Tuesday, January 17, 2017

40th Anniversary Mini Cake - September 2014

After I made the 50th anniversary cake for my husband's parents (see that cake here) I had a little mini cake left that I didn't end up using.  So, I decided to make a little cake for my parents. They had just celebrated their 40th anniversary earlier in the summer, so I thought it would be a sweet little surprise.

40th Anniversary Mini Cake 1

40th Anniversary Mini Cake - Close Up of Cornelli Lace & Pearlized Fondant

40th Anniversary Mini Cake 2

40th Anniversary Mini Cake - Level View

40th Anniversary Mini Cake 3

I covered a little cake that was 3-4 inches with white fondant.  I airbrushed the fondant with a pearl sheen food coloring.  Then I used white icing and I think a #2 round tip to make the cornelli lace pattern on the fondant.  The numbers were made from white fondant that I rolled out into a snake then flattened evenly and formed the numbers with it.  Then I airbrushed the numbers with the pearl sheen and added the edible pearls to them.  I placed them on the cake and voila!

Now, here's the funny part of the story [and to explain why the 4 looks a little wonky ;) ]...  For some reason when I was making this cake I originally didn't make a 40... I made a 30!  Don't ask me why. Don't ask me why it didn't dawn on me that I was older than that and I'm the middle child. Unfortunately, I didn't catch it... at all.  It wasn't until the kids and I brought it to my parents house. They were surprised and thought it was so cute and nice... Then my mom laughingly said, "But you meant 40, right.?"  GASP!  Then it all came flooding in... ugh.  I couldn't believe it!  They were all like, it's okay, it's still so pretty, it doesn't matter, let's go have some.  Ha!  There was no way!  So, I went into the kitchen and proceeded to make my pretty little 3 into... a 4.  Unfortunately, the fondant had already hardened some, so I had to be careful and couldn't change it too too much or it would crack.  :/  Fortunately, I was able to work with it enough to get a 4 out of it.  Phew!  ;)

And if you'd like to see proof of this silly little story, well, here you go...

Original "30th" Anniversary Mini Cake - Oops!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Golden Anniversary Cake - August 2014

We surprised my husband's parents with this cake when we went to visit them.  They were going to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in a couple weeks.

Golden 50th Anniversary Rose Cake 1

Golden 50th Anniversary Rose Cake 2

More details and pictures to come... :)
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Young Justice Themed Cake - July 2014

I made this Young Justice themed cake for my daughter Cara for her 15th birthday.  Young Justice is an animated television show that mainly focuses on the younger generation of superheroes.  The character on the right side of the cake (on the blue strip of fondant) is not from the show; it is a character that Cara made up based on herself named Bluefire.

Young Justice Character Cake - Artemis, Kid Flash, Robin, Aqualad, Superboy, Miss Martian, Bluefire

Young Justice Character Cake - Artemis, Kid Flash, Robin, Aqualad, Superboy, Miss Martian, Bluefire - Back View

More details and pictures to come... :)
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Eat Your Vegetables... - June 2014

I made this asparagus cake for my sister Valerie for her birthday.  I saw the inspiration for this cake originally on a Sunday Sweets post on the Cake Wrecks site.  It had a link to the original post from Rosie at Sweetapolita where I saw how she made her AMAZING asparagus cake (and another here).  My sister usually cooks fresh asparagus and brings it to our family meals, so I thought this would be a fun cake to make for her.

Asparagus Bundle Cake

More details and pictures coming soon... :)
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Abstract Art Cupcakes - June 2014

After I made the cakes for my daughter's teachers (see this post) I had some of the green fondant strips leftover as well as some cupcakes I had made with the extra batter.  So, I decided to have some fun and make some abstract art cupcakes for my family to enjoy.  :)

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 1

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 2

Fun Abstract Art Cupcakes 3

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Sweet Flowers for Sweet Teachers - June 2014

I made these cakes for my daughter Carissa's teachers as a thank you at the end of the year.

Bouquet of White Flowers Cake - Large

Bouquet of White Flowers Cake - Small

White Cake with White Flowers and Mini Pearls #1

White Cake with White Flowers and Mini Pearls #2

I thought the cakes turned out very nicely - pretty and elegant.  :)

More pictures and details to come... :)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes - June 2014

I honestly don't remember why I made these cupcakes.  I was taking or sending them somewhere...  Maybe with one of the kids.?  Anyway, I don't remember.  :)

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 1
Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 2

I baked the chocolate cupcakes, and let them cool.  Then, I sifted some powdered sugar on top of them and finished them off with some chocolate shavings.

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 3
Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Shavings 4


Easy, pretty, yummy.  :)

(Below is a picture before I put the chocolate shaving on them, in case you like that look better.) 

Powdered Sugar Topped Chocolate Cupcakes
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Minecraft Creeper Marshmallows - April 2014

These creeper marshmallows from Minecraft were for the goodie bags at my son's 12th birthday.  (You can see the cake from the party here.)

Minecraft Creeper Marshmallows

I bought square marshmallows at the store and airbrushed all sides green.  It didn't matter if they were covered really evenly because the video game has that pixel-y look anyway.  After they dried I used a black edible marker to draw the creeper faces on them.

I thought they were pretty cool, and they kids all loved them.  :)
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Minecraft Grass Block Cake - April 2014

I made this Minecraft grass block cake (with a little Steve on top) for my son, Caleb's, 12th birthday.  

Minecraft Grass Block Cake 1

Minecraft Grass Block Cake 2

It didn't turn out as clean and shored up as I wanted, but I liked it and Caleb was really thought it was cool.  :)

More pictures and details coming soon.  :)
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