Oh, my little Monkey! This little man turned one! I can't believe it's been a year now. My sister wanted a bubbles theme, so it was a chance to try out a new skill. I made gelatin bubbles that could be placed on top of the cake.
The first batch I made had too much coloring in it, and didn't look enough like bubbles. I still ended up using them to top off the cupcakes that I made (even though I don't make cupcakes, but for my nephew, I'll do anything!) The second batch had just the right amount of coloring, but I forgot to oil the balloons before dipping them in the gelatin, so getting the balloon out was a little harder than the first round. Check out the video from the first round of bubbles below.
It was the biggest mess I ever made in my kitchen, but the product that came out was just absolutely beautiful! Monkey ended up playing with the bubbles more than he did smashing his cake!
I was so happy to be able to do this cake for my friend's mom's 70th birthday. I love when someone takes time to celebrate themselves - well deserved! Happy Birthday Tita!
This was the first time I ever made Minnie Ears (or Mickey Ears) and the first time I ever made a fondant bow! All these years, and you'd think a bow would come up fairly regularly, right? Not for me - this was the first time I had to make a bow. And not just ANY bow, MINNIE'S BOW - which has a little more plump to it than a normal bow! I hope it did it justice :)
I did the best I could using the proper font for the words on the cake - I ended up free handing it onto the cake. That's always the most nerve wracking!
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. :)
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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