While polka dots don’t make it into the clothes I wear, I just love them for cakes! They are so festive and fun! This time I decided to do an ombre gradient of color using 3 different shades of each color. The star on top is also a gradient (which you can see in the 2nd picture below). This cake is an 8″ & 10″.
This cake is headed to my husband’s work for the December birthdays. I wanted something quick to throw together as my weeks lately have been a little crazy! I cut out the fondant/gumpaste blend pine trees the day before and then I was able to assemble this cake (with making icing) in just over an hour. The rest of the icing is buttercream, and I used some white cake sparkles to make the tops “snow like”.
This was November’s work cake for my husband. 8″/10″ cake with buttercream icing and fondant leaves. The flower is gumpaste.
Last month my niece turned 4! She loves Tinkerbell, so I got to make her a fairy-perfect cake. This cake is an 8″ & 10″. The Tinkerbell on top is a toy.
A friend asked if I could make a cake with a big softball for her daughter’s birthday – of course! The ball for this cake was made with the Wilton ball pan. The base is a 10″ square.
I had seen these cupcakes done before online, but hadn’t had a chance to try them until a friend asked me to make them for her son’s birthday. They sure were fun to make, and from what I heard, fun to eat as well. They are yellow cupcakes with a brownie “burger” and icing for condiments.
Well with this October cake, Fall is officially here! I have to give credit where credit is due for the inspiration for this cake – one of my favorite magazines – Food Network. They featured this awesome cake in their most recent issue of the magazine, but you can see the instructions online on their website. While I didn’t follow their cake/icing suggestions, I did follow their basic construction directions and had great success. I would rate this as a pretty easy project, provided you have played around a little with making a cake before. Overall I found it went together pretty fast – I spent much of my time waiting for the freezer parts for it to firm up. But I kept busy during that time by baking some spice cake cupcakes and whipping up some cream cheese icing for those. I’d say that’s a good use of free time!
I lack 9″ pans so I used four 8″ round cakes for this. The caramel square amount is very accurate. This was certainly a fun cake to make.
I don’t know how many of you are addicted to this “sweet” game, but I do love it! Though I have been FOREVER stuck now on level 208!
My husband saw a pic of a Candy Crush game online and suggested I do one for the work cake this month….and here it is! This is a 2 layer, 9×13 cake ~ and a few extra cupcakes.
Its hard not to like the Despicable Me movies – and especially those hilarious (and sometimes inappropriate) minions! It was sure fun to make up these little faces for my friend’s daughters. The faces are made of a fondant/gumpaste blend.