Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Land of the Lost Cake

Soooo... :) Land of the Lost.. yeah... I had definitely never heard of that before this cake. hahah :) So Ray requested this cake for his friend's birthday and it was definitely a chance for me to do the whole volcano thing... which I've been itching to do.. Which, I have to say, I was bummed I didn't have the time to make actually move, bubble or have smoke come out.. but next time!

Anyways! So here is the cake! We've got the jewel things, whatever they used to travel around, with Jolly Ranchers, there's Grumpy the dinosaur in front of their cave, the Gold & Green Sleestacks, the family and then the Cha-Ka in the corner. haha :) The space in the middle was for where the Happy Birthday message went in but I took this picture, obviously, before I did that... ;)

The cave and volcano and floor are all cake & frosting & covered in fondant.. and all the figures (including Grumpy =P who was a pain to keep together) and rocks and trees are all made out of Gumpaste and the leaves out of Royal icing.. and the lava is red (white) chocolate...

Here is a comparison from the show to how they came out.. hahahahah :)

The Sleestacks:

The family that find themselves in this land after falling down a waterfall:

The Cha-Ka:

Grumpy, the T-Rex:

Definitely an interesting cake... even watched a few episodes... keke :) Very... interesting... hahah :)

Oh! And apparently they're doing a remake w/ Will Ferrell coming out next year! Crazy how things come back!

My mom's Bday Cake & Sophie's Grad Cake

Sooooo - these cakes are kinda from a while ago, I just didn't have time to post... sooo.. here ya go! :)

Here is my mom's cake that I made for her birthday last year... it's just a from scratch carrot cake with cream cheese icing! Ummm... Basketweave and white chocolate lollipop flowers :) Chocolate is so easy to work with! :) So many different molds.. I should probably use them more often :)

This one is Sophie's Graduation cake from this past summer... :) The wine bottle is made all out of rice krispies & fondant & paint & a photo transfer of her puppy, Chloe! haha :) So yah - she graduated in Economics... Accountingish.. haha :) Her graduation date is on the calculator... It was definitely lotsa fun cuz this is the first 3D cake I had to transfer a long distance before putting together! :)

I believe the upper cake was a yellow cake w/ strawberries & whipped cream and the bottom cake was a chocolate cake w/ an attempted kahlua chocolate filling.. hehe :) Oh! And those things sticking out on the side were sparkler candles.. hahaha :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Taco & Burrito Cupcakes for Scott

Sooo... Scott had requested burrito cupcakes... and I thought it was definitely a different request... so here they are! hahah :) I don't think the burritos turned out as well as the tacos... but oh well!! :) They were a lot o' fun to make.. and Keith got to help out this time... =P haha :)

It's a yellow boxed-mix cake and canned frosting =P (again... I know... Shame on me for not baking from scratch =P I think it's just hard when I don't know where my cupcakes are going to be sitting during the day)

So, the taco shells were made out of yellow chocolate (tastes pretty much like white chocolate), and I just cut them into half circles.. and then Tomatoes - Cherry Dots, Lettuce - Green Apple Airheads, Cheese - Orange Airheads, Meat - Brownies and Olives - Black Licorice and then cake and the frosting sitting underneath the goodness taking up most of the room...

And then the burritos were made out of Tortilla - Marshmallow Fondant, Meat - Brownies, Beans - Brown m&ms (wish I had used the mini ones... =p), Lettuce & Cheese & Tomatoes (same as tacos), and Rice - Grated coconut and cake and frosting pretty much sitting in the bulk of the burrito..

Salsa was strawberries, kiwi, lemon & sugar... smashed all together. hahah :)

I think that was it! One difficult thing was finding Airheads now-a-days... for some reason a lot of stores just want to sell the Airhead sprays or this smash of all of the colors in one candy roll. =P

Anyways! Yay! :) Happy Birthday Scott!