Thursday, June 24, 2010

my fave so far!

i have a great neighbor/friend. we decided to team up and try making our first cake together... it went really well. this time there were 5 kids in the kitchen. it was a little crazy at times, but we kept it together. here is our cake. we both love it!

tiny baby fondant feet are on the belly...

and a really, really nice set of boobings. i must say i am a little jealous, although they are too perfect!

Monday, June 21, 2010

father's day cake

for a very special and wonderful dad. sadly not for my hubby who is also a very special and wonderful dad. but he is currently on a diet (along with the wife).

CUTEST idea ever!

cupcakes in a jar! who would have thought... obviously not me but i LOVE them. layer fave cupcakes with filling and icing, top with a fancy lid and POOF! a cute, one (or more) serving of a cupcake. serve with a spoon. great for special occasions, teachers, kids parties... the list goes on!

did you know?

i was recently reading in one of my cook books that the "German" chocolate cake, isn't really German! i was a little shocked. an English fellow named Sam German, developed the "German's Bakers Chocolate" in 1852 for the Bakers' Chocolate Co. just over one-hundred years later an un-named housewife from Dallas sent in a recipe for this "Chocolate Cake" to a local newspaper and the company that owned Baker's Chocolate, General Foods loved the idea of it and put copies of it in the nation's newspapers. so here we are today, still making this WONDERFUL and RICH cake!

Monday, June 14, 2010

is Spiderman really that ripped??

this past saturday i finished up working on a cake who featured none other than Spiderman. i was at first excited to try and do a 2d image of him, sailing through the air. that didn't work. i couldn't see the picture under the red fondant and i had wasted enough time looking on line trying to figure out how to do this technique. i actually think that i got sidetracked looking at MORE cakes! yup, i am sure that is what happened.

so anyways, i ripped a picture out of w's coloring book and did a colorflow. so that is where the title of this post comes from. i was trying to get all his muscles in there, abs, arms, neck, legs... i am sure that i now have some new muscles in my hands from working him out! in the end i was happy with how he turned out from a distance.

up close and personal it looked like he had leprosy or a serious acne problem. i am not sure which, but i think it is because i had to try and get the colored color flow so far down into the black outline. but like i said, from a distance he looked pretty good.

next up was getting him onto the cake. i wanted it to look old school comic, so i put the buildings on an angle and then i squeezed/squoze (pretty sure one of those or both aren't words) some fondant through a garlic press to try and make some stringy web. it worked out ok too! then i put it all together and called up my lovely client to come and pick up the hero. i didn't want to risk the babe getting into it in the morning while i was getting ready for church. so i said good bye to him after a small photo shoot, and now i am eagerly waiting for my next cake to come into play. only a few days away!

it's been a while... again.

i have been busy as of late. i am a SPOILED girl, who was lucky enough to convince her charming and handsome husband to let her purchase a cricut. my first project with it was to decorate a birthday cake for my girlfriends husband for his 29th birthday. after farting around with the gumpaste for 5, yes, that is right, 5 hours, i finally gave up and decorate the ugliest cake that i have ever made. this is what it looked like...

just kidding, as if i would show you! hahaha. take my word for it, seriously ugly... like second guessing my self as being somewhat talented at decorating cakes. it made a boil look good. alright, sick i know, it wasn't that bad, but a close second.

anywho, i finally phoned the cricut hot line (don't know if that was what it was really called but it was hot line enough for me!) and the cutest lady from Utah told me that i needed to freeze the fondant/gumpaste for 5 or more minutes before i cut it. and you know what - it worked! i was so excited. so from there i finished the cupcakes that i was making for the girlies that my friend and i visit teach, sent my girlfriend out the door with her ugly cake and was on my way out the door as well.

so without further babble, here are the cute little cupcakes.
i was told that they were good which is always nice to hear. i did have to send out a small apology as i accidentally "lost" (seriously i tried getting it out but it got away) an eggshell in the cupcake. two of the girls told me that they ate them so fast that they would have never noticed. LOVE IT - there is more than just one of me in this world!