8/28/2011 0 Comments
Gummibear Cake v2.0
This is a remake of a cake I did a few years back and it isn't often that I make the same cake twice! It's not exactly the same but it is close. The cake is based on the Gummibear song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astISOttCQ0).
The cake was vanilla bean sour cream cake filled and iced with a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream and covered with white chocolate fondant.
The small gummy bears are candy and everything else (big gummibear, microphone, palm trees, star) is done with a mix of fondant and gumpaste.
Since I just started a new job that is keeping me busy, I suspect this will be my last cake for awhile! Once I learn the new job though, I imagine I'll be back in the kitchen again :)
8/4/2011 0 Comments
Formula 1 Race Car Cake
This cake was sour cream chocolate cake iced in a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream covered in white chocolate fondant.
The design started out as just a simple race car cake, however, it ended up being a request for a "Webber cake". I don't watch car racing so I initially had no idea what that even was!
For those who may not know, Mark Webber is an Australian Formula 1 driver who is sponsored by Red Bull and his racecar is far from simple! I couldn't get the same level of detail on the cake but I did try to add the colors, emblems, etc so that it would be similar to Webber's car.
The cake board was covered in grey fondant and the red fondant lettering was added. The cake was carved out of an 8" square of cake but pieces were added to the end of the car to make it longer. I'd estimate that it was probably 10" long by about 7" wide. The detail work and the tires were all done with fondant.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Lachlan - I hope you liked your cake!
These are chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. It was the first time I had tried this recipe and once baked, they tasted good but I found the crumb a little bit dry for my liking so I made a vanilla bean sugar syrup and soaked them to make them more moist.
The cupcake toppers are made entirely of fondant and are based on the characters from Thomas and Friends.
This cupcake just has train tracks on it. Simple but they added a little more color to the cupcakes.
James the Red Engine.
Percy the Small Engine.
I don't often do decorated cupcakes so these were really fun and a nice change from one big cake. I hope the 3 year old birthday boy is happy with them!
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