Monday, June 27, 2011

Sushi Cupcakes?! - May 2009

No... no actual sushi was used in the making of these cupcakes.  :)  I made these sushi shaped cupcakes for my son, Caleb's, 1st grade teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Sushi Cupcakes 1

Sushi Cupcakes - Overhead View
Sushi Cupcakes - Close-Up of Sushi 1
Sushi Cupcakes - Close-Up of Sushi 2
Sushi Cupcakes - Close-Up of Sushi 3
Sushi Cupcakes 2
More details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about these cupcakes, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about these cupcakes by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :) ]
Andrea - Animated Name

This Weapon is Your Life - April 2009

I made this 3D lightsaber cake for my son, Caleb's, 7th birthday.  This was at the same party as the 3D R2-D2 cake I made for him (see the This is the Droid Cake You're Looking For... post).

Star Wars 3D Lightsaber Cake - View 1

Star Wars 3D Lightsaber Cake - View 2
Star Wars 3D Lightsaber Cake - View 3

The lightsaber really lit up!  :)
Star Wars 3D Lightsaber Cake - Lightsaber Lit Up
More pictures and details to come... :)
[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :) ]
Andrea - Animated Name

This is the Droid Cake You're Looking For... - April 2009

I made this 3D R2-D2 cake for my son, Caleb's, 7th birthday.  For the same party I also made him a lightsaber cake (see the This Weapon is Your Life post).

Star Wars 3D R2-D2 Cake

Star Wars 3D R2-D2 Cake - Side View
Star Wars 3D R2-D2 Cake - Back View
This R2-D2 cake was made practically the same way that I made an R2-D2 cheesecake a couple years before.  See the post A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away....

More pictures and details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :) ]
Andrea - Animated Name

Friday, June 24, 2011

R2-D2 Cupcakes - April 2009

I made these R2-D2 cupcakes for my son, Caleb, to celebrate his birthday with his 2nd grade class at school.

Star Wars R2-D2 Cupcakes 1

Star Wars R2-D2 Cupcakes - Close-Up of R2-D2

Star Wars R2-D2 Cupcakes - Small Group
Star Wars R2-D2 Cupcakes 2
First I baked, cooled, and iced the cupcakes.  Then I used food coloring to tint my buttercream icing the various colors I would need to draw R2-D2.  I started by piping everything that would be gray, which was almost everything.  I looked at a picture of R2-D2 and just tried to get the basic lines and shapes that I thought would portray him well without trying to pipe every compartment and detail.  Next I filled in the other details with the blue, black, and red icings.

I was happy with how these little droid cupcakes turned out, and Caleb was really excited about bringing them to school!  Everyone enjoyed them.  :)
Andrea - Animated Name

A Welcome as Big as Texas... or Shaped Like It at Least - January 2009

I made this Texas shaped welcome home cake for my nephew, Monty.  He and his mom were moving to Texas and she wanted a little something for him when they got to the house to celebrate their move and make him feel more at home.

Texas Shaped Welcome Home Cake
For this cake I first baked a 12" round chocolate cake and let it cool completely.  I carved the cake freehand into the basic shape of Texas.  :)  I crumb coated the cake and let the icing set.  Then I put on a top coat of buttercream icing.  I used a star tip to pipe the words and the heart on in red buttercream.  Then I outlined the top of the cake with the star tip, and finished it off by doing the same on the bottom border of the cake.
Andrea - Animated Name

When Cats Dream of Yarn Balls... - January 2009

I made this ball of yarn cake with five little fondant kittens for my sister, Casandra's, birthday.  She loves cats, and I made the kitten on top the yarn ball look like her cat.

Yarn Ball & Cats Cake 1

Yarn Ball & Cats Cake - Close-Up of 3 Kittens
Yarn Ball & Cats Cake - Close-Up of 2 Kittens
Yarn Ball & Cats Cake 2
More pictures and details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :) ]
Andrea - Animated Name

Thursday, June 23, 2011

In the Magical Land of Care-a-Lot... - November 2008

I made this Care Bear Cloud Castle cake with a little fondant Cheer Bear standing out front for my daughter, Carissa's, 4th birthday.

Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake 1

Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Side View
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Close-Ups of Cheer Bear

Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake 2
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Close-Up of Stars & Cloud Texture 1
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Close-Up of Stars & Cloud Texture 2
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Close-Up of Stars & Cloud Texture 3
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake 3
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Care Bear Candles Around Cake 1
My mom found these cute little Care Bear candles.
When you light the candle it looks like you've lit a candle on the cupcake they're holding.  Cute!
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Care Bear Candles Around Cake 2
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Care Bear Candles On Cake 1
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Care Bear Candles On Cake 2
 
Care Bear Cloud Castle Cake - Care Bear Candles Lit
More details to come... :)

[Right now I'm just trying to get everything on the blog, then I'll go back and fill in details; you can read a little longer explanation here if you want. BUT if you have any questions in the meantime, in general or about this cake, please feel free to email me by clicking on the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address found there, and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible. Or you can always ask questions or leave a comment about this cake by clicking the comments link at the end of this post. :) ]
Andrea - Animated Name

Changing Things Up a Bit :)

Hi!  I am going to be changing how I will be posting to the blog.  I am going to just get everything on here in a basic form.  I'll post each cake (or whatever it is) with a few pictures and a very brief blurb about what it is.  Once I get everything I've done on the site I'll be focusing on the current and the more recent cakes I've done.  As I find time I'll add pictures and fill in details for the posts of the past cakes.  This way I'll have things in order like I want :) , but I won't feel like I'll never get caught up to what I'm doing now (which is the way it's been going so far).

In the meantime, if you do have any questions about a cake, etc. that doesn't have details yet [or even if you have a question about a cake that has details already on the post :) ] then please feel free to email me by clicking the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of the page and using the email address listed there.  I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.  Or you can always leave a question or comment about a specific cake on the comments link at the end of each post.  :)

So, I hope you are enjoying the site and that this change will make it even more enjoyable.  :)

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