Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Birthday Gift

First cake that I made as a gift with a bow on top. I like the colors that I used for this cake. I was happy to be home (USA) to make this cake for my friend. Happy Birthday Syliva!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

My very 1st Groom's cake!!!
My cousin had a Christmas wedding. She wanted to surprise her future husband with something. She totally forgot about a groom's cake, so I told her about it. She asked me if I could do it for her. I told her I can try because I've never made one before & I'm just starting to learn how to make cakes. I asked her what he likes & she told me his favorite sport is baseball. WOW, what a first for me. I did some research online & got ideas. Then I started to draw what I wanted. I was SOOO happy with what I was able to create!!! When the groom saw it, he didn't think it was a cake. He was so happy & very surprised!! He didn't even want to cut it ;}

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chocolate Marble

I took a fondant class when I was home visiting. I had already started to make cakes, but thought why not get some more experience or ideas. I do have to say the class was good, but everything I knew about working with fondant. I already knew before taking the class ;} They showed us how to marble fondant for a cake. It was a simple method, I picked my fondant pink & chocolate. I have never tasted chocolate fondant - it was the best!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

I was happy to be home (USA) for the holidays in 09. I have a really big family & we all got together for thanksgiving. Its always nice to be home for the holidays. I was asked to come up with thanksgiving cake. I decided why not a turkey that looks like he's on a float ;} One of two thanksgiving cakes I made while at home.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1st Birthday Fling

Catelyn's 1st Birthday!!!

I made this cake for my daugther's 1st Birthday. When I saw it on the Wilton site, I knew this was the cake to make for her. This was my first time using ColorFlow to make the rainbows. I had no idea what colorflow was or how to use it. I did 2 sets of rainbows, in case that one set would break. The panada bear was a last minute touch, I was going to just make a big cloud and put her candle on it. The more I looked at the cake, I thought it needed something more. This was also the 1st time that used a bear pan, decorate it & place it on top. Also the 1st time that I learned how to use straws in order to keep the cake together. A 1st of many things. My daugther smiled so much when I showed her, her cake. I'm sure she's only 1, but will remember what I made for her.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Horse Riding Cake

Made this cake for a little girl that just loves horses. At the same time she's learning how to horse back ride. This was my 2nd fondant cake. It was hard to try and roll the fondant long enough to cover the whole cake. Also the 1st time that I learned how to use patchwork cutters. The details of the horses, I made with a molding tool. I matched the colors of the cake with the colors of the little girl's party. Cake is orange cake with buttercream frosting.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baby Blocks

This was a babyshower cake that I made for a British friend. She was here in Danmark because her husband is an exchange pilot. She's never had a babyshower, so us Americans decided to throw her one. She was so happy; she like the games, food, cakes & gifts. She even said her friends back in the UK were jealous she had a babyshower. First time for me to make fondant stand for the blocks.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bibs & A Baby

This was the 2nd cake that I made for my British friend's babyshower.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Gone Fishing

I made this cake for my husband's 32nd birthday. This was just my 2nd fondant cake. I'm still learning how to work with it & be able to mold with it. My husband likes to go fishing, although he never really catches anything. I wanted to make him a cake & this is what I came up with. I was impressed as this was my 2nd try at working with fondant :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunny Side Up Cake

Wilton inspired cake for a friend's baby shower here in Danmark. Still practicing on making my buttercream smooth. Clouds & face of baby are sugar cookies.

Bib Cake

Cake I made for a friend that was going on maternity leave in Danmark. She wanted to take American cakes to her job. It was a hit!! She didn't even get a piece :}

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Cake

1st Fondant Cake!!!

This was my very 1st fondant cake!!! I went back home (USA) for a visit & got caught up in all the hipe about cakes. Its amazing what can be done. I wanted so bad to learn so that I could make my daugther's 1st birthday cake. I went online & found out how to make fondant (it was hard). Then I just started to put things together. I have a long way to go from the pros, but I manage to make a 4th of July cake for a party here in Danmark. There's a group us Americans here & we have to celebrate home holidays. It was a hit & my friends where surprised at what I did. I'm really hoping to master or at least get better at making cake using fondant.