Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beer Bottlecap Cake

This is a cake I made for a friend's husband's birthday. His favorite beer is Red Hook, so we made a cake that looks like a Red Hook bottlecap. The cake is a 16 inch chocolate cake carved into a bottlecap and then covered in buttercream frosting and red fondant. The gray lettering is fondant and all other decorations are buttercream frosting. The red fondant was brushed in red luster dust afterwards.

Iraq Deployment Sendoff Cake

My director is being deployed to Iraq for 10 months, so we gave her a surprise sendoff. The cake is a yellow sponge cake with buttercream and raspberry filling. Both layers were iced in buttercream before being covered in fondant. The bottom later is 12x18 inches and the top layer is another 12x18 inch cake carved into the shape of Iraq. The anchor (she's in the navy) and edging was completed with buttercream frosting, and her "mini me" was made from gumpaste.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Froggy Baby Block

This is a cake I did for a friend's sister's baby shower. The cake was modeled after a baby block and featured frogs and a train. The cake was a four layer yellow cake with buttercream and raspberry filling. The base of the cake is blue buttercream frosting and the decorations are fondant. The frog on top was made using gumpaste.