Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fondant Cake Decorating: More Cakes!

Here's a quick update of 4 more cake photos!
Grrr.. I have so  many cake photos on my camera, but no time to
upload and watermark them yet.  The day job hours are still really long.

I'll upload more soon!

 Here's a baby bum cake, the cake design was inspired by a onesie that'a already been 
bought for the baby.  Luckily I had similar dinosaur cutters I could use and just slightly modify,
or it would've taken hours to custom cut all the dinosaurs!

This is a birthday cake for a girl with four of the Disney characters.  She wanted the
cake to be colourful so this is what I came up with.  Not too girly :)

This cake was made for Stacey Johnson's new book launch event.  Stacey wanted an edible 
replica of her book on top of the cake, I threw in some other elements.. the collar of her shirt she's wearing
in the book cover, and her name in braids.  She's a hair stylist and author.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Cake Update!

Hey everyone :)

Here are some of the cake orders from Jan/Feb.  
I've been super busy the past few months and a lot of my cakes
were made without a photo taken, so I'm so glad I even have these photos!

Anyways, hope you like them :)

Baby shower mini cupcakes, with a baby and bumble bee theme.

Close up of the bumble bee mini cupcakes.

Chinese New Year cupcakes! This was for my friend's wedding.

Soccer, Coca Cola, Cohiba Cigar, Manchester United.. themed cake!

Christmas, Birthday and Eyesore Monster cupcakes!

A simple black and white with flowers design.

Mickey Mouse cake for a baby shower.

I think this is the best Mickey Mouse I've made.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cake.  I still need to watch the movie!

A Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat themed cake.

That's all for now, I need to make sure there's enough time after the cake is done for photos.
Will post more photos up soon :)


Fondant Decorating: Cute Animal Cake

Hey guys!

This was a cake made for a little girl's 2nd birthday celebration.  I didn't come up with the design actually, my friend had sent me an image she found online and I made a replica of the 2 tier cake.

I cut out all the shapes first before icing and covering the cake with fondant.  It gave it some time for the 2D fondant shapes to harden.  With this kind of "cut and paste 2D shape" style, the fondant is easier to work with when it's a little hard.

Make sure you poke the dots immediately after you cut the shape, if you allow the fondant to dry a bit before dotting it, it can crack.

Rolling out the light blue fondant to cover the cake.

Inserting the dowels for support inside the cake. 

The second tier is on.  

Starting to 'glue' the shapes onto the cake.  (It's sunrise!)

 Cutting the animals free hand.  I had recently bought myself a second exacto knife.  It made life so much easier, I should've bought two when I first started making cakes.  

I had kneaded in gum trach powder into the coloured fondant, so they were drying almost three times as fast, I should've worked with one colour first, when I had all my shapes cut out with the yellow.. the pink was already too hard to work with by the time I was done with the yellow.  Next time, one colour at a time.

If there's a faster way to cut small triangles, let me know.  There has to be a faster way!

All my shapes are ready to be 'glued' onto the cake.

Don't let the shapes harden/dry too long, they had to be hard enough to use, but still soft enough to bend without cracking.  They had to be 'glued' onto the cake with a slight bend to hug the cake.

Edible black marker to draw in the details.

The cake is coming together.

All the fondant decorations are on.

The final touch, a green beaded border.  This mold is a life saver, I used to spend an hour rolling mini balls haha.

The finished product! I normally don't like copying a cake from an image,
but this cake is cute, and it did give me new ideas to cake design.  

Hope you guys like it :)