When I got a request to make a Piggeldy cake, I had never heard of Piggeldy before (pictured above). This character is from a 1970's German cartoon and I really must say he is rather cute. Continuing the run of 1st birthday cakes I've been doing lately, this cake is for a 1 year old boy's birthday.
The cake is a banana cake filled and iced with fudge frosting - yum! The
cake was then covered with a banana-flavored fondant.
Piggeldy's features were all made from fondant and added to the cake.
The lettering was done with fondant and placed on a fondant "thought bubble". The cake board was covered with fondant to give the impression of sky and grass and the green was handpainted to give more depth to the "grass".
I think this is my favorite angle of the cake because it shows the curly little
tail. I love this little guy - I think I wish I could have seen this cartoon!
This was my first castle cake I've ever done and I was excited to do it since I have seen many awesome castle cakes and I wanted to give it a try. This cake was made for a 1st birthday party for an adorable little girl whose room is filled with castles, princesses and frogs.
The cake was a vanilla buttermilk cake with strawberry mousse filling iced in a white chocolate buttercream. The tiers were then covered in a
strawberry-flavored pink fondant and stacked.
The pathway made with nonpareils was perhaps my favorite accent on this cake - I love how much color this added to the cake! The vines were piped on using white chocolate buttercream and fondant blossoms were added to the vines.
This cake had a number of details added to it. The princess and the frog were made with gumpaste. The towers, turrets, door, banner and windows were done with fondant and the turrets were brushed with lustre dust to give them a pearl finish.
It's getting harder for me to decide what my favorite cake I've done yet is all the time but this cake is definitely a strong contender! Happy 1st Birthday Sofia! I can't wait to make your 2nd birthday cake next year!
This cake is based on a song (see Youtube video below) that the birthday girl
loves... I find the song pretty catchy too actually!
The top tier is carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese icing covered in a butter
pecan-flavored fondant. The bottom tier is banana cake with fudge frosting
covered in a banana-flavored fondant.
The Gummy Bear, his microphone, the stars, the lettering and the palm trees
are all made with fondant. Both tiers of the cake are surrounded by a border of gummy bears.
A view from the top - it looks from here to me like the gummy bear is
dancing! Too cool! Happy Birthday Ruki!
This is a pistachio butter cake filled with a raspberry cream cheese mousse iced in vanilla buttercream and wrapped in a bittersweet chocolate collar.
The cherry blossoms are made with gumpaste and tinted with luster dust.
It was my first time making the pistachio cake and the raspberry mousse and I would definitely do both again!
It was also my first time doing a chocolate collar and while I definitely did not get it perfect, I was satisfied with the result and look forward to perfecting the technique in the future! With the cherry blossoms added to it, you don't notice the imperfections and I think it makes a lovely birthday cake!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!