I got a request for 1/4 sheet half basketball and half soccer cake! I immediately thought of my ball pans, but they were WAY TOO BIG to go on the 1/4 sheet, so it's just a semi-3d cake :) Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, and fondant stamped letters - simple as that... Happy Birthday Peach!
I love everything about this cake, particularly because of the previous caketastrophe! After the fiasco of a horrible delivery, this cake was my redemption! From baking the cakes to carving the shape, to the fondant details and the Chinese script writing on the waving fondant banner with food color, the airbrushed color of the cake, and the little fondant peaches in front. Redemption feels gooooood!
Enjoy the photos!
It's FEBRUARY!!!! My favorite month of the year. Why? Because there are at least 2 days of Holiday so I don't have to work (though that might change soon), and because it's MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! It is turning out it's also the month I seem to get a bunch of orders. my first one was the football cake from the previous post. And just last week, i received a "last minute" order for a hair salon cake. She sent me a photo of what she was looking for and i decided to take on the challenge.
I made the smaller pieces directly out of fondant, and the blow dryer i made out of rice cereal - otherwise, it would be too heavy and actually really hard to shape! Then i wrapped it in fondant and set it up to dry on all sides. I couldn't lay it down, or one side would squish, so I figured out how to stand it up, so it could dry properly.
The text was made by poking holes in the fondant from a print out, kinda like how you do a pumpkin carving! I melted some of the blue fondant and mixed it with just a tiny bit of water to make it just liquidy enough to be able to paint it on using a brush. The holes i poked ended up picking up more of the color, but after a 2nd and 3rd go-over, the text looks pretty even throughout...
It was my first time using Duff brand fondant, which I found out is Fondarific re-branded (hmmmm...). It is SUPER SOFT. Like the article said, not so great for accents, but thankfully worked out for what i needed it for. And finished the turquoise pieces with some luster dust in vodka.
I also make some lemon cake pops for her event. I baked one too many cakes for the number of cake pops she ordered, so with the left over cake and left over fondant, I made dumplings! *more on those later! ;)*
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa 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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