Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dirt Bikes and Butterflies

Posted by Jennifer at 12:16 PM
It's been a while since I've been able to make a cake. School is consuming my life! Ahh! Almost done with the semester so I can focus on sweeter things in life. Anyway, this weekend, I was able to make two cakes. The first was quite a challenge to make. Sarah wanted to surprise her husband with a dirt bike cake since that's one of his hobbies. She supplied the mini-bike replica and I wanted to make her family in fondant form. Here is the finished product. Twas quite the challenge to get the track to read "30" and to have Sarah's husband standing up with the bike. It is a Turtle cake (chocolate cake with caramel and chopped pecans) covered in marshmallow fondant. Everything on the cake is edible and handmade, with the exception of the bike and the toothpicks holding up the signs. I hope you likey!

Here's a top view for you as well.

The second cake I made was for Sydney who is turning 11. Angela, her mom, wanted this cake to be "girlie" so I wanted to make an ode to the "Cakegirls." I was inspired by their design which was on a huge cake and just made it smaller for Sydney. The bottom is a rich chocolate cake with homemade chocolate buttercream and the top is a white chocolate chip cake with homemade buttercream. The butterflies were handmade and I actually piped the design on them, which was a first time for me (how I got this far without piping is still a mystery).


losie said...

you're amazing, bud!! at least this girlie thinks so!

Kelly on April 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM said...

Wow! great job! Clever making the track say 30! And the cake for Sydney was so pretty! You are one creative chick!

Bryan & Sarah on April 19, 2009 at 10:37 PM said...

Thanks again for my hubby's cake! It was a HUGE hit at his party and everyone loved it!

*Karleena* on April 20, 2009 at 12:07 AM said...

I happened across your craigslist ad and just wanted to tell you that your cakes are beautiful!! A friend of mine was questioning me about my cakes, since her roommate is getting married. I am located in Vegas, so I wasn't able to really help her...but suggested she look on craigslist. I wanted to see what results she might have, so I looked to! Your cakes are amazing!! Hopefully she requests more info from you because I think you'd do a great job!

Katie on April 23, 2009 at 3:37 PM said...

I'm just wondering what recipe you use for marshmallow fondant. When I've made it, it looks all oily. Any suggestions?

Love your cakes. They look awesome!

Susan on April 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM said...

Love this cake!


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