vampire kitchen timer on Pinterest a while back, I thought he was so cute that I knew I would use him as cake inspiration one day.
Fast forward a few months and I get a call from my friend Amanda. Her daughter birthday was coming up, and she wanted a scary Halloween cake, even though her birthday was in early spring. But I still remembered my cute little vampire time and I recreated him in modeling as best I could using chocolate. He needed a few pumpkins and some black ribbon roses to complete his look.
For the scary mouths on the bottom tier, I started by molding crazy mouths to get a good size approximation. Then I scooped out a little cake and put in a little red fondant. Then I just out the lips over the hole I had made and inserted fangs, tongues, blood, etc. It looked very cool once I was finished.
And I have held on to this little vamp's photo since then, knowing that it would be the star of my Halloween post! So, what are you doing for Halloween? Dressing up? Handing out treats? Or tricks???
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Take this cake for example. I made it some time ago and initially it was the most beautiful shade of lavender. But only a few months later it had faded to almost white, with just the faintest hint of purple.
Dummy cakes use styrofoam and can be costly, so you really want to get the most mileage out of them as you possibly can. I wasn't quite ready to trash this cute little cake, so I used petal dusts in several shades of purple to give it what I thought was a nice watercolor effect.
I took it to a small bridal show soon after its renovation and one future bride just had a fit over it. She called out to her future husband and said "Hey honey, come here and look at this awesome tie-dyed wedding cake!" Hey, who am I to argue?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Take this cake for example. This cake is so pretty, and so elegant, and it's available to my clients a my base price, which is $3.75 a serving.
This buttercream beauty is anything but plain, and the burlap ribbon and flowers give it that rustic feel that's all the rage these days.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I know that most people don't like fondant (especially one-year olds) so I did most of the cake in buttercream using only fondant for the beehive and the cake's accents.
I really enjoyed making the bees the most. I used stamens for their little antennae and used my wafer paper again to make their little wings. I just thought they were SO cute!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
When I met with this couple they brought an inspiration cake that was buttercream with lots of lines in it. It was supposed to be wood grain, but I didn't think it was woodgrain enough. I discussed it with the couple and we decided to make it wavier, with some knotholes so that no one would wonder. It was a design I had only done in fondant before.
In these photos, I used some silk flowers I keep around the bakery, but the cake received fresh flowers when we delivered it to the venue, which was DeBarge Vineyards. It was a lovely venue and this rustic wedding cake fit in well sitting on a wine barrel with the vineyards in the background.