Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Posted by Marilyn at 7:31 PM
Posted by Marilyn at 7:23 PM
I made this last year for her wedding and didn't have a nice clear picture to post. So now I am finally posting it after she sent me these nice photos. I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese butter cream icing. The flowers on the small cake are fresh flowers but the spray on the side are silk, I was able to match them pretty close so the blended well. So here it is hope you like it.
Posted by Marilyn at 7:17 PM
Simple baby shower cake for a family friend. This was actually my first attempt at gum paste converse. I knew what the shoe looked like just couldn't figure out to put it together. Somehow, it came together and this is what it turned out like. I must say next time they will be alot cuter. Baby rattle, hat, onsie and pacifier were made from gumpaste also. By the way, I love the CK Product gumpaste mix! It does not dry out and crumble smooth and so pliable. I will post the link if you are interested in a template for converse. There are several templates out there but I will post the one I used, you might have to enlarge or zoom before you print to get the size shoe you want. Thanks for looking.
Posted by Marilyn at 7:00 PM
It's been a long while, I almost forgot how to blog.....and make cakes! Whoosh with that said, I recently made this, Yo Gabba Gabba cake, for a kids birthday party. I knew nothing about the characters, but I was emailed a similar picture of it and just worked from there. I still think the cake looks.......different, almost not right but she loved it and that's all that counts. I'm pretty sure you have all seen similar and nicer ones online but I didn't have the opportunity to make gum paste characters. Piping the butter cream on the green character made the carpal tunnel flare up, really made me realize how far away I had gone from making cakes. (Chuckle)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Posted by Marilyn at 4:30 PM
Here's my most recent cake order done for a baby shower over the weekend. It was a, tres leches cake, filled with peaches and whipped cream. I was hesitant about using this mold with chocolate but I felt it was much easier and faster drying than gum paste, best part is that she can eat it when she's done with the cake. I also made a little baby outfit out of gum paste, bib, beanie, baby blanket and tiny booties. It was a very simple cake but I usually like to airbrush whipped cream cakes just because I can't use fondant on these cakes but they were very happy with the results and ate all of the cake.....no leftovers.
Sorry I haven't been posting any recipes or even pictures but I have been so busy with work and no time to really bake. Believe me I miss it soooo much!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Posted by Marilyn at 7:24 PM
I just made this cake for a cousin's wedding this weekend. Colors were plum and sage green. Had a really hard time getting that color in gum paste to make flowers so I decided to so silk flowers on the cake instead. Bottom layer was vanilla cake with raspberry mousse, chocolate with Bailey's coffee cream and top layer was red velvet with cream cheese. All cakes were covered in fondant. Now the stand is something I'm working on, I will be making these as custom orders for anyone who is interested in cake and cupcake stands. Pretty soon I will be posting some more pictures of the different stands to give you guys a better idea on what they will look like.