Thursday, August 20, 2009

Giddyup, Cowboy!

This is a two-tier Western themed birthday cake. The bottom tier is an 8 inch square 2-layer cake, and the top tier is a 6 inch round 2-layer. They are both iced in buttercream with tons of fondant accents. The fence and grass is piped in buttercream. The bandana is fondant with details piped in royal icing. The figures were all made with the help of candy molds...I just pressed the marshmallow fondant in the greased candy mold, carefully pulled them out, touched them up, and then let them dry. The hay bale is a small rectangle of cake, crumb coated in buttercream, and covered in fondant. I cut very thin strips and "glued" them to the bale with a touch of water. Then I wrapped "straps" around to look like the hay was tied up. Oh, and I added a bit of silver pearl dust to the horseshoes and a bit of gold to the sheriff's badge. This cake was so fun to make! Yee haw!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surf's Up!

This cake was for my nephew's 7th birthday. He wanted a surfing/beach theme. It is a 10 inch 2-layer cake iced in buttercream with fondant accents. The "sand" is graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake

Here is my second topsy turvy cake... made for a 10 year old birthday girl. The bottom tier is 8", and the top tier is 6"...both 2-layer. There is a buttercream coat and then covered in marshmallow fondant. All the decorations are made of fondant as well.

Back of cake.

Birthday Cakes

This past weekend, I made two different birthday cakes. The first one was a simple 11x15" sheet cake iced in buttercream with fondant accents to match the party invitation.

The second was carved in the shape of the number 2. It also was iced in buttercream with lots of fondant accents.