Hi! My name is Olaf, and I like warm hugs!
Becca turned 7! She designed her cake last year, the Squiggly Heart Cake, and I got to design her cake this year! And I'm really proud of myself for making Olaf. He's standing on edge, and his arms and hair were made with fondant! I tried to do it with chocolate first, but then it got droopy... but it all worked out. And, I got the best compliment!
What a fun order of almost 250 cake pops! It was quite the production for my little kitchen and my off skelter work schedule. I almost ran out of cookie sheets to hold all the pops, and stayed up til 3am and 1am to finish everything. Good thing I had a helper one night! So, it all worked out :) And, I am getting the hang of the candy coating consistency and how to dip each pop! I only had 3 big mess ups that were unusable, which was a good thing, cuz i baked barely enough cake to make 250 pops. Usually, I'll have at least a dozen or so pops left over so that I can nibble at my leisure, but not this time! I also had just enough gold sparkling sugar - whew!
I don't think I've ever done three cake projects in a whole weekend! And for such different events!
A baby shower cake:
Wedding cake pops!
That's a lot of newness and happiness to celebrate! Congratulations to the new parents to be, the newlyweds, and the new graduate!
My friend who ordered the Mummy Boy Cookies, and the Friday the 13th Cake asked for some cookies to take with her to Comic Con in SD this year. She sent me these images, and I thought, how am I going to be able to get these images onto a cookie, especially with all the color and details, given the limited amount of time I have? Then i remembered wafer paper, and had the images printed. They turned out great! I iced the cookies with plain white royal icing, and then used a light spread of piping gel to get the images on to the cookie, then piped a red royal icing border to finish it off. I was wary of using wafer paper because the last time i used it on a cake, it wrinkled due to the moisture. (Now i know there's a difference between wafer paper, and icing sheets!)