Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Goooool....... de Chivas

Posted by Marilyn at 8:00 PM 2 comments
Another Chivas cake for a cousin. I had promised her this cake for her husband since last year. It was supposed to be a Raiders last year and I was going out for my birthday and wasn't able to do it, but this year I had too, only because we have the same birthday. Happy Birthday to both of us! Chivas jersey cake with a soccer ball and a Chivas towel over the ball. I have an excuse behind that towel, I had the worse time making that dumb ball, those shapes are a hassle to get right. I have a cutter but it doesn't work as good as it should because once you try to put them on the cake they don't connect right. Long story but I just threw the fondant towel over it with a Chivas logo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cowboy hat

Posted by Marilyn at 12:48 PM 0 comments

Made this one for a real good friend of ours, Chencho, he plays the accordion for, "Novillos del Norte." I was originally going to make an accordion cake but it didn't work out like that. I settled on making a cowboy hat instead. Wasn't hard at all, I thought it would be a bit more difficult than it looked. Anyhow, I got a lot of nice complements on it at the party, that's always nice. I wasn't trying to feed the whole party with it, just made it as a personal small gift for him. It was a butter pecan rum cake with a custard filling and carved in the shape of the hat. I then iced in butter cream and covered in my favorite fondant. It's all white like the original hats these guys wear nowadays and made the black ribbon around the base of the hat out of black fondant also. I added the name of the group on a edible sheet and my husband said we should've added it to the hat, I thought it would look nicer on the board but he decided on this one. Was pretty pleased with the turnout. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Raider girl.

Posted by Marilyn at 1:16 PM 0 comments

Another one of those bodice cakes, except in a Raiders theme. Since, I was told that the other bikini bottom was too big, I tried to make it smaller. Skimpier is always better for men, huh? lol Anyhow not too much to say about this cake really, it's very similar to the other one only for a difference in color and team..oooooh maybe this one is a little more tan.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Diaper cake

Posted by Marilyn at 10:19 AM 2 comments


I know this is not edible but I just made it yesterday for a baby shower that I will be going to this weekend. I love diaper cakes, I had never made one before so this is another first. What's in it; full pack of newborn pampers (42), 3 brown washcloths, 4 receiving blankets, 2 pacifiers, 1 cucumber melon baby wash from Johnson's, 1 green teether and this little plush bear. I added green and brown ribbon all around to hold it together and made brown bows, I added a big bow to the top. I really like how it came out all together. Well I figured if I don't do well with edible cakes I just might turn to diaper cakes. lol This is the other scrap booker side of me, I do have other things I enjoy not just cakes, it's just too bad I don't know how to sew. I don't know what cost more a diaper cake or real cake. I spent around $50 just for this baby items and ribbon. ....well I hope she likes it, it's a boy and these are her colors for the nursery.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunflower cake & pops

Posted by Marilyn at 2:47 PM 0 comments

This sunflower cake order came from a real good friend of mine who wanted to get her boss a birthday cake. I guess she really likes sunflowers, so I got sunflower happy. Can you tell? The cake is a mocha cake brushed with coffee liquor and filled with chocolate cream then iced with chocolate ganache and decorated with fondant sunflowers. Very rich for my taste buds. The cake pops on the other hand are probably richer.... German chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache I then added that little sunflower and arranged them in a box with a cute bow and a handmade card. Aside from cakes I love scrap booking & cards.


I like cutesy stuff. I have to admit sometimes I overdo it. Yeah....I'm working on that. hahaha Looks like I'll be making another sunflower cake for the end of this week for someone else, just not chocolate. I actually made a very easy fondant/gum paste tutorial on sunflowers.....but not sure if I should post it. I realized that when I colored my fondant brown I used a bit much, since I did start from white. Well my hands still look a little brown even after the washing, I don't want people to think that they're dirty, if you know what I mean. I'll think about it. Thanks for keeping posted.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Clowns.....

