My three year old wanted a rainbow pony cake for her birthday. It's a chocolate cake filled with chocolate frosting, salted caramel swiss meringue buttercream and salted caramel. It's covered in fondant and gumpaste decorations.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, October 3, 2011
The cake was my new favorite chocolate recipe with butter cream icing inside.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Brenna turned 2 and Emma turned 5 in August! To celebrate, I made a carriage cake and one pillow cake for each girl. The pillow cakes were topped with personalized tiara's. They are made of a delicious yellow cake and filled with butter cream. The decorations are made of fondant and gum paste.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Brenna, my petite princess, turned 2 this month. She's sharing her birthday party with her cousin Emma. Originally her party was scheduled for Friday, but Emma's dad ended up having to work. We needed to move the party out a few days and that left me with a partially finished portion of the cake. I decided to go ahead and finish it for an at home celebration of Brenna's birthday. This also allowed a trial run on a portion of the finished cake.
Little Miss Brenna was very impressed!
And she loved her little tiara! It edible (made out of royal icing)!
Over the years that I've been making cakes for the kids, I've picked up a few trick here and there. Every now and then I'll post some of them on here.
Freezer paper. I happened upon this trick this year. I hated cleaning up the table over and over after coloring fondant or rolling it out. It was time consuming and well, I hate the extra work! I was wrapping meat to freeze one night and noticed how smooth the plasticy side was and how it might just solve my little mess issue. On my next cake I tried it out and fell in love!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
We had good friends over for coffee and dessert. I wanted something special, but did not have much time to throw things together. I decided to make a traditional boxed white cake mix more exciting by adding chocolate chips, vanilla extract and almond extract. Next time I'll throw in a little brown sugar to give it more of a cooke flavor! On top, I added a healthy portion of homemade cream cheese buttercream icing.