Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
My nephew loves everything video games and just gross, weird things. So I thought I would try the gross, weird cake. He loved it. Skull: complete with empty, black eye sockets and white candy melt teeth. But don't forget the giant knife in it's head with blood oozing. Yes, I realize that a skeleton wouldn't bleed but nothing else wouldn't be gross enough :)
Friday, September 24, 2010
Rainbow Magic is a fairy themed book series (one of my girl's favorites). Here's our very simple design (thanks to Amber "The Idea Woman").
Had to post two views so the shimmery top could be seen. (We all know it's all about the sparkles :)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
With the help from my friend, Kami, I made a shaped cake with fondant. So proud, even though she did the most work. I'm glad that I found her, she is an awesome person and now I have a cake decorating buddy. I can't wait to become more comfortable with fondant. It's all fondant with the exception of the mane.
Monday, September 6, 2010
These cakes were made by my friend, Wendee. With her dog, Benjamin, she is very active with a group people that do agility training. She wanted to make something special for the birthday of a lady in the group. She designed the cakes and set up the course. I helped her by making the large dog heads. They are made with Royal icing, marshmallow snouts and candies for the eyes, nose and tongue.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
"Happy Birthday to one who has stood the time of time"
For my grandpa's 87th birthday. My aunt asked me to make a cake for him and said to do something having to do with "old" and "history". This covers both. The blocks are made from rice krispies covered with melting candy. No need to worry about making it smooth. Rocks have texture :)
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I made this so that my little nephew and niece, who are allergic to eggs, wheat and milk, could party at the Dino Party. Rice krispies were made with a milk-free margarine and allowed to set in the Wilton Dinosaur pan. I carefully took it out and outlined the Dino with decorating gels.
This cake I made for my family's Dino Themed Party. It turned our pretty cute. The body of the Dino is made with the Wilton Wonder Mold pan. The face and neck is a cupcake and the tail - I formed out of marshmallow. The legs are made by just piping icing out from the body. Covered him with stars. Then melted down candy melts and designed spikes on wax paper. Let the spikes be in the fridge for awhile and they will be good and hard but make sure when you are transporting, you pay attention to sun :)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
My youngest two(5 and 2), both with multiple food allergies, birthdays are one day apart. We combined parties this year, celebrating with their favorite characters, Spiderman and Elmo. I came up with a sugar cookie recipe that is not only delicious to these kids, but passable to everyone else :)
(The recipe will be included at the end if anyone is interested.)
Cookies are pretty basic. Egg shaped cutter. Frost red. Add design. Does take a bit of time to make so many :)
1/4 c milk-free margarine
1/4 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
3 T oil, 3 T water, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp xanthan gum - mixed together (added all at once)
1 1/4 c - 1 3/4 c white rice flour
Roll cookie 1/4 inch thick. Cut as desired. 350 for 10-12 min on parchment lined sheet. Makes about 20.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I cut out a round piece of modeling clay for the rim of the hat. The cake portion, made from half of the Wilton Sports Ball cake pan, was placed on top of that. I frosted the cake with buttercream frosting. The black and yellow buckle is made from fondant.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I baked the cake in a large mixing bowl. Covered it with a chocolate buttercream frosting. The reinforcements on the helmet were made from modeling clay. The horns I shaped from rice krispies and used long sucker sticks and buttercream to anchor them on the helmet.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
For my brother's birthday, I made him a Viking ship. I just used the large loaf pan for the main body or the cake and carved it out to look like a boat. The bow and stern I formed with chocolate modeling clay. I painted sucker sticks with melted chocolate and attached some modeling clay to the end for the oars. The shields are made from the discs candy molds. The sail is candy clay. (I did have the sail shaped bowing out when I brought it to my brothers house but it came in contact with moisture and lost it's shape, so you see it as it was just laying flat. So frustrating. I draped the sail over a roll of paper towels to harden. It gave it the perfect shape.) Last, used blue and white buttercream frosting to surround the cake to look like water.
We moved the sail aside so it wouldn't melt with all the candles. We shouldn't a have taken so long to sing to him :)
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I'm putting this with the alternative to cakes just for those who don't want to spend the time decorating. Let your guests decorate their own cupcakes with frosting and candies. This was such a fun activity for everyone and went perfectly with our Art Themed party.
Plus, it was my daughter's favorite cake ever (she was so proud)!
"Cars" Lightning McQueen . Larger cake made with Wilton 3D Cruiser pan. Chocolate donuts added for the wheels and frosting used to build up the spoiler.
Smaller cake is where the alternative to traditional cake comes in. Because the only grain my son could eat was corn, I baked a sweet corn bread and dairy-free frosting to built a car shape (I imagine this would work with any bread type). Was a bit crumbly, but no two year old with his own car cake is going to complain! : )