Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Strawberry ruffle cake

Strawberry mousse cake apadted from this month's Southern Living. this cake is 6 inches tall and round! I picked the strawberries yesterday @ Oakley Farm :)This was my first time playing with ruffles, I am usually not a fan of pink or girly things, like ruffles. But the strawberries made for too pretty of an icing color. Next time I won't go with an all butter icing recipe as it got too warm, too quickly, but was still fun to do.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter petal cake

I was really happy with the last petal cake I did, so I decided to make another one for Easter. This time I decided to use multiple colors of icing, I didn't think about how much more time it would take, but I am really happy with how it turned out. The flower is gumpaste, brushed with bronze pearl dust, and orange color dust.
The cake it self was made with a Wilton fill pan, so there is basically just as much filling as their is cake! Buttermilk cake, with dolce de leite creme filling, caramel/vanilla butter cream icing.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Matthew 28:5-6 ESV

But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said"

Sunday, April 1, 2012


This is the third year I have gotten to make Elsa's cake. This year she requested a tall, Candyland themed cake. We have gotten a ton of rain lately, and I had forgotten how annoying fondant can be when it's so humid! But, I had a TON of fun with this cake! I really enjoyed getting to work with all the little pieces and details. It's a pretty simple design but I really love how it all turned out. Her other request was a to have a little yellow game piece. The bottom tier is funfetti (yellow cake with sprinkles) and the top tier is chocolate with mini chocolate chips, both with buttercream then covered with fondant. Elsa was SUPER excited to see her cake, which made all the frustration of working with fondant in humid weather worth it :)


My little brother usually doesn't request anything specific for his cakes. He typically just wants cupcakes. This year he had a specific request. He wanted me a handful of little figures and said he wanted those specific ones in cupcakes. I offer to make one big guy as I have the lego character pan I have used in the past for Starwars Lego cakes, but no he insisted on cupcakes.
I had no idea what Ninjagos were, but quickly learned kids are obsessed with them.
Butter milk cupcakes, half with vanilla and half with chocolate icing.