some people may think that prep work is hard and kinduva chore. In most cases, I agree - but in this case, I had to try out a couple of different techniques and a recipe. My kind of prep.... :) and the result:
yay! fondant burlap, and wafer paper cut outs. it's like snowflakes! I absolutely adore the way this cake looked. I did NOT like the recipe for the cake however, and will NOT be using it. Otherwise, please enjoy looking at this totes cute 6" square cake! ^_^
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!
Oh, now I'm just getting fancy... multiple time-lapse vids set with music! BTW, I dress immaculately when I'm working on a baking project
So after two years of having my phone, I found out that I can do a time-lapse video! So, here is my first, of me doing a buttercream transfer for a cake this coming weekend. Enjoy!
This cake was fun and tedious all at the same time.
The first reason it was tedious was that I tried out a new cake recipe, and it was not good at all - i mean, it was good but it was hard as a rock after taking it out of the fridge, so I chucked it and I ended up making a sponge cake with chocolate buttercream filling. I think I over baked the sponges though, so next time I will have to not keep it in the oven for as long.
Second reason why it was so tedious was that the fondant figure is wearing a wetsuit! which means that I can't make "clothes" to cover up any mistakes or anything. I ended up cutting out a general shape, and then working it with my fingers. It was a modeling chocolate/fondant mix, so that was also a different thing I tried on this cake. I did make sure that the skewers were long enough and went through the whole cake, so the figure doesn't topple. Also was able to use a skewer to get the surfboard to stay up as well.
3rd reason it was so tedious were the waves, but it's also what makes this cake so awesome. I had just got these impression mats, and there was one that looked like waves, and another one that was just horizontal lines that I thought would add an additional dimension to the waves. I also ombre'd (is that a word?) some fondant, blue and sea green for even more depth. Each side of the cake is different, very cool :)
i used light brown sugar as sand, and took some white butter cream to make a wave border around it, like the froth that comes up against the sand. And then - I STEAMED IT! gave it an awesome sheen and helped stick everything together. finish with a twisty rope border and voila!
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa Chu decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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