Wedding & Bridal

Bridal Shower Cookies

Long time no post!  We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel here so I haven’t been doing many cakes lately.  Mostly because so much of my stuff is packed or hard to find.  I do have great work area though thanks to a temporary kitchen setup.  Here are some cookies I did that were for a bridal shower. 70 cookies total… This was my first time playing with the tiered cake cookie cutter despite having it since last summer.  So much fun!  I can’t wait to do more designs with it.

I love teal

For some reason this color just makes me smile.  Maybe its the fresh cleanness of its color or how vibrant it is.  But I love it.  This cake has no purpose.  In fact it will likely just end up in the garbage (please don’t *gasp* yet).  The top is actually a fake cake (styrofoam) that I covered for my students in class on Tuesday.  Since no cake goes undecorated I was pondering what to do with it.  I decided to make use of some other bad cake and make it a big one.  The base of this cake is real cake – 10″ of overcooked, kind of burnt cake ickyness!  I had a little timer incident last week which resulted in burning 4 cakes 🙁  Bummer…but of course they won’t go wasted. 😉  Meaning they WILL get decorated!

So I made up more teal fondant and here you have it.  Also as part of my goal in doing the cake I wanted to use up some extra icing in my fridge.  I had about 10-12 different tupperwares full of icing in there…all different colors.  It was starting to make me crazy.  So I pulled some out and just slapped them on this cake and iced.  I used yellow green and blue.  The effect was quite neat and you can see a pic of the base iced cake below the finished cake pics in this post.  I want to try this with a full coat of icing on a cake sometime.

Anyway…enough talk – here’s the cake 🙂

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Check out that marbling…this is what happens when you just throw 3 colors of icing on the cake and smooth it out. You can see my teal fondant anxiously awaiting. Almost matches my lovely rolling pin (I LOVE MY ROLLING PIN!!!!) in the background 🙂

Spring Flowers

If this doesn’t say spring I don’t know what does!  This cake is a shameless knockoff of a cake done by Whimsical Bakehouse.  They rock…seriously.  I hope I did it justice…If you go to their site you can see their version on the gallery page…its the 7th pic I think.  This cake is all buttercream icing.  And other than piping all the lilacs it went pretty fast.  Happy Spring! 🙂

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Anniversary Cake

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 🙂

Purple and Pearls

This cake was inspired by one in the book called Party Cakes.  I loved the look of the pearls.  I iced this one for my course 1 class and the purple turned out…well a little more vibrant than I orginally planned 🙂  But I went with it and piped on some pearls and added some roses.  It is all buttercream icing. The first picture most accurately reflects the hue of the icing.