Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Piece of Cake

It has been way too long since I last posted, but I have been busy as a bee making some really cute cakes. Last weekend, we celebrated Jon's birthday. Melinda requested a Ninja Turtle cake, because when Jah was little, that was his favorite!!! So I obliged. His most favorite turtle was Rafael, so I did some research, and got to work.

You all know by now that I despise butter cream icing, because I am not very good at working with it. However, I thought this one turned out better than any other buttercream cake I have done. So.....without further ado, here is Jah's Rafael Cake:

This picture was taken with my phone because my new camera had a dead battery. But, I thought it turned out pretty cute! He sure loved it so my mission was accomplished.

Then, this past weekend we hosted a baby shower for my cousin Ashley. The shower was at my house, so we spent all weekend cleaning....UGHHHH! I had been planning for her cake for quite some time. Ashley's nursery theme is woodland animals. So I thought I would create something spectacular for her. I dreamed up this tree cake with fondant woodland animals. I started working on the animals a week in advance. This was the first time I have done any 3d figurines. Melinda helped me by making a hedgehog. She did really good for her first time in the cake business!

A co-worker helped build me a stand out of a tree trunk candle holder. Here is my best cake yet!!!!!

This was the first time that I looked at a finished cake and was so totally proud! I loved it!!! My husband finally got on to me and told me this was an expensive hobby. So....if you or anyone you know is in need of a cake, please keep me in mind. I need to recuperate some of my costs:) (Except you Christina! I cannot come to Virginia every other weekend:)) But I will see you in August!


mhawley10 said...

I love, love, LOVE the tree cake, the little animals are SO cute. I don't even want to know how long it took to assemble all the leaves!

Christina said...

OMG! You did an amazing job on both of them! Although I was sorry to see that neither on had a fondant bow! LOL!