Saturday, December 02, 2006
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
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
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
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
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! 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!!! =)