Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wishing Well

Dark Chocolate cake with Chocolate Butter Cream frosting, Filled with Chocolate Butter Cream and semi sweet chocolate chips.  Top is Butter Cream with a dark chocolate, butter cream well covered in fondant with blue piping gel water and the arch is made of gum paste and accented with butter cream piping.

One of my closest friends (Heather) surprised me with a new mixer.  I made her this cake as a thank you....funny how my plans for a cake and the way my cakes turn out are different.  I can replicate one I see in a book but cannot seem to get one from thought to reality as seamlessly as I would like....

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Latest Cake

This is my first rolled fondant cake. I made my own fondant which killed (literally) my mixer. The worst part is I really didn't have to have a mixer to make it.  Another thing marked under lessons learned.

Two chocolate cakes.  Covered the bottom in fondant.  I used frosting to level the bottom layer because it was already too thin.  The top was a round cake leveled, shaped and torted. Filled with buttercream.

Really was sloppy job, but again it was my first try with fondant and my details hid a multitude of imperfections.

Added Scroll Work

Printed Birthday Wish

Added Pink Shell Border

Finished Cake for the Totally Spies! In Paris themed party

Hailey making her birthday wish

With every cake I make, with every new technique I apply I learn something different.  A short cut, how to fix mistakes, what I would change if I were to make it again.