Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Final Cakes for Fondant & Gum Paste Sept 28

I tried to get all these posted the end of September, but was having issues with this blogger.
I apologize in the delay as I love to showcase the accomplishments of my students. I had two students finish the Fondant & Gum Paste Course 3 the end of September. Here is there finished products. I was very impressed by their talents. Can't wait to see them in February when Wilton allows us to start Course 4.

Baby Shower Cake Take 2 Oct 1

I got an order for a baby shower cake for the exact cake I made her for her baby shower almost two years ago! It was that much of a hit! This one was for her friend. I felt much more confident making it this time, being able to utilize all the right tools and having the template for the carriage sure helped a bunch. Last time I free handed it all. I had a little trouble doing the lettering as my chocolate icing was too hard. I was also able to make this a two layer cake as I had the correct pan. This was a chocolate cake with raspberry flavoured fresh whipped cream filling and raspberry buttercream, topped with baby pink fondant and chocolate fondant accents. I heard it was a great hit. The baby had already been born - I've noted Madison has become very popular, as it has it these days. What a great name. What can I say it was a very busy week for baking.

Birthday Party

Madison really couldn't make up her mind and she was still on her orange kick for icing when I decorated this cake for her birthday party. I made a yellow cake with an orange creamcheese/buttercream filling w. orange flavoured buttercream. Turned out really nice; she wanted Hello Kitty again at the last minute, hence the candle. We've been having camera issues off and on all year and I didn't get a picture before the party and made sure to get D to take one before it got cut. It's better than your typical slab cake, that was for sure; especially all homemade of course.

Birthday Cupcakes

Miss M's birthday was on the 22nd of September; these were the cupcakes I made for her preschool class to share. She wanted cupcakes with pink icing and heart shaped cookies, so I incorporated the two. Except near the end she decided to have orange icing so I flavoured the buttercream orange too and it made a yummy cupcake. I redeemed myself on the confetti angel food I did in June for her yearend. I managed to find a confetti cake mix this time. If it weren't for having to make another birthday item for the Sunday I would have spent the time to make this one from scratch, but I'm not sure what would be the best "confetti".