Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cake, Cake and More cake

Can you believe we had SIX cakes this week???

SiX.

I'm amazed that we even got through it all, It feels like such a blur!

Here's the run down, last to first.


Brewer Motorcycle Cake:

This cake was made for our Pastor, in celebration of his birthday! It was requested so that it could be presented just before the "roast" at his surprise party this evening. Since he rides a Honda Goldwing, this was the natural choice!



This was probably the most fun we've had working on a cake. We had to do it all (including the baking) in one evening because we had 5 other cakes this week AND two birthday parties Friday and Saturday. We started working on the decorating at 8 pm last night and got about 95% done by 3:30 am. We were both furiously making engine pieces, seats, headlights...but it was a lot of fun and I want to say that this might be the best cake we have ever done! It was also great to see the cake presented ... but I had to cut it! I never do that!

A few more of the motorcycle:







The only two non-edible pieces were the antenna (floral wire) and the windshield, which we cut from some plastic packaging.

Ryan Twins birthday cakes

These cakes were created for our very good friends twin boy and girl, Bailey and Morgan (who also happen to be very good friends with Rylee). (Bailey and Morgan are also Pastor Brewer's grandchildren - lots of Brewer cakes this week!)

Their birthday party was held at My Gym (we miss it there!) and was Olympic themed. We came up with a cake for each of them supporting this theme -Morgan would have a ball pit cake and Bailey would have a trampoline cake.

Morgan's cake is 2, 10 inch square chocolate cakes that had the middle carved out. The "balls" are mini jaw-breakers (that weren't very hard) and the staircase was made from rice krispy treats. The "Morgan" figure is all fondant, which I made last week (I made both of the twin's figures last week, thank goodness!)





Bailey's cake is 2, 10 inch round vanilla cakes. The trampoline is fondant, as is the trampoline legs. I had a dilemma in trying to figure out what to put around the cake since the party was being held inside. I didn't want to do the entire cake in black (like a normal trampoline in a gym would most likely look like) so I went ahead and decorated it as if it were outside. Besides, all little girls love flowers!

This cake gave me soooooooooo many problems. I'm sure you can all see the little icing cracks. Grrrrrrrrrrr.









Jaclyn's cakes

These cakes were made for our friend Jaclyn, for her daughter's first birthday!

The main cake is vanilla (bottom tier) and strawberry (top tier) with vanilla buttercream and fondant details. The smash cake is vanilla with vanilla buttercream and a fondant bow topper. I had a lot of fun with this cake. I love the fun colors and the I'm very pleased with how the the bow turned out.





Amy's cake



Last but not least, we end this crazy week with the cake that started it off!

For our good friend Amy, in celebration of her birthday. It's 6 inches of entirely chocolate (including the topper - white chocolate with silver dragees) and fondant polka dots.

Love the colors on this cake!!

What an insane week we have had! Despite Bailey's cake which hated me, everything seemed to go off very smoothly.

I think September might be dubbed "Busy-tember."

Two more cakes this week, three the next.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I can't believe the smash cake actually gets smashed! It's just too pretty!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I definitely here you...September is crazy for me too! Great job with all of the cakes!

Bitten Sweets said...

now that's a lot of cake! (and I was stressing over my 1 this wkend). the motorcycle cake is really impressive. i love your work!

Kris said...

Great cakes!!!

Tracy said...

Hi - I love your cake on July 18, 2007 (Texas Longhorns). I am marrying a Longhorn in November and would love to have something similar. Would you mind sharing with me where you got the fun foam plaque? I'd really appreciate it. My email address is tracy_herand at yahoo dot com (that's an underscore between my first and last names). Thank you!

landa said...

AWESOME JOB. I cannot believe that motorcycle.

Travis Swann said...

So much work in just one week! Each of them look like you had loads of time and your undivided attention.

Alwayzbakin said...

Steph,

When I opened your blog to look at your latest creations, all I could say was OMG! I swear they are all beautiful. ALMOST....I said it almost makes me want to cake decorate again. The motorcycle is stunning. I love the others, too. You are really perfecting your talent.