The cake and little lamb fondant topper was easy enough to make, I even had an egg shaped cake pan! A spin on the cake stand and a spray of gold completed the cake.
It was the cookies that gave me a headache! I couldn't get the right vodka to gold luster dust ratio, so it was either too liquid-y which started to dissolve the royal icing, or not enough, and it got clumpy. In the end, I had to remember "it's just cookies" and everything turned out alright. :)
Ele-FUN-FUN-FUN... she is so cute!!! This is the first time I made a fondant animal, and it was actually pretty do-able. I made a time-lapse video, but the angle is not so great. I'll post it anyway, once I can get it off my phone... somehow. It is such a darling cake, with the punches of dark pink flowers on a light dusty rose pink ruffle buttercream over a strawberry cake, and a sweet blushing baby elephant, sitting right on top. I hope you like it as much as I do!
APRIL 21, 2015 UPDATE: Here is the video as promised! :) The angle is not so great, but you get the idea.
MUSIC: Saint-Saëns: Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix - Instrumental Version
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!
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!
It's never a good idea for me to free hand Hello Kitty. I'm sure there are some other people that can do it, but I, for one, cannot do it for the life of me. She always looks warped, or the eyes and nose are in the wrong place and it ends up just looking blah...
So for this order for Hello Kitty Baby Shower Favors, I ended up printing out a template, cutting it out, and airbrushing around it, to get the shape of the head. Then I outlined them with black, and filled them in with white. I made the bows previously, so i can place them on top of the white icing before it had a chance to dry -- once dried, it sticks! After the whole cookie dried for a day, I went in and drew in the eyes, nose and whiskers with black icing. I used the template again to make sure everything was spaced correctly!
Oh my goodness gracious. I got a last minute order this week. HARRY POTTER COOKIES for an 8th birthday party! If you didn't know, I love the Wizarding World. I even made wands, and even one that I could use on my iPad and pretend that it was really magic. I know, NERDTASTIC, right?!? So, needless to say, even though it was très last minute, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. The birthday girl was dressing up as Hermoine for her birthday, and so the cookies are naturally red and gold for Gryffindor. (I'm in Hufflepuff, yellow and black - go Badgers!)
So, enjoy, and check out the cookie set below, and then my assortment of wands, and other Harry Potter nerd stuff (as if you needed more proof). I hope they send some photos of the party I can share with you all!
NERD ALERT! Here are the wands I've made. Let me know if you want your own unique wand! Click on them to see the type of wood and core (disclaimer: the type of wand and cores are entirely made up!)
Now more nerdiness abounds, here is the beginning of my Pottermore.com adventures! Find me, I'm MarauderEye11900.
Happy 9th Birthday A!
I received this order from my neighbor, Rachel. It was the easiest delivery ever - walked across the street and knocked on the door. The hardest part was the car that drove past as I was trying to cross the street, though I did have visions of somehow tripping on the stairs and falling and the cake splattering to pieces on my driveway.
In her order, Rachel said she wanted an owl cake, but a very specific type of owl for her daughter's 9th birthday cake. In my mind, I said, "uh oh." Not because I thought she was going to be hard to work with, or she was going to give me hard time. I was getting nervous that her "specific type of owl" was a specific species of owl, like a Canadian Tawny, or an Alaskan Brown Snowy Owl (I just made those up, since everything I know about owls come from watching and reading Harry Potter).
I can understand how children at that age can get stuck on a "thing," so truthfully, I was nervous! But then Rachel texted me photos of these awesome cutie pies! I was quite relieved, "I can TOTALLY do that!" The design was originally going to be a buttercream transfer, but then I thought it would be way better suited to a fondant design. So I ended up with a buttercream frosting with fondant design. She is totally cute!
Used my ribbon cutter to make the stripes and placed it on the cake. measured one inch from the circumference, and cut the ribbons, for a nice open surface for our little friend. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
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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