Sunday, February 21, 2010

Green Dots & Bows

Posted by Jennifer at 12:06 PM 3 comments

This is a four tiered wedding cake accented with green and black. The green turned out to be darker than I had anticipated but the men in my home say this is one of their favorites. Everything on the cake is made out of homemade marshmallow fondant and the green accents are hand painted with green food coloring to get it a better shade of green (yet not exactly what I was looking for). This cake is modeled after a beautiful cake I saw on Cake Central and hope I did that person proud. It was actually very simple to make, it's a lot of dots and circles along with three small bows, but it took quite a bit of time to get the dots perfectly aligned. I was practicing with these colors because I have a few upcoming wedding cakes with green and black accents... exciting! Oh, and in case it's unclear, the bottom is the cake base that makes it look like the cake has a little character... I like that :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's HERE!!!

Posted by Jennifer at 11:29 PM 0 comments
I'm so excited to finally announce that I've created (painstakingly, hours upon hours, yelling, screaming, calling tech support, late nights, etc.)! Finally! Please check it out and let me know what you think... :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Topsy Turvy Flowers and Duckys

Posted by Jennifer at 7:10 PM 2 comments

My apprentice, Alex, needed a cake for her sister's homecoming party and she's always wanted to make a topsy turvy cake. This was the perfect opportunity! She wanted to personalize this cake to her sister's likings and so the top tier has hand painted gerber daisies, the middle tier has doormats (because her sister collects photos of doormats and we specifically modeled these doormats after the ones her sister took pictures of), and the bottom tier has rubber duckys swimming in bubbles. The cake weighed 20 pounds and took hours upon hours to complete. The top tier was a Ruby Red Velvet cake, the middle tier was Chocolaty Chocolate Cake and the bottom tier was a Rainbow Bright Cake (with each layer of cake colored to match the design of the cake, so blue, pink, and yellow layers of cake with buttercream). Here's another view so you can see some more of the doormats.
Now for a little more detail. The gerber daisies were made by using a flower cookie cutter and simply layering two flowers on top of each other to give it some depth. The doormats were really fun because Alex spent a ton of time really getting the details right. They look identical to the ones in the pictures. Essentially, it was like using food coloring as water color painting. Took a while but was totally worth it. Lastly, the duckys were shaped by hand to look like rubber duckys. This is where it takes me back to being a kid and playing with play-doh. I use homemade marshmallow fondant for my cakes and it was really fun to mold that fondant into ducks. The beaks were then painted orange, we put little eyes on them and Alex painted cute eyelashes on them. In total, the cake was really a great reflection of Alex's sister and I hear the cake was a huge success at the party. Great job once again, Alex! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dave Matthew's Dancing Nancy Valentine

Posted by Jennifer at 2:48 PM 3 comments

Bill wanted a unique Valentine's Day cake and thought that Dancing Nancy would be a good way to personalize this holiday for his wife. When he started describing what he wanted, I finally had to ask, "Is this a Valentine's Day cake...?" :) He wanted the Dave Matthews Dancing Nancy on top and DMB on it (Dave Matthews Band). I added in a few roses and hearts and Bill was pretty happy with the end result.

This was my first attempt at a cake that's shaped this way (Ah! I don't know what it's called!). It's wider on the top and tapers in on the bottom. It's amazing what an electric turkey carver can do in the right hands. haha. All of the decorations are made out of marshmallow fondant, including the roses. I modeled the hearts after a cake I saw on Cake Central (I apologize for not getting your name). I cut red fondant into tiny strips and then rolled the ends inward. After letting them dry for a bit, they were nice and east to put on the cake. The letters and the Dancing Nancy are painted with silver shimmer dust to make it shine just a little more. It was red velvet cake to match the holiday layered with buttercream. Happy Chocolate Eating Day everyone!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Silver Dots & Bows

Posted by Jennifer at 7:52 PM 2 comments

I love silver in general so I definitely love silver on cake. It's more time consuming than people probably think because fondant doesn't come in silver... instead we have to paint on edible silver "paint" essentially. It's a four tiered cake covered in marshmallow fondant. The dots are a mixture of black and white dragees (they're basically fancy versions of tiny and shiny jaw breakers) and dots of fondant that are painted silver. The trim and bows were also painted silver (hopefully that's noticeable :) This cake is modeled after a beautiful cake from Pink Cake Box. They do amazing work there and so I've always wanted to recreate some of their cakes. I hope I did them justice!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Amazing Flavors!

Posted by Jennifer at 11:52 AM 1 comments
Hey all, I'm just writing because I'm so excited about these new flavors on my flavor list. Thanks to the brainstorming of my man-friend and best friend, Salt Cake City has more cake to offer :) Please let me know what you think!

* Almond Joy Cake: A light coconut cake layered with coconut cream filling, chocolate buttercream, and almond slices.
* Banana Cream Pie Cake: Vanilla cake layered with banana cream filling, banana slices, and crushed vanilla wafers.
* Chocolate Hazelnut Cake: Chocolate hazelnut cake layered with hazelnut cream filling and buttercream.
* Cinnamon & Sugar Cake: Light cinnamon cake layered with cinnamon buttercream.
* Coconut Cream Cake: Light coconut cake layered with coconut cream, coconut flakes, and buttercream.
* English Toffee Cake: Sweet yellow cake layered with Heath toffee bits and rich chocolate ganache.
* If You Like PiƱa Colada Cake: Pineapple cake layered with coconut cream filling and buttercream.
* Lemonberry Cake: Lemon cake with raspberry filling and raspberry buttercream.
* Old Fashioned PB & J Cake: Peanut butter flavored cake layered with strawberry filling and buttercream.
* Strawberry Lemonade Cake: Strawberry cake with a tart lemon filling and buttercream.
* Tuxedo Cake: Alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla cake with buttercream.
* White Chip Cake: Sweet yellow cake with white chocolate chips and layered with buttercream.
* White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake: Strawberry cake layered with white chocolate ganache

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