Friday, March 26, 2010

It's a bird... it's a plane...

It's no secret that I'm a girly girl. I did not grow up with brothers and don't know much about little boys, so this cake was a bit of a challenge. It was for the son of a woman Adam works with, he was turning 6 and LOVES superheros. Superman is his favorite, so I had to give him a special place on the cake. I wanted to get him real action figures so that he could play with them after the cake was cut so there are plastic action figures along with the fondant decorations (city, street lights, action figure symbols, and wreckage around Superman's car) on this cake. The cake was chocolate fudge with butter cream icing. I never realized how difficult it is to get those little figures to stand up! I ended up having to wire each one to a dowel rod and stick it into the cake. I better get used to this if we ever have a little boy.

C'est La Vie

This cake was for a girl who was turning 15 and loved Paris and pink. Just so happens, I speak French and also like Paris and pink. The cake was white with almond butter cream icing and the decorations are all edible (minus the wires for the flowers). The stem of the flower says, he loves me...he loves me not... (hence the petals) and the ribbon around the middle of the cakes says, that's life...and life is beautiful.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just for fun...

It's no secret that I love to bake and love to decorate cakes. My love for the art of food started as a little child when I used to use the kitchen table, graham crackers, and my hands as canvasses for frosting (after my mom finished cakes). We used to get up on chairs and be allowed to add ingredients to the bowl of whatever yummy thing my mom was making, and I love, love, love the smell of cooking goodness at my Grandma Boge's house. It's no wonder I love to make food fun with kids.

One of my good friends (Cara) from church recently had a beautiful baby boy (Seth). I went to visit and make some cupcakes with Joy, so that she could have some food fun with cupcakes. We frosted them and added words and sprinkles. I forgot how much fun just throwing sprinkles on cupcakes could be, but as I watched her face, it put a smile on mine.

No, this isn't for my portfolio, I won't charge a pretty penny for them, and probably couldn't recreate them if I tried, but Joy, Cara, Phoebe, and I had fun!

Her face proved it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Madness

This cake was for my brother-in-law's basketball team. They won district, bi-district, area, and regional quarter-finals. This cakes was for them after their Regional semi-finals game (whether they won or not) to celebrate their great season! It was a white cake with butter cream icing and fondant decorations. For some reason the pictures make it look blue, but I guarantee it is very purple. Go Wildcats!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

John Deere Green

This was a cake for my niece's 2nd birthday. My dad works for John Deere, so we are all pretty loyal, even with birthday cakes. I think this was chocolate with butter cream icing and a pink seat, just for her.