Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Course 3 - Mission Accomplished

Taking two Wilton classes especially on days back to back is quite tiring. I threw this cake together and unfortunately didn't smooth it as i just wasn't in the mood. This is a hummingbird cake (which i had never made or tasted before) with cream cheese filling and i decided i didn't really like this kind of cake. Maybe because it tastes too banana-y. Who knows. Anyway, i brought it to work and they devoured it as always. Thank heavens for them because i hate to waste!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

70 Years Young

We had a family get together this weekend and i made a chocolate chip cake with buttercream icing. I also put cupcakes around the cake but didn't take a picture. Happy Birthday Don!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Shake, Rattle, and Roll!

This is a rattle cake i made for my employee who is about to go on maternity leave with her second child. It is a chocolate chip cake with pink and brown fondant and buttercream trim/writing. It was the perfect amount of cake for the 5 of us going to dinner for her tomorrow night. The fondant got so soft while i was working with it. I'm not sure if it was because my house wasn't as cool as it should have been or if my hands were warm. Anyway, i'm new to fondant but really love what fondant cakes look like so i just need to keep practicing!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chrisanthemum Love

Today was the third day of my fondant and gumpaste class and we learned flowers. I had to leave early to go eat dinner for my husband's birthday but at least i was able to stay long enough to make the most beautiful gumpaste flower i have ever seen. *Honest tidbit: this is the first gumpaste flower i have ever seen.* Nonetheless, it was absolutely gorgeous!! I saw them make daisies too but I was already packed up and walking out the door so I'll have to make one and post it here later.

Happy Cheaper Insurance Day

My husband's birthday was today and all the family went to dinner. I made him his favorite cake, funfetti. This is also my first fondant covered cake and i was really nervous because i froze it but it turned out perfect! I obviously need to practice covering the cakes with fondant but for my first, it turned out okay but it was delicious! I forgot to push down the edges of the dots on the sides before i took this picture. The words were free hand, not too bad if i say so myself! Happy Birthday Love, you old fart!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Present for Hope

Today was the second day in our Course 3 class and we had to bring an iced square cake to class to cover in fondant. I decided to bake a chocolate cake with peanut butter chips and peanut butter filling. Instead of bringing this cake to work and then making another one for Hope's birthday next weekend, i decided to do as good a job as i could and keep it for her on her birthday. I only had one gaping hole so i guess that means i was successful. I put entirely too much icing on the cake before i covered it in fondant so it oozed out while i was covering it. You can kind of see it in the front shot below (it is in the bottom right corner of the cake). I also had to squish my 3D bow down because the carrying case wasn't tall enough. Anyway, i can't wait to taste it! I think this is going to be one of the best tasting cakes i have done so far, but i'll have to wait and see until next weekend!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birthday Disaster

My Father in law's birthday was the 7th but we celebrated today because my husband was out of town. Well, my FIL wanted an ice cream cake and when i tried to make it the ice cream must have been too soft or not in the freezer long enough after i filled it because when i put it together the ice cream came gushing out all over the floor! Well, i threw that one away and just decided to hurry and make him a yellow cake. I was experimenting with fondant so the big balloons on the side are too big. I just tried to make due with what i had available but it turned out ok. It was really good though!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beach Party!

I am missing out on a beach trip for Labor Day weekend but thought i would post the cupcakes that will be enjoyed on the trip. Hope baked and decorated these and they are so cute! We might have snuck and taste tested them and they were so good. Here's to fun in the sun...