Friday, February 27, 2009

Jordan's cake

This first cake of the weekend was made for one of the cutest girls I know!

She's a big Jonas brother's fan so I combined the design of a two tiered cake that she and her momma liked and came up with this! It's all chocolate with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations. I printed the picture off myself and attached it to a piece of foam board for the final touch!

With the picture:


I'll post the picture of our other major project this weekend as soon as it's picked up tomorrow! Wouldn't want to give it away just yet!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ramona's book cake

This cake was made for my MIL, Ramona, for her 60th birthday!

My FIL decide to throw her a huge surprise party (or have us throw her, rather) and we took on the task of making her this giant cake! She has her master's in library sciences and works for the Hurst Public Library so the book theme seemed natural. I had been wanting to make her a book cake for a while and this was the perfect opportunity!

The books separately.

The Better Homes & Garden/Bible/open book are real (chocolate and lemon), the reference and Cake Doctor books are dummies. (open book is vanilla)

From the back:


This cake turned out exactly how I wanted it to! It was LABOR intensive - we worked on it every day for a week, staying up until 4 am or later some nights but it was definitely worth it!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Baking Class!

Yay! I was finally able to get this together!

If you are (or someone you know) is interested in taking a desserts class, this is for you!

I'll be giving a 6 week series on how to bake some delicious and beautiful desserts. Some of the things you will make in this class are: cream puffs, petit fours, bon-bon's, fudge and much, much more!

If you live in the DFW area and are interested in this class, please leave your email address in the comments section of this post and I will email you with more information!

I can't wait to teach this class, it's going to be so much fun!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Crossword and Coffee

This cake was made for a die hard coffee drinker and lover of crosswords!

It's a 1/4 sheet (strawberry cream cake - yum!) iced in vanilla buttercream. The crossword and pencil are fondant - the coffee mug (made to resemble the birthday boy's very own coffee mug used for many years) is RKT covered in fondant as well.

This was harder than it looks but I love the way it turned out! The pencil is my favorite part ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Classic NES Controller for Matthew

This cake was made on the fly (we had been home an hour from snowboarding in Colorado when we started it) for my youngest brother Matthew, for his 15th birthday.

Last year I made him the Wii cake, this year he gets classic NES!

It's 1/4 sheet cut down (french vanilla) with strawberry buttercream covered in marshmallow fondant. Rodney did so much work on this cake (I had the flu the entire time we were in Colorado), if it hadn't been for his help, I don't believe there would have been a cake! All of the details are fondant, with the exception of the words, which were piped on by me!

Love this cake!