Saturday, December 02, 2006

My final - the wedding cake!

So this was my last cake of the Wilton Series! The wedding cake! It turned out alright.
The pattern was a lil hard to do at first since I was trying to trace it on - in the end I just ended up eye-balling it and making various flower patterns. :) The ribbon is a real ribbon and Uh - yah.

Anyways, so yah, I made those fondant roses on top sprinkled in with some blue flowers - just cuz i love blue! hahah :)

Um - the bottom cake was sooo super yummy - a dark chocolate cake with non-dairy whipped cream icing and the top was a carrot cake =P Yum!

So yah - that was it. Hopefully I can take the gumpaste flowers class later on! :) and I get to learn how to make even more flowers!

I can't wait to make more cakes! Keith says I should make one for next week for his work - haha :) Woohoo!! We'll see what I do!! My friend in class made these awesome pillow cakes - It inspired me to start getting creative too! Wooooot! :)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

My First Fondant Cake

So this is my newest cake with fondant (which tastes gross unless you make it from scratch with marshmallows). This one wasn't that tough to do - except for the quilting effect cuz I had NO CLUE how to do it. The ribbon and the blue was pretty easy except some cracking at the corners. =/

But yah, it took me the longest time, debating whether or not to do the quilting effect cuz I didn't want to ruin how smooth it was . But in the end I did it and I'm glad I did. haha :) It turned out alright - And it was pretty fun. :) Totally just took a lil square piece of paper and put diamonds every where right before I went to work. ahahah :) I'm crazy.

Anyways, not much to this cake. Yup. Next up, the finale - the wedding cake. :)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Cake 4 - Flowery

So this is my fourth cake with a basket weave around the sides! I think it turned out alright. Made all the flowers before hand - royal icing. These were kind of all my bad stuff though - I picked out all the warped flowers and warped ladybugs and stuff since this was my practice cake. hehe :)

but yah - you can see pansies, roses, rosebuds, violets, apple blossoms, daisies, daffodills, rosettes and mums! Kind of a springy look =P Oh well. ;) Maybe it'll be good for Easter next year! My friend in class made this super awesome fall one with fall colors - wine, oranges and purpley roses with gold luster dust and made some awesome fall leaves with a really cool monogram. Sooo neat - i'll have to try it! :) Anyways - that's all for now!

Next is fondant class so like wedding cake style cakes! Wooohoo!! :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cake #3

Meh - This one was just a practice one since the one I actually made in class, I had to hand off to a friend that drove us to the airport right after my cake class - I couldnt' get any good pictures of that one, so I just made a new cake (kinda crazy looking) to practice my technique. Also, I kinda made this one in a hurry since it was like 11:30 pm. and I wanted to get it decorated by 12.

I tried the Reverse Shell border (which I think would've looked better if I had use Medium icing instead of Thin - which is called for but I was rushing). Then I tried to make leaves with this one tip, but I forgot and used Medium instead of Thin for the leaves and the icing clumped in teh tip and wouldn't come out right - so I ended up fudging it and just using this other tip that I've never done leaves in. =/ Oh well. this is what happens when I'm rushing =P

Then I had to rush doing the smoothing of the cake. =/ so there were some lines at the top and are some holes around the side - gah. =/

The roses turned out okay - I need to figure out how make them smoother tho - i think I need to add more piping gel. But also, I think I want to make the inside bud the same color as the base.

Then, I did some rosebuds along the bottom and rosettes at the top. Meh. First time for a purple cake! hahahahah :) I thoguht i would just have some fun - this is what happens. haahhaha :) Guess I shouldn't have tried it on a rush job. Oh well! :) It was fun! Can't wait to make some more!

We're learning royal icing & color flow icing to make those cool flowers now! We'll see how it goes! :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Yay! Cake #2!

So I made cake number two. And it was supposed to have these cutesy lil clowns on them.. which turn out to be really easy to make!! But like Keith needed a cake for his work since a co-worker was leaving. So he told me to make the cake as a goodbye cake. Dagnabit. =P No clowns on this one.. hehe =) I should've just made one like climbing up the back of the cake. hahahaha :)

Anyways, here's the picture of the second one. We did the shell border and learned how to do those drop flowers. The actual colors of the cake are in that bright picture. I had to take it at night since Keith was taking the cake in the morning =P So all the colors in the other pictures look a lil dark and green.. ahhahah =) oohhh welll.. Yay! Can't wait to make more and more! i was thinking about making a purple octopus... hahaha ;) That'd be kinda fun!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Yay! My first cake!

Yay! I made my first cake after taking my first cake lesson! I think it looks alright.. it's a rainbow cake if you can't tell. =) Yay! it was sosososso fun!! I can't wait till we make more!

sorry about the coloring - it's a lil dark... I took them in the morning when it was a little overcast. But yah - we had to make the cake, level the cake, ice the cake (which could be a lil tricky, I think I made mine a lil thin on the sides), and then make all the icing and then color all the icing... It sure did take a while.. Oh well.. Yay! I can't wait to make more and eat more cakes! =) Yum!!! =)