Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Starbucks Frapp Cake

This is a cake I made for a friend's daughter, who loves Starbucks Mocha Frapps. The cake is a 10 inch double layer chocolate cake with a mocha chocolate mousse filling. It is covered in buttercream and fondant. The Frapp was handpainted onto the fondant and the writing is royal icing. Of course, I had to get a Frapp as part of my "research" ;-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby under construction

This is a cake I made for a friend who is expecting a baby. Since my friend is a guy, I wanted to keep the cake somewhat masculine.

The cake is a two tier chocolate fudge cake with a chocolate mousse filling.

The cake was then covered in buttercream frosting and fondant.

The tools are gumpaste and the tool belt and construction border is fondant.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Monkey Viking Tank Cake

Ok, so this cake needs a little explanation. This is the cake that I made for my second son's first birthday. Over the past year, we have affectionately nicknamed him "Tank" and I have called him my "little monkey" several times as well. In addition, my husband and I call both of our boys "Vikings" because our house regularly looks like Vikings have run through it. So, when it was time to create Tank's birthday cake nothing could be better then a monkey wearing a viking helmet on top of a tank! Perfect!
The cake is my Lemon Almond Awesome Cake with a chocolate mousse filling. The bottom tier is a 16 inch square double layer cake. The Tank is a triple layer carved cake.
All of the cake is covered in fondant and buttercream frosting. The number 1 and bananas are made of gumpaste and the barrel of the tank is a large straw. I made the monkey out of modeling chocolate (think: Tootsie Roll) with gumpaste decorations.
Also want to give props to my mother who assisted me with the decorating.
Here's a close up with me and the monkey post-party. It survived!