well....the rare date came up in the beginning of November, 2010 where everyone could be together for a party and they decided to celebrate 4 birthdays, 2 anniversaries, Thanksgiving and Christmas on the same day!  So.................I made a large rectangle cake as the base and decorated it for Christmas with red fondant pointsettas and red and green border.  On top of the retangle was a cake baked in a loaf pan and covered with white fondant to resemble a table with a table cloth.  On the table are dishes, corn on the cob and a turkey.  Figures of pilgrims and an indian were made out of fondant also and put on a lollipop stick and inserted.  Little candy pumpkins were placed on the base of the table.  Then I made 2 small round side cakes.  One for the birthdays---decorated with 4 balloons which were attached to floral wire and fondant ribbon curls.  One balloon for each birthday person.  The other round was decordated with red and pink fondant hearts; two white swags and two white choclate heart lollipops.  This was, of course, for the two anniversary couples.  This was a lot of fun to make.

Halloween Party Cake

Halloween 2010
My daughter had a party at her home this past Halloween.  The skull cake was made from a guitar cake pan. I sunk in the eyes and nose and put black gel inside the eyes and nose.  Teeth were made of fondant and the worm going in the nose and out the eye was a gummy worm.  I placed the cake on crushed oreo cookies to resemble dirt and a gummy spider was placed near the skull.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jets Birthday Cake & Bosses Day

Where I work, we have 3 bosses.  I made a birthday for one of them who is a hugh Jets fan and then tied in the theme for Bosses Day and made small 4" cakes for each of them as football players!  You'll notice that one of the bosses is a women so I added on a pink bow to her helmet and gave her pink lips. The sign on the cake states "Bill scored another year - Happy Birthday" and the sign where the 3 football players are says "Thanks to Tampa Bay CDC's Team Captains - Gregg, Carrie - Bill "

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chocolate Delight Birthday Cake

Tom's Birthday cake is Chocolate, Chocolate & Chocolate.  Chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge filling, covered in chocolate fondant and decorated with chocolate pieces and truffles!

Fondant Curls & Flower Cutouts Birthday Cake

Birthday cake for Beverly was done with two stacked layers 8" and 6" with fondant ribbons and flower cutouts.

Butterfly Birthday Cake

Flying butterflies is the theme for this birthday cake for Katie.  Butterflies were made of a combination of gumpaste and fondant and then painted with edible food coloring.  The flowers were made of fondant and the tree limbs were chocolate fondant.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Amanda's 16th Birthday Cake - Beetlejuice

My beautiful, talented, smart, granddaughter (Amanda) turned 16!  I can hardly beleive it.  Her request for a birthday cake was a "Beetlejuice" cake. 

I made a "semi" topsy turvy cake and covered it with bright colored fondant.  The figures were made of a combination of modeling chocolate, fondant, and gumpaste.

Happy Birthday my darling Amanda!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Harry Potter Birthday Cake

My friend, Carrie, asked if I would make a birthday cake for a friend of hers who is a BIG Harry Potter fan.  So........... here is my attempt at a Birthday Cake for Bonnie with a Harry Potter theme.   Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Anniversary Cake

Anniversary Cake for my dear friends Sharon and Ray.  41 glorious years!  Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Number One Birthday Cake

Birthday cake made for a co-worker----Wanted to let her know she is #1 with us.

Garden Birthday Cake

My son is into gardening.  Therefore, how appropriate to make a garden cake.  Vegetables were made with Starbursts.  Dirt was oreo cookies, crushed up and grass was tinted coconut.  White fondant for fence and pink fondant roses to add a final touch.

Paint ball cake

The young man this was made for does not like cake....therefore, I made a chocolate chip cookie/cake.  He is into paint ball activities.  The gun was made of rice crispy treats covered with modeling chocolate.  Border was buttercream.  Paintballs were jellybeans and paint splotches  were fondant.

Girl in Bathtub Cake

My friend had an unusual request.  I had just started taking cake decorating basic class and she wanted a "Spanish girl in a bathtub with her legs over the side, talking on a cell phone".  This was my attempt at it.  I took it a little further and added in throw rugs and since she has a black cat, put one on the cake as well. 

Couple Dancing Birthday Cake

Here is another birthday cake for my honey who loves to dance!  We go dancing at the American Legion and we brought this cake in to share with friends and to celebrate his 56th birthday.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

A friend of mine turned 72.  He is a Tampa Bay Rays it was appropriate to make him a cake with this theme.  Cake was frosted in buttercream.  Hot dog, soda, popcorn and glove with ball all were done in fondant.  The 72 RBI stood for his 72 years of age (of course).

Gingerbread house

My granddaughter and I went to a friend's house and  mothers, daughters, grandmas and granddaughters  (and there were some grandsons as well)  all got together and made gingerbread houses.  What fun!  Some were taken home and some were donated to make the season a little happier for others. 2009

First Cake with Samples of Different Techniques

This was the first cake I made last year after taking the Wilton Cake Decorating Class.  It was just a mix of the different techniques we learned.  The cake was then taken to work to be devoured by co-workers

Father's Day Scrapbook Cake

This was a combination Birthday and Father's Day Cake.  Used a Wilton Book Pan.  Top sheet was white fondant and sides were done in buttercream with scoring for pages.  A blue fondant rope was put around base to finish off.  Used a mini loaf pan for the camera and covered in grey fondant.  The buttons and lenses were made of fondant as well.  Photos were old family photos scaned into the computer and then printed and laminated.  Photo corners were also grey fondant.

Ribbon Curl Birthday Cake

An ice cream cake was requested for my 9 year old granddaughter.  Chocolate cake, with vanilla ice cream; frosted with buttercream and fondant lettering and ribbon curls.

Turkey Cake for Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble....Thanksgiving 2009

Wedding Cake with Fresh Roses

This wedding cake was made for the Granddaughter of a very good friend of mine.  It was four layers, frosted in white buttercream with scroll work.  Fresh red roses were used to decorate.  What pressure there is doing wedding cakes.  I'm not a professional cake decorator; but the worst part was transporting.  Any hints and tips are very much appreciated. 

Daisy Wedding Cake

This cake is a 3 tiered daisy wedding cake.  Frosting was buttercream and daisies were made out of fondant.   Green ribbon was wrapped around base of each layer.

Scuba Diver Cake

This is a cake I made for a 50th birthday party.
Fish, plants, head, hands, feet and tanks were all made from Starbursts.  Just put them in a microwave for a few seconds and they soften up so you can shape them.  Sign and treasure chest were made from Tootsie Rolls.