Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pink Converse Baby Shower Cake

A baby shower cake was requested for a colleague at work.  My only guidance was pink with dots and stripes.  I had been wanting to make these baby converse shoes for a while so I figured I’d give it a shot.  I did a search for how to make them online and found quite a few resources, this template and tutorial is what I used.  They were quite time consuming but lots of fun and I think they turned out soooo cute!  I also brushed them with petal dust to make them sparkly.


I used the globe pillar set from Wilton.  The rattles and baby bottles were made from a chocolate mold and the dots and stripes are fondant.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cowboy Cake

This was one of those cakes that really comes together at the last step.  I wasn’t sure as I was making it but once all the pieces were in place it looked awesome!
I made the base of the cowboy hat ahead of time using fondant and gum paste so it would dry and hold it’s shape.  I didn’t use a pattern for this I just looked at lots of cowboy hat photos and made it up as I went along.  I decided I would use 6” round pans for the hat part so I placed one on a large sheet of parchment paper and drew a large oval around it.  I rolled out the fondant/gum paste and trimmed to match the oval, I then placed it on a large cooling rack to allow air to circulate underneath and used a few small kitchen towels rolled up underneath the edges to create the curve.  Once it had dried a few days I turned it over to make sure the bottom was dry as well.  It took about a week for me to feel comfortable moving it.
For the top of the hat I stacked 6” rounds and carved out the shape at the top and covered with fondant.  Once I placed the cake on the base, I just smiled.  It looked so cool.  A small band of black around the base and some lettering and it was done!
The cupcakes were strawberry and chocolate with raspberry filling and a 1M vanilla buttercream swirl. Each cupcake had a chocolate topper of either a cowboy hat, cowboy boot or rocking horse.
The stand is from The Cupcake Tower and it’s one of my new favorite displays for cupcakes!
This was Britton headed for cupcakes…
564439_3743757027562_1694702419_n Happy 1st Birthday Britton!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cute as a button

This cake was for a baby shower.  Beth couldn’t decide between a ruffle cake and a button theme.  I suggested…why not both?  Beth agreed and this is what I came up with.


The cake is a 6” round, the ruffles are buttercream and the buttons are fondant.  I used the Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Silicone Mold to make the buttons, it was very easy to use.

The cupcakes each have a 1M buttercream swirl and a button topper.  The cupcake flavors were vanilla with raspberry filling and chocolate with peanut butter filling.

The cupcake tower was a recent purchase I splurged on. You can find it at The Cupcake Tower. It’s a really great product, I started with the tiny size and I’ll be able to add more layers if I need to.  It comes apart and stores flat which is awesome, because I’m running out of room for my cake supplies!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Overload!

This cake was made for a teenage boy who loves chocolate and peanut butter.  It’s a 4 layer chocolate cake with peanut butter dream buttercream filling and chocolate frosting.  Reese’s Pieces top it all off!  I think that’s enough said.


 Happy Birthday Andrew!