Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
At the party the mom added the cars to the finished cake. The chocolate royal icing had dried overnight and cracked a bit during transport, but the finished cake was wonderful! The only fondant on the cake was the red finish and start and the red flame, everything else was royal and chocolate icing.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Dragon cake--no dye--big challenge!!!
We had two parties so I had to make two cakes. We moved less than 2 weeks before the party and it was crazy!! With 1/2 of everything in boxes it was a big challenge to do. While we were out to dinner the dragons attacked the family cake. It was pretty funny . . . easy to do a 2 layer dye-free cake with just a simple border. Bright candles added color.
The hardest though was to satisfy my little boy's wish for a 3d "fire-breathing" dragon cake. I convinced him that fire was not going to happen and smoke would be the best I could do. I bought some aquarium tubing and a cheap plastic toddler cup with a straw. I threaded the tubing through the cake and the head (rice krispy) and out from under the fondant "sea." Everything was made from scratch and the fondant was a bit too dry after the mixing and mixing and mixing of natural colors to try and get the dragon dark grey. Light grey was the best I could do with blueberries and other natural colors. It turned out pretty cool though!
I modeled the legs and tail and head from rice krispy treat and the body is a chocolate cake.
Here is Elijah testing the smoke.
I think he likes it!
Monday, August 8, 2011
I made this for my little girl's third birthday. Her brother and sister are allergic to food dye so I used beet juice to get the pink color and I used white sugar. Everything was homemade. The turrets are rice krispy treat. The top layer was chocolate and the bottom layer was vanilla.