My boys were thrilled to see another Super Hero cake come through the kitchen a few weeks ago. This one is very similar to the Comic Cake I did a while back, but The Hulk was traded out for Superman this time. It’s all buttercream with fondant decorations. I got to try out my new letter and number cutters which worked great. I was especially happy with how smooth and sharp I was able to get the buttercream on this one. That’s one thing I’m constantly trying to improve. Especially getting those top edges sharp and level. There’s definitely still room for improvement, but this was one of the better results I’ve had. I did find that when I tried to run a hot scraper over the deeply colored buttercream the colors ran and I ended up with dark and light spots that I had to go back and fix. That’s something I’ll want to remember NOT to do next time. Overall, I’ll call this one a success.
This nature themed bridal shower cake was done for my husband’s cousin last month. Both her wedding and bridal shower followed this theme and all the decorations were done beautifully to match. My sister had a nest with lovebirds as her wedding cake topper and gave me the idea for this one. The nest is made from chow mein noodles, shredded coconut, shredded wheat and chocolate. I painted the heart and arrow on the bottom tier with brown icing color gel. It’s the first time I tried painting on buttercream and it’s something that could definitely be fun to use on future projects. Thanks for looking!
When a friend asked for a Princess Elsa cake for her daugher’s birthday I immediately thought about doing another topper like the Little Mermaid Cake I did last year. If you want to know how it’s done, I explain the process in this post. They take a long time but I really enjoy working on them and seeing them come together. In doing Elsa, I found that the modern characters are so much harder to duplicate than the older ones because there is so much more detail and color variation. Of course, the face is the hardest to get right, but I hope I did Elsa justice.
This past August I was lucky enough to be asked to do 6, that’s right, 6 cakes plus 4 dozen cupcakes and 2 dozen mini-cupcakes. All of these were textured buttercream or piped buttercream designs. There was a two tier cake for the bride and groom to cut and a dessert table for the rest. All of them are different combinations of cake flavors and fillings. Honestly, I don’t think I can ever top this in terms of sheer quantity of cake made, but I loved every minute of it!
OK,yes I know….these cakes were done two months ago, why did it take me so long to post them!? These last two months I’ve been doing some crazy caking along with life in general being exceptionally busy. I’m finally ready to post all the great projects I’ve done in the last 8 weeks. So get ready because this is just the first of several posts that will be up very soon. Keep checking back to see them all!