Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.