Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I finally recovered this picture after the computer burning up incident. This cake was done fairly early in the cake making game. I think my third one. But... this cake is probably my all-time favorite that I've done. It was a little time consuming but completely worth it! This cake ROCKS!
Monday, January 28, 2008
This cake was originally supposed to be a football field on the bottom, Chicago Bears theme in the middle, & Tampa Bay Buccaneer's theme on the top but the mother in law who was paying for the cake said "absolutely not." So, here we are. They had to settle for the football helmet cake toppers of their favorite teams.
I had such big plans for this cake but I didn't have enough time to do it all. I made cake and key lime pie in the same day and that is a huge undertaking! I wanted to do some red & yellow in the flames but ran out of time and had to just settle for orange. But that's okay, it turned out really fun and Harley Davidson looking. The kids dug it! Bella and Dax started eating before we could even cut it.
We got her jewlery (not from Tiffany's) for her birthdaybut thought it would be fun to make her a "Tiffany's Box" cake. We were in Mexico for her birthday so I took everything down there already prepped and then built it there. We were short on the blue fondant so it was a little thin, but we made it work! The bow also had a little more volume before it hit the humidity. The soggy air left it a little limp.
A friend wanted a cake to match the invitation to the baby shower. It was mostly brown but had all these other colors in it too. It was striped with a cute swirly design. I think I did the invitation justice. :o) I meant for it to be crooked but I should have made it more crooked so it didn't just look unlevel but looked like I meant it to be wonky.
I had just gotten sattelite and discovered the joy of the Food Network. The cake Challenges got me inspired to start making cuter cakes than I had in the past. It was Bella's first birthday and I thought I should do something fantastic and this is what I came up with. I thought it was awesome but didn't realize the cake frenzy it was going to start for me.