I love it when clients give me free reign on designing their cake. It also helps when clients have a VERY CLEAR idea of their design, as is the case with this next cake from my favorite cake family from across the street. B is turning 6 years old, here is her drawing she did with mom:
It couldn't be any clearer! Orange ribbon-like squiggles, green diamonds clustered at the bottom and a few throughout, pink and purple little hearts, with a base color of pink fondant. So, here's the cake, how did I do?
A friend found it rare that such a young person could be so clear in her instructions. Being an educator of young children myself, I think the only limit these little humans have is us adults telling them that it can't be done, or telling them how to do it, and not giving them the space to explore! I can confidently say this is the awesomest original design of a cake that I've ever made!
On another note, it was also MY birthday! I turned 34 (does that mean mid-30's?), and Buu made ME a cake! (Talk about giving the space for people to explore) He ended up making just half a box of cake mix, so here I am on Chu On Cakes presenting the first ever, open-faced cake:
I really haven't done anything with fondant in awhile. Most of my cakes have been buttercream finish... i was beginning to miss my fondant fun! So my bf's nephew turned 7 this past labor day weekend. He wanted a beyblades cake! actually, i'm not sure if he wanted it, or it was his uncle's idea???
so... what the hell is/are beyblades?????
so... after some research on the internet, i decided the most feasible is to to make a cake that is a stadium, and put real beyblades on it.......... OR.... i can make fondant beyblades! it was a fantastic caking adventure that i'm sure i will repeat again - especially since now i have two very specific beyblade molds! See the slideshow below with captions that narrate the process.
so, here we go:
½ sheet dark chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling for a Sweet 16th Birthday! I was glad i could make this cake. Firstly, it was a whole half sheet! I had to bake 4 cakes! The best part was seeing the birthday girl's reaction to her own drawing on a cake! with the extra cake that came from leveling it, i made cake truffles! chose purple and green to match the theme of course... :) it held up pretty well considering the party was outdoors at Castle Rock Regional Park. Thankfully, there was a nice breeze and shade!
oh, and last weekend I made these:
...buttercream filled shortbread cookie sandwiches. yummy! and cute to boot! lol
one month of 2013 has passed us by... already thinking about Valentines/S.A.D... next thing you know, it'll be Thanksgiving again!!!
so far this year: COOKIES!!!