Monday, September 27, 2010

Carousel cake

This cake was pretty challenging. It was 6 layers deep and I had to carve the top layer into the shape of the canopy. I also had issues with my fondant. It ended up being an almost all day project, but I got it done.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet 16!

Making this cake made me wish I was 16 again. It reminded me of the fun, carefree days that I have long outgrown. It is white cake with white buttercream and fondant decorations. I made the loops and tails of the bow a few days in advance so they would be dry and keep their shape.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Think Tink!

Everything except the top of the cake is buttercream. I've been doing a lot lately with fondant so it was fun to try out my piping skills again.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summerlin Cake Contest

The master-planned community that I live in is celebrating it's 20th Birthday and held a cake contest to celebrate. I decided that I would enter. Everything on the cake represents why I love living in Summerlin. I did not win, but didn't expect to and I had a great time making my cake and my girls really enjoyed sampling all the cakes afterwards. I really wish they had given some feedback but they only announced 1st place winners, no runners up, and they gave no comments on the cakes. The one thing I know is that the cake that won in my category was made by a professional bakery.  Here is my Summerlin Cake:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Super Mario Cake

I made all these guys out of fondant a day or two ahead of time. The green tunnel that Mario is on I did out of Rice Krispy Treats and covered in fondant. Everything except the wicks on the little bomb guys is edible. I keep trying to pick which one of the little characters is my favorite and have come to the conclusion that they all are.
I made the cake today. Honestly, I really enjoy doing cakes and have fun making most of them, but for some reason, I was really excited about this one. I think because Super Mario Bros. was the only video game I ever played as a kid, it made me a little nostalgic. I hope the Birthday Boy enjoys eating it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

iPod case

I wanted to make something to keep my iPod in so it won't get scratched when I carry it in my bag. I saw this idea online and decided to add the velcro closure and the little button flower on the front. The flower is just a fabric yo-yo with a botton sewn in the middle. This was so easy to make and took less than half an hour from start to finsih.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Toy Story Cake

This cake was a lot of fun to do! The little girl who it was for loves Jessie from Toy Story and wanted cow print on the cake. I'm really happy with how most of the cake turned out. I just wish Jessie's face was better. It started out looking better, but it settled as it dried and she kind of got smushed looking. It's all part of the learning process and hopefully next time I can do a little better.

The whole cake is covered and decorated in fondant. I have always bought my fondant, but this time I made my own. I found directions here that show how to make fondant from marshmallows and powdered sugar so I gave it a try. It is definitely a messy process, but it costs less than the store bought stuff and I can get all the ingredients right down the street. My family agreed it tasted better than the store bought stuff as well. I will definitely be making my own again.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big Brother T-shirt

A shirt for a little boy who is about to become a big brother for the first time.
back of shirt
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Butterly Onesie and Burp Cloth

I finally had a reason to make some girl stuff. A neighbor is having a girl in a few weeks so I had fun making this set for her. I used my Cricut to cut out the butterflies on the onesie. This was the first time I have done ruffles on a burp cloth. It's a little more time consuming, but I think the result is worth it.
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Make-Up Bag

I made this make-up bag from Amy Butler's Stash & Dash Bag pattern and threw in a couple travel size bottles from Bath and Body Works  for a friend's birthday. I like it so much I think I am going to make one for myself.
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