Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ay Caramba!

This cake was done for a couple who were being surprised by their families for a "family dinner" It was a mexican themed party and i was asked to do the cake as a Mexican theme as well. The cake is vanilla cake, filled with raspberry puree (again the raspberries from my garden) and then i added fresh raspberries (from the grocery store, i have none left :( ). The Icing is white chocolate buttercream and the recipe is from the Wilton Website.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

All Aboard!!!

I was asked to do my first Thomas the Train Cake. Now as a kid i didn't really watch Thomas the Train. I was born in the late 70's which means my cartoons consisted of Sesame Street and Flinestones. As i got older it was Inspector Gadgit, Rainbow Bright, The Smurfs and who could forget Jem and the Holograms. (I even owned one of the mistfits :))

This was my first real challenge of a cake! To replicate Thomas the Train. Boy was this a challenge but a fun challenge.

The cake is a lemon cake and the back end of the train is filled with raspberry puree (the raspberries came from my own garden) The cake was covered in vanilla buttercream and then in fondant. The face of Thomas the Train is made out of half fondant, half gumpaste. My co-worker who requested this cake found this awesome Tutorial on how to make the face.





Friday, August 13, 2010

My 100th Post!

Wahoo! I have finally made my 100th post. It has taken me over a year but i'm happy i'm still blogging and still enjoying the days when i get to bake. This past year has been an exciting year. I've had some challenging cakes that haven't turned out so well and then i've had the ones that have challenged me and have turned out beautifully!

This was my first summer learning what happens when you decorate a cake in a humid room. Fondant does not like humidity and fares badly when it's damp.
Another thing i've learned when it comes to creating and decorating cakes, it takes patience and time. Nothing can be done in a couple of hrs.

I don't think i could have done so well without the help of my husband. He is always there when i have a challenging cake and always willing to help out. (I think secretly he likes doing it) I also have to thank my bloggie friends and twitter friends who comment on my cakes and even encourage me to keep going. There are so many talented cake decorators out there and they are always willing to give advice when i need help.

I can only get better from here on in and each time i do a cake it only gets better. There is still a lot i can learn and i'm eager to learn it and use it in my future cakes.

So i look forward to my next year and more years to come of baking and creating beautiful creations!