Posted by Marilyn at 10:42 AM 1 comments

A 1st birthday cake for a little boy who's theme was, clowns. Now, I remember back when I was little I hated clowns, they scared the living out of me. Now, when I was called for this order I just shrugged and was like, "ok." That's it. I don't really care for them anymore I guess I just haven't been around them for awhile, but back in the day my girlfriends were so into clowns. They would draw them, wear them decorate their rooms with them.....uugghh. Not me, it must have been after that movie, Clowns. Anyhow, I survived making it. Flavors were the usual (for me at least) top tier was chocolate & bottom tier vanilla with whipped cream & strawberries. I've noticed that people aren't as daring with cakes and flavors, they want the same ol' grocery store flavors. It was done in butter cream and decorated with fondant accents. Clowns were also done in fondant. When the cake was delivered to them, mom was happy, that's what counts. I really should start having people post their own comments on the cakes pretty soon your not going to believe my remarks. lol I'll keep you posted I have some interesting cakes coming up this and next month.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My first wedding cake....

Posted by Marilyn at 10:37 AM 0 comments

Here it is! Very simple....that's how she wanted it. Top layer is chocolate cake with chocolate mousse. Middle tier vanilla cake with raspberry white chocolate, bottom tier carrot with cream cheese filling. I love the middle tier I think that's what made me sick.....I had all the left over white chocolate...and I'm not a chocolate person. The cake was covered in white chocolate ganache and then I used fondant. I piped (I need to work on that) freehand swirls and vines, I used white chocolate to do that, it's harder to work with in my opinion because it dries so fast. I'll try royal icing next time. Otherwise, I loved white chocolate ganache, I think I'll be using that from now on instead of butter cream under my fondant. As for fondant I won't anything else than, Fondx. I love it, it's so easy to work with and soft. I'm pretty happy with the results, I could've added more color but this was what bride chose, some fuchsia would have been awesome, since those were her colors. The hall was really pretty and bright with lime and fuchsia colors, I kind of felt like the cake was so simple and didn't really stand out, although people just kept coming up to see it and take picture as I was there. I hope she liked it, that;s the most important thing.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Yankee girl!

Posted by Marilyn at 8:20 PM 0 comments

I have to say I really love this cake! First of all I love the Yankees and second I want boobs like that. lol I had a lot of good and maybe one bad remark on this one, because her bikini bottom was "too big".....of course that remark came from a guy. Oh men.....we can live without them. lol Ok, so this was for my sisters brother-in-law who was celebrating his birthday along with his 4 year old son. One cake was a fireman theme and this one of course. Well the story behind this was, when the time came to cut the cakes all the kids lined up behind this one and were all fighting over who was going to have a piece of the boob. Now what kind of kids would say something like that? Weird huh? Oh well, at least they loved it. I made this from a half sheet and carved it into this shape. Boobs are cupcakes of course (D size please). lol With a waist like that, come one? I didn't make the bottom piece smaller because I figured her boobs were already big and out there so I wanted to be a little discreet. I guess that didn't work on this cake they liked that overexposure. lol All in all everyone was happy. I hope you like it too.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bridal bouquet cake

Posted by Marilyn at 10:17 AM 0 comments

There something about this cake I really like. My neighbor friend ordered it for her sister as a last minute cake. Since her theme is hydrangeas for her wedding, I decided to make it into a wedding bouquet. I'm also making her wedding cake this weekend but we've changed the look so there will no longer be hydrangeas on it but we're still using lime green ribbon and going for a traditional look. I was told they really liked it and it was a simple vanilla cake with whipped cream, I used butter cream to make hydrangea bouquet, I also tried mixing the pink and green to make it look more realistic color wise. Anyhow, I hope you liked it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tinkerbell cakes

Posted by Marilyn at 3:52 PM 1 comments

These 2 cakes were for a 1st birthday party. The large cake was a half sheet with an edible image in butter cream, the small cake was a smash cake for the birthday girl to just do whatever she wanted too with, this cake was also butter cream. I added a Tinkerbell on the side of the cake, just like in the bigger cake. I took the pictures in the same house with the same camera and I hate the lighting in my house, it's so dark for pictures. I want a new house! Hahahaha Kidding I love my house!


I just need a better camera. Anyhow I got an email back from them and they really were happy with it and said it taste good! That makes a baker happy. I'm lovin it........ I love my cakes too...you can really tell in my size. Hahaha I have other cake pictures so keep posted.
 

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