For a special birthday for a little boy, and a little girl I was asked to make something that includes both of their favorite movies! For the boy we went with the theme Cars, and for the girl Frozen! Both movies I personally enjoy, and find to be super adorable! The cake itself is chocolate, with vanilla frosting. For the Cars side, I went with a nice drive through the desert. All covered in icing, with fondant accents. The “dirt” is brown sugar, and on top we have the one and only Lightning McQueen!!For the Frozen side I went with the simple, winter wonderland, and put snow on the “ground” as well as around the edges of the cake. If you can see them there are a couple of snowballs lying around. Topped with my personal favorite character, Olaf!
The cake was super fun to make, and a pretty simple design. I’m very happy with how it turned out, and I was told that they all loved the cake, which is not only the most important part, but one of the best feelings to have for making cakes for someone’s special day!
I hope everyone has a “baked” day! 🙂
Photo Credit: Patrick Burke Photography
So this past Saturday, I had this cake planned out for an annual family get together! Technically it was celebrating my brother’s retirement from the military. He has kicked ass and taken names is what he does, and I’m proud to say he’s my brother. The reaction I got from the cake was amazing, everyone was just in awe and it really just made me smile. There’s nothing better than seeing the reaction to a cake or anything really that you put your everything into!
The eagle head itself was my biggest source of accomplishment. With a lot of my cakes I try to do something that I haven’t done on other cakes, some I do repeat techniques. But, if I get the chance to really step out of my comfort zone I will. The Eagle head is made completely out of homemade rice krispie treats, and then covered in satin ice fondant. I made him a couple days in advance to give any room any any possible issues (ex.beak falls off) This is the biggest “Sculpture” I’ve tackled so far, and I was very happy with how he turned out! A few of the feather tips did break in transport but overall he made it just fine!
The cake itself is a 3 later homemade chocolate cake, with chocolate fudge frosting. I made a maraschino cherry filling for the layers and it turned out delicious!I got the filling recipe from here >>http://www.barbarabakes.com/2011/01/old-fashioned-chocolate-cake-with-maraschino-cherry-filling/
Everyone said they loved the cake from the taste to the decoration of it all! I was so happy with how this turned out and I got this crazy thought in my that that “maybe I know what I’m doing after all” 😀 I hope you all who check in on my blog will find my journey interesting at least, being self taught is an exciting, and sometimes nerve wrecking journey. But I’m loving every minute of it!
Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography
This past Saturday I got to make a very special birthday cake for a very special person in my life! My own personal comedian, biggest supporter, my bestfriend, and best of all my love for the past 6 years of my life. He chose to have a vanilla cake, with chocolate fudge, and walnut filling. The “theme” was a HIM inspired cake! He has been a huge supporter of HIM longer then I’ve known him. I used an image from one of their album covers. I did a buttercream transfer for the nun, and vanilla icing.
It got a little crazy at one point, because I was actually working on an additional cake while I was doing this, so I flip flopped back and forth. My poor kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! Then while I was trying to ice it, our AC decided to go out, that was exciting. (Hopefully you can sense my sarcasm through your screen) So the icing got a little crazy while I tried to keep it as cool as possible! But I was happy with how it turned out, and he was too which is all that matters to me.
He loved his cake, and it tasted amazing! I don’t always get to taste the finished product since they usually go towards a client, but this one I was more then happy to get a slice of! I had a wonderful say with him, and I can only hope he had a wonderful birthday!!
I love you Patrick, and I feel so blessed to be able to help you celebrate your birthday!! xoxox
Photo Credit: Patrick Burke Photography
For a co-worker who is moving on to bigger and better things I made this sweet little number for her going away party! She was the person that I’ve worked with since I started, and now that she’s gone, it’ll be strange working with someone new! It’s a strawberry soda cake, made with strawberry soda! No eggs, no oil, no milk! Vanilla icing, and covered in different shades of pink! The cake really describes her personality, the sparkle, and the color included! I can only wish her luck in her new job, and hope she does the best that she can!! I know that she will do great, and I know she loves the change in pace (not to mention the clothes she gets to wear) 🙂
Photo By: Patrick Burke Photography