Monday, May 31, 2010

Dora's Map

House, Bridge, Island! Say it with me...

"The Map" is gumpaste, the cake is buttercream with fondant accents. Such a sweet idea for a cake!

Phillies Baseball Stadium Cake (with Phanatic!)

This is a cake of the Phillies baseball stadium, with some special guests. The kids who were celebrating their birthdays were of course, huge Phillies fans, but also fans of Club Penguin, the Littlest Pet Shop and their dogs. So the challenge was to incorporate all of that on one cake! The field is buttercream and brown sugar (sand). The seating is fondant with non pariels (fans) on a base of molded Rice Krispies Treats (RKT). The scoreboard is mostly gumpaste with hand drawings done with food safe markers. Phanatic (the Phillies mascot) is a base of molded RKT covered in gumpaste and royal icing (fur). I included a real pic of the Phanatic for those that are not familiar with this guy. The dogs and penguins are gumpaste. Quite a challenging cake, but a lot of fun to make!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Baby Shower Cake

This cake was made for two friends who already have seven children between them! They are both having girls, and we just had a low-key celebration for them. I decided on this design because it wasn't a typical baby shower...we were celebrating the moms more than the babies. =) Buttercream frosted with fondant accents. The swirls on the top are piped buttercream.

Flower Cakes

I've got tons of cakes to update here, but a few of them were similar in theme so I'll toss them all in one post to save time. I did two birthday cakes and my final Wilton cake...all with flowers!

This one is buttercream frosted with fondant flowers. This is my very first attempt at quilting, and I think it added a nice touch...

This next cake is my final cake from Wilton Gumpaste and Fondant...the cake is covered in fondant and the daisies are gumpaste.

And finally a cake for my mother-in-law who loves flowers...cake is covered and decorated entirely in buttercream. Enjoy!