Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2011 Wilton Yearbook Demo

Well, when you don't have income to begin with I try to reuse products where I can. I have officially almost used up all of the extra gray fondant leftover from the 'Hippo' cake. I also had a box of primary colours and a neon orange kicking around and this is what I did for two hours...

I was to demonstrate inlay and overlay techniques similar to the circle/star pattern on the cover cake of the yearbook. I used a cake dummy and a base from an old demo cake I had (just ripped off the old dusty stuff and put on fresher fondant). It's a fake cake, no one will eat it, so I am pleased with the outcome.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mini Brownie Bites Yipee!

Late this week I spent making promotional brownies for D's boss(see entry for details)...

The 'V's are the company logos I made up with red fondant - note these are mini brownies - which made it difficult to use most of my tools and resort to good old clay molding with my hands, good and simple. Sorry for the blurry shot. From this little promo he would like me to do a larger order for an up and coming staff function. Yahoo!


I say raspberry as the little phfftt noise it made as I squeezed out the first letter on my sons cake went fat and lumpy and yucky all at once. Insert eye roll of disgust here. :oP Aside from the wavy 'C' the cake didn't turn out too bad, at the same time I didn't feel that it was worthy of a full frontal shot if you catch my meaning. :o) Hee hee hee. Anyone know what I did with my 16in. piping bag I used to iced the darned thing with? It has since vanished without a trace, wahhhh, lol! I have the cake icing tip and no bag?? I'm at a loss. It's the land of nothing with the Beezus and Ramona paperback that vanished months back (I just replace it, so wish me luck).

The temperature was also sweltering making my icing thinner than usual making it more difficult to control, and with the time constraints I had, I don't think it turned out half bad. It was chocolate with chocolate pudding filling - how can you go wrong?