Sunday, May 23, 2010

Treasure Island Birthday Cake

This cake was over the top fantastic. It was quite a project. You can see the dry ice "smoke" coming out the top of the volcano. The palm trees were made of chocolate and gum paste and the dinosaur, dragon, and alligator were made out of modeling chocolate, covered with fondant and then airbrushed.


Originally uploaded by Designer Cakes By April
This is only the 3rd time I have ever modeled anything in my life and I think it turned out okay. I keep finding these hidden gifts and talents that I didn't know I had. It's crazy! I have been very blessed as I continue to use my talents.

Love Damask and Stripes

I love the combination of the damask and stripes on this one and especially with the green. The horizontal stripes are so much easier on a square cake than on round we found out. Still not the easiest thing to make look good but way easier than round. :o)

Cherry Blossoms w/ the pet

The bride and groom requested this cake because they loved the cherry blossom cake and then saw on "Ace of Cakes" where there was a dog taking a bite out of the wedding cake. So... I took some photos of their husky dog and made a little model of her taking a bite out of the corner. I didn't take out too much because I couldn't bare marring the cake more than absolutely necessary. Believe it or not I've never really considered myself to be a sculptor and this in only the second time I've done it but it was like 10 times better than the first time. I even shocked myself how much it really looked like their dog!!!

Damask and Quilting

This is a remake of a similar cake I did last November. Cute with the pink flowers and feathers. :o)

Remake of Blue Vintage Cake

I had a ball making this cake the first time in blue and had just as grand a time making it a second time in green. I really liked the green. It leant an elegance to the cake that went well with the vintage theme of the wedding.

Ivory and Lavender

This cake was originally supposed to be smaller but they wanted it big so we put a styrofoam bottom on and made the rest cake. The middle tier was purple velvet but since it was dark outside everyone thought it was just chocolate. It really was purple. I didn't realize that a little bit of food coloring goes a long way!