April 1, 2012

Birthday Cake for Mac

So glad I was able to help McKenzie celebrate her 25th birthday. The cake was angel food with a strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries and vanilla frosting. I wanted to decorate it with a cute and girly theme just like her, and thought a good spring flare would be a great way to celebrate a spring birthday. We had a great time hanging out and I'm even more glad the cake held up even after Teagen pounded on it a few times. Luckily, I got a good picture before and that fondant is so sturdy ;)

March 28, 2012

Relief Society Birthday Party

Thanks goes out to Angie K. and Fargo 1st Ward RS for letting me have some cake fun. It has been too long and I am definitely rusty. After redoing the fondant twice and crying an hour before I needed to have the cake done, I finally rigged the above. Even though I was an emotional mess I somehow got it worked out and the cake turned out cute thanks to all of my covering up skills I guess :) I know the dots look a bit weird but they were absolutely necessary since I didn't have time to come up with any other cover up ideas. I ended up making a chocolate cake with a peanut butter & chocolate buttercream. It was yummy but rich so I could only have a little bit thank goodness.

December 15, 2011

No Cake For You

I am playing cake Nazi right now only because I have been making lots of other goodies that I'm not sure are really worth posting about.With all of our traveling planned for the holidays I have been trying to limit the baking.  I have been swamped!! I'm hoping to get a Christmas cake in soon... Sorry for the oh so exciting and inconsistent blog. Hopefully 2012 will bring more time for decorating!

October 8, 2011

A Monster For My Little Monster

Meet Eddy
I was wonderfully inspired by pinterest to do a monster themed b-day party for Teagen. He just turned two and what better month than October to bring out all of the monsters :) Teagen had fun helping me make his "pake" and I am incredibly excited he is getting older because we can do more fun things together. He liked rolling the fondant balls to make the nose and buttons. He also helped make the hair by scraping the fondant with a plastic knife. Unfortunately, monster Eddy lost his arms in a terrible accident. We tried to repair him but failed. I guess it's good he is a monster and can get away with the no hands look. I will definitely have to work on that one especially if I try to tackle something that actually has to have arms. :) Oh and I just love his oh so sexy big lips. I didn't do that on purpose but I love them!
The Inspiration

September 14, 2011

Forty Niner Fun

FYI: I love football and my husband LOVES football. Us Fords are huge 49er fans and luckily this year my hubby's birthday landed right on the season opener game day. I just had to make a 49er themed cake to celebrate.
Dustin claims this is my best cake so far. I like it but I have a feeling it scored more points because the design was more up his alley than my usual pink and bows. I was shocked at how long the logo took me. I had to redo it a few times because I kept getting the letters off. At first it was all fondant, then I used buttercream for the letters to make it more exact. By the time I got the logo finished I was pretty wore out, which is my excuse for the funky looking football. I guess from far away it looks fine but up close, not so good... I ran out of brown coloring and sure enough the fondant kept tearing. I tried to make it look more worn and used to make up for all of the flaws. I actually used Dustin's favorite Monster Cookies for the center. It was similar to using rice krispie treats but a little heavier. Looking at the picture now I should have put the Birthday on top with the Happy but oh well. Can't change it now ;)
He was quite thrilled that I made him pose with the cake.
All decked out