Sunday, October 31, 2010
Made for a special girl's Halloween Birthday Party at Build-A-Bear! I made the teddy bear out of pound cake and it sits on top of a 3 layer 12"round vanilla cake with vanilla pudding filling. The cake is covered in fondant with fondant accents. The pumpkin is made of fondant. Everything on this cake is edible!
No special cake pans required! Start with 2 loaves of pound cake and carve the head and body from one, arms and legs from the other. Make sure you have a cardboard support under the body.
Next, cover in buttercream...
Now start with clothing...this part may be easier without arms at first.
I attached the pound cake arms and rested them on the legs for support. Then I put the sleeves on and secured to the shirt. This seemed to hold the arms on securely without adding any additional supports. I added fur and details, and here she is cooling in the fridge...
This vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream cake was made and decorated for a Birthday/Halloween party. The birthday girl was adding her own princess figurines to the cake (where the pink icing circles are) to complete the look.
This first picture is of the iced sheet cake (12x18) with my sketch book in the background. I used a toothpick to freehand the design.
And here is the completed cake!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This cake (chocolate with vanilla buttercream) was made for a boy's first birthday...the party was woodland themed, with a guided nature center tour and animals, including a live owl! The cake topper is an owl, 100% edible, carved from cereal treats and covered in gumpaste, designed to match the party invitation and decor. The main cake is covered in fondant with fondant and gumpaste accents. This picture below includes the "smash cake", covered in buttercream icing with fondant leaves, to complement the main cake and perfect for the birthday boy to dig into and enjoy!
Here is a close-up of the owl, along with the invitation in the background. The coffee mug is there for scale.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This was done on an ice cream cake, so periods of a little decorating and then lots of waiting because I had to keep the cake in freezer most of the time. The bride-to-be wanted the wedding colors of navy and orange incorporated in the cake. The bride and veil are fondant, all other decorations are buttercream.