3D Cakes

A Charming Castle

Tonight my husband and 2 daughters are off to a father/daughter dance at the school.  This is their 3rd year going and they have such a great time.  It is run by their Girl Scout troops.  This year, their leaders asked me to make a center piece cake for the event.  The theme?  One Starry Knight…they wanted a sheet cake but a castle with pink and purple.  Fun!

This cake is a 2 layer 12×18 cake in buttercream icing.  I put a 6″ round cake on that and used some of Wilton’s castle set pieces to finish it off along with lots of small fondant flowers.  The walkway is fondant and made with a impression mat I have.  I hope all of the girls tonight love it!

And a few closeups…

Marimba!

This cake was made for my cousin at the request of his mom.  We all celebrated together at a family Christmas get together in December.  He plays a marimba and is very active in marching band.  So we decided to do a marimba shaped cake.  He also loves chocolate chip cookies so we made the “keys” out of the cookies!  The sticks are dowels with cake balls on the end, coated with white chocolate.  I started with 2 9×13 size cakes and cut them to the shape and stacked them.

Gimme Some Pumpkin Pie!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner…seriously…next week!  I can hardly believe it.  So in my theme for November’s work cake, I decided to use the instructions I found from one of my favorite cakers (Sharon @ SugarEd).  She had a great tutorial for making this pumpkin pie cake.  So I got out my airbrush and went to town!

The “pie” is pumpkin cake (based on her recipe) that I baked right in a pie tin.  I followed her instructions for the process of making the “crust” and airbrushing it.  I am pleased with the results.  The bottom cake is a 10″ cake to provide those extra servings we need.

Enjoy!  And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween!

This cake was for my husband to take to work this month.  I like to do something Halloween themed for their October meeting.  So this month – Frankenstein!  The cake is a 2 layer 9×13 cake with a 3 layer 6″ cake on top.  Everything is buttercream except for a few details.

A Castle for a Princess

As I started in on this cake yesterday it suddenly occurred to me that I was creating a castle cake on the same day as the royal wedding!  Go figure 🙂   This cake was made for a little princess turning 5.  It was a replica of the castle on the invite (see below).  This cake started out as a 12×18 sheet cake that I cut to size.  Then it is fondant covered.  The flags are made with a fondant/gumpaste blend to help them stay waving. 🙂

And here is the pic from the invite:

Halloween Candy Dish

This cake was for my husband’s office for their Oct birthday celebration.   The bottom cake is a 10″ round with buttercream.  On top of that is a chocolate  bowl that has cake inside of it.  The hand is made from rice krispie treats and covered in green chocolate.  Everything is edible except of course for the candy wrappers 🙂

Lego #1

This lego cake was made for a little guy turning 6.  They wanted a #6 from legos and also (to quote him)  “a structure” 🙂  So this is the result – all the blocks were put on individually and made of fondant.

Spiderman & Friends

This cake was done for twin boys who love Spiderman & Friends.  The main cake is a tiered 6″ square on a 8″ round.  The square cake made the clubhouse and is fondant covered.  The bottom layer has 3 characters (Spiderman, Iron Man and The Hulk) made out of royal icing.  The 2 individual cakes are 4″ cakes – one for each boy 🙂