This cake was a chocolate cake filled with strawberry mousse and iced in a
vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream.
The buttercream was tinted a light sandy brown color to give the look of sand for the cake. I considered using brown sugar or graham cracker crumbs to give more texture but the flavor of either would not really have gone with this cake. I did find that the flecks of vanilla bean in the icing did help give it the appearance of a sandy terrain.
The Star Wars Lego were purchased for the cake and were a lot of fun to put together too. I was very happy with how the Star Wars lettering turned out too! It was good practice because I have another (totally different design) Star Wars cake coming in December!
The stars and happy birthday lettering were frosted with a gold piping gel to make them shiny and gold lustre dust was sprinkled on to the cake board to give the impression of a starry sky.
This cake was a sour cream chocolate cake filled with raspberry mousse and iced in a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream.
The cake was then covered in a vanilla fondant. Additional strips of white
fondant were given a wood grain finish and added to give the look of the toy box. A piece of wood grain finish white fondant was placed on top to make the top of the toy box.
The "toys" lettering was done with fondant as well as was the key hole. The lettering and the blocks were made with fondant as well as was the "hardwood floor" for the cake board.
I added "hinges" made from brown fondant to try and give the toy box a more authentic feel.
The Toy Story characters came from The Disney Store and I love that the
birthday boy can play with these toys long after his birthday! I also love, to
be honest, that I didn't have to make eight complicated gumpaste characters for this cake... Not sure I'm ready to make Buzz Lightyear out of fondant if he's less than 2 inches high!
And for the record, I did most of this cake with only one hand since I had an accident with a kitchen knife earlier in the week and have a thumb full of stitches! ... I think it turned out pretty good considering!
This cake was a vanilla buttermilk cake with chocolate Italian meringue
buttercream covered in almond-flavored fondant.
The teddy bear, rattle, blocks, hearts and lettering were all done with fondant.
The cake and the cake board were wrapped in a chocolate-colored ribbon to match the colors in the cake.
I hear the cake was a success at the baby shower as well which is fantastic!
This cake was a carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting covered in a
butter pecan flavored fondant. The accents were piped on using white piping gel. I'm not totally happy with the shape of the camera but considering that I made the whole cake start to finish in about 4 - 5 hours, I guess it's pretty good!
... And the carrot cake was more delicious than ever which is the most important part! As for the belated part, let's hope that the cliche "better late than never" is actually true - happy birthday Ken!
Ummm, I really didn't know what to call this one! There's a bit of a story to
this one, I honestly didn't plan a cake to look this incoherent! I had the cake
planned out - the cake itself was supposed to be a mountain with a road winding around it with the figures of the cyclist and the bicycle on it. However, the birthday boy actually requested this particular cake and this cheesecake is WAY too gooey to be made into a fondant covered mountain. So this is what I ended up with - a very yummy, slightly messy, somewhat cycling-themed cheesecake!
This cake was a sour cream chocolate cake filled with chopped cherries and
chocolate shavings and filled and iced in a Tahitian vanilla bean Italian
meringue buttercream.... somewhat a Black Forest cake with a few twists. I
couldn't use the traditional whipped cream as it wouldn't have given the right
look to the outside and the cherries and shaved chocolate had to go inside as
filling instead of on the top. One of the requirements for this cake was no
alcohol so the cherries couldn't be soaked in Kirsch like traditional black
forest cakes but I quite liked the combination using candied cherries instead!
I had wanted to do a cake shaped like a hockey jersey for a few years now so it was good to get the chance.
The logo was made with fondant as was the lettering on the cake board. The rest of the detail was done with buttercream - yum!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!