May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Kate!

Kate's mother emailed me last minute to make her daughter an Elmo birthday cake for her second birthday. This was an easy enough request, but I warned her that I had never done a figurine before. Considering it was for a two year old, she was not overly concerned. Anything red and remotely close to Elmo would be fine for Kate:)

Anyways, I gave it a shot and tried to create Elmo...and this was the final product..

Kind of looks like him, right?

The rest of the cake was simple. Two tiers, primary colors, nothing too fancy. To add a bit more "Sesame Street" A request was made for a name sign...

And of course, the final result

I am going to work on more figurines...

May 25, 2011


A friend of mine had a simple request for her birthday.... Could I make her a German Chocolate cake. She sent me a link to the one she wanted and asked if it was something I could do.
I took a look and found it to be quite simple enough to do, and since I was always up to trying new recipes, I decided to give it a shot.

Now I ended up making this a week before her birthday because I wanted to make sure it turned out ok before her big day. Needless to say, I was threatening to hold the cakes ransom because they were absolutely out of this world Crazy-good!

The recipe came from Here. The hardest part was finding "German Chocolate" or otherwise known as Sweetened Chocolate. (I had no idea chocolate could be sweetened!!) Once we found that. it was smooth sailing.
Now this cake is definitely not for the weak, not for the diet crazy, and certainly not for anyone who is "Meh" about coconut or pecans. You MUST be a coconut/pecan lover in order to enjoy this cake in its entirety.

Because the birthday girl was only celebrating with her husband, she did not want a large cake that would stare at her for the next several days, and therefore end up sacrificing it to the garbage, so I decided to create her a small 6 inch cake for the big day, and then 6 "mini" cakes that she could freeze and bring out for whenever she needed a pick-me-up (or when one of her kids were driving her to drink)
And of course, because I had made a batch up beforehand, I myself ended up with a 6 inch cake and 6 mini cakes to deal with. (And unfortunately I am still trying to lose the baby weight!) Thank god for good friends and family who jumped on that bullet for me and came to the rescue!

So of course... the final results... Go ahead and drool.. I know you are!!

And the original blogger said it best.. I dare you not to touch the filling with a spoon!!

Happy Birthday Cass!

Cake Pops.. Something different

So like many people out there, I seemed to have jumped on the Cake pop bandwagon for a little bit. Partly because I was bored and looking for something new to do with cake, and partly because Wilton is going to be offering a project class in the summer on Cake Pops, so I need to familiarize myself with them so I can teach it:)
For those who had never heard or seen these things, it is basically a small bite of cake...usually on a stick, hence the name Cake Pop. 

So for fun, I bought Bakerella's book "Cake Pops" and had some fun exploring it.
So here was one of my final results

And a close up of one of the delicious pieces...

Not bad for a first attempt eh?
Cute if I do say so myself!

I gotta say, I am looking forward to getting more information on the Wilton Project class so I can teach how to do these things. I love them!!