This cake came from the 2003 Wilton yearbook (pg. 34). The golf balls, water, green are all fondant. I made the flag and snorkel just out of construction paper.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
An Empire State Building cake for my brother, DJ. We had a King Kong themed Birthday for him. Also a very heavy cake. It's over 8 layers high. Obviously, i didn't give it enough support because it started to tip. So make sure you give the layers plenty of support. Since it was so huge, I found it easier and more time efficient just to cut out the black windows from construction paper. So much easier!
My sister's big crush.....Superman. I just followed the instructions that came with Wilton's Superman cake. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=1230778A-423B-522D-F0BD324B90B183BD
A Mad Scientist cake idea cam from the 1999 Wilton yearbook (pg. 18). I ended up using the 1978 Astronaut cake pan instead of what Wilton had suggested. It worked out just fine though. The test tube that he is holding is one of the plastic floral tubes.
It was a crazy, busy time this particular year for our family. So, this cake ended up being a last minute thing. A few of my siblings and I were having one of those conversations where everything is hilarious. A Stick of Butter cake came from the conversation. Just used the long loaf pan, iced it with yellow icing, wrapped it with wax paper and marked tablespoons of the paper. It was hilarious!
My niece, Brookelyn, like so many other little girls are into Princesses. Her mom asked me to make a princess castle. This is Wilton's Princess Castle Cake Set. Just followed their instructions. http://www.wilton.com/idea/The-Princess-Address. I had never used Royal icing before, it was interesting. The purple on the tops of the towers is just royal icing. It makes for easy cleaning, it shatters like glass if you drop it (so we found out).
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sleeping Beauty's bed I made out of the large loaf pan, painted a piece of cardboard for the headboard. The pillow is a piece of cake that I wrapped in white fondant. Once I laid Sleeping Beauty on the bed I covered her with fondant to make a blanket. Finished it off with some sparkles (because every little girl loves sparkles).
For the Pumpkin Coach I used the Sports ball cake pan for the pumpkin carriage. The mice I used the miniature egg pan. The Cinderella cake I used the Wonder Mold pan for the dress and put the Cinderella Barbie doll in the center. I used some blue tulle for the ruffles on the dress.
Very fun, heavy cake. For my brother, Jared's birthday we wanted to do a luau themed party with a suckling pig. The body is carved from 3-stacked 11x15 cakes. A 6-inch round pan for the neck, half of the Sports Ball cake pan, a cupcake for the snout. The legs were just from the trimmings from the body. I dyed some fondant pink for the ears and tail.