Red, White & Blue Ruffles

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Birthday, Holiday, My Cakes

This cake was inspired by a cake by Fondant Flinger that I found online.  Though hers was done with ruffled fondant layers.  I’ve seen this ruffled buttercream look all over the internet and I was intrigued by the look of it.  And its so easy to do!  I did a crumb coat on the cake with a regular, thick layer of icing on top.  Then I used a top 104, with the thin edge pointing out and I layered up a ruffle from bottom to top!  Its super easy – the main challenge was keeping my lines straight up and down.  I used a ruler and a level to mark my beginning lines and from there I would just take a step back every couple of ruffles to make sure I was on track.  I would suggest using a slightly bigger petal tip than 104 if you have one.  I had a 126 but I only had one of them and that would have been a pain with the alternating rows on top.  I didn’t want to try to fill in the rows later between another color.  So this just took longer.  But the effect is still awesome!  These cakes are an 8″ and 10″.  The ruffle “flower” circle on top was made with the same 104 tips.

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Something Different – Yellow!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Birthday, My Cakes, Wedding & Bridal

It occurred to me as I was going through the photos of today’s cake that I really don’t do much in yellow for cakes.  I can’t remember the last time (ever?) that I’ve done an all yellow cake like this.  I’m not sure why since I love this color and its so happy to look at.

Today’s cake was inspired by a cake similar in style that I ran across in a trade magazine.   This cake [for September b-days at my husband’s work] is made up of 8″ and 10″ round cakes, iced in buttercream, and accented with fondant flowers.  Real simple.  It went together so fast and I love that when that happens.

So enjoy this lingering glimpse of sunny, yellow summer.  Fall is moving in on us here – we have a frost warning for tonight! (boooooo!) 🙂

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Dance your birthday away

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009 in Birthday, My Cakes

Ballroom dancing anyone?  This is a 11×15 cake, all icing with some ballroom dancing design!  Simple and classy…black and white.

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Anniversary Cake

Posted by on Dec 15, 2008 in My Cakes, Wedding & Bridal

This cake was made as a replica of a wedding cake for a couple’s 40th Anniversary!  How exciting! 🙂  I was given a pic to go off of and did the best I could based on what I could make out on the pic.  So take a trip back to the late 60’s and check out this cake 🙂



The red white & blue!

Posted by on May 26, 2007 in Holiday, My Cakes

Cake for memorial day/me and hubby’s bday…

And this is before putting the star explosion in 🙂

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