Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You're how old?

There seems to be a rash of birthdays towards the end of summer. We decided to combine my two older children's birthdays into one party to celebrate. First, we have Audie... he turned 7 this year and is a BIG fan of Ironman. So much so that he dressed up as the metal-clad character for Halloween last year.Chloie turned 6 this year on the first day of school. Poor girl, she just doesn't understand yet. She wanted a strawberry cake that looked like a wedding cake.Our final birthday exhibit is from a friend at work. Her mother turned 60, and she wanted a cake with flowers and this little heart-felt message.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Temple... II

Remember a while ago when I was obsessed with the leaning temple I did for Stake Women's Conference? My BFF Amy and long-time squeeze Mike decided to get married in the Washington DC Temple... and guess what they wanted for their wedding cake?
This time I got brave and added the annex and annex bridge. Most of the cake is regular cake. 7 standard layers of 3 chocolate, 3 yellow, and 1 strawberry iced in cherry flavored buttercream. Most of the bridge is strawberry, and the annex (the little building in front) is a strawberry cordial for their anniversary.I took a page from Duff and made gum paste panels for the walls and spines of the temple. I also got smart and made the towers from foam. See? Less wasted cake! And I even got the doors on the eastern walls. Now that's detail.Here they are before the cake-in-the-face-smashing event. How sweet!And of course, the obligatory aftermath pictures...I should mention that the little round cake behind the temple is a gluten free chocolate cake for Amy's FIL and was made for him as a special request. Because of an allergy he can't usually partake, but this is one of very few receptions where he can actually enjoy the cake.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do...

This is what happens when you get behind...

This was a Tiki cake I made for my best friend's bridal shower. After a failed attempt at learning hula, I'm glad we dove into the cake. The tikis were baked in steel cans so I didn't waste cake, and they were filled with strawberry cordial innards. even the icing on the outside was white chocolate, but I tinted it for the tiki masks.
This little cutie was for my niece's 5th birthday. Her requests for the cake were:
1. purple polka dots
2. yellow cake with chocolate icing
3. pink flowers
4. princess castle
The only way I could work in polka dots were on a purple dragon. On my 'in-laws' blog, they have a picture of Abbey posing with her dragon. Too cute

Lessons learned: Never, EVER bet behind on a cake blog!!!