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• CLONE TROOPERS & GOLF BAGS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake #1 – 10.11.08

The first of two cakes this weekend was for a friend’s son. I recently did the Halloween invitations for her and now it was time for the cake. She wanted a marble cake to feed around 30. Her son, Hayden, wanted a cake in the shape of a head of a Clone Trooper from Star Wars, as shown below, so a Clone Trooper he got.

I began with a 11×15 sheet cake and carved out the silhouette of the head. I then carved into the cake around the cheek regions so that it had a 3D appearance. I applied a thick layer of buttercream and began to smooth out the surface. I was then able to press the buttercream into the carved pieces and form smooth angles. I mixed up some black and gray buttercream and piped in the design on the helmet. Lastly I wrote his name and his age of “6” to personalize the Clone Trooper Helmet. After 5 hours baking/decorating, it was complete.

To match her invitations and decorations she had for the party, I made up a dozen strawberry cupcakes tinted orange to surprise her with. Thanks, Rebecca for the opportunity to use multiple creative skills on the invitations and cake. I hope Hayden has a wonderful birthday! God Bless.

 

Cake #2 – 10.11.08

I received a phone call from one of my long lost best friends. She was throwing a bridal shower for a friend that she attends church with. She wanted the cake to feed around 20 and gave me the following things to go on: feminine, golf, pink, beige/brown, beach. This young lady is said to be an amazing golfer. She is getting married on a beach with the color scheme of the wedding being beige and brown. We thought we’d work some pink into the design to give it a feminine appearance. I did a strawberry cake to add to the feminine touch and because it taste just like candy.

I began with a 11×15 sheet cake. I carved out the shape of a golf bag with two side pockets. I then baked a 8″ round cake and cut it in half, using each piece as a front pocket of the bag. I covered the cake with a layer of buttercream and placed the two front pockets on top and finished with another layer of buttercream to attach the pieces. I then made up a batch of homemade marshmallow fondant and tinted half of it beige to drape over the bag. I then mixed up some pink, pressed a quilted pattern into the fondant and placed as a accent on the pockets. I used what was left of the beige fondant and tinted it brown. I attached a strip on top and bottom of the bag, along with all of the trim down the front.

I was then ready for golf tees, golf balls, towel, flowers and golf clubs. I began with pink and white fondant to sculpt the golf tees. I then cut out little flowers using the same pink. After curling them in the palm of my hand, I let them dry while I began on the golf balls. I rolled up a ball of white fondant and used the end of a paintbrush to press the little holes into the sides. I used a rectangular piece of white fondant and draped it over the golf bag as a towel hanging out of the top. Finally, I hand sculpted the golf clubs and painted with vodka and silver luster dust. And it was ready to be put together. I began by piping little white pearls on the corners of the quilted pattern of the pink pockets. I came back with the little pink flowers and placed them around the bag with a small buttercream pearl in the middle of each. I then crushed up Graham Crackers to be used as sand for her beach theme or as a sand trap and spread it around the bag. I used white buttercream to pipe “Congrats Lindsey” and green buttercream to pipe grass around the edges and finally placed the golf balls, tees and clubs. It was complete after 6 hours baking/decorating.

 

Thanks, Meagan, for this cake challenge. I love you to death and am so happy to help in anyway I can. God Bless You in all you do.

• PINK TIERS AND BASEBALL BATS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake #1 – 09.20.08

I double-booked myself this weekend, but I was really excited about both cakes. One I had done something similar before, and the other was a very new idea, but challenging and fun.

I received a phone call for a thirteenth birthday cake. She liked the cake I did before with polka dots and stripes, so we went along the same lines with a 13 on top for her daughter. We went with a cherry cake with buttercream icing layered in marshmallow fondant.
I covered the bottom tier in light pink fondant and cut out white and black circles and placed around the cake. After the two cakes were stacked, we rolled little balls of fondant to be placed around the cake. I cut small and medium size pink flowers and bent them around my finger so they would pop off of the cake instead of being flat. I placed the small flowers between the stripes and the larger flowers on the very top of the cake and on the bottom tier. The 13 on top was cut from white sparkly paper and inserted into the middle of the cake. After 6 hours baking/decorating, the cake was complete. Thank you so much, Pam, for the opportunity and wonderful words we shared, and I hope McKenzie has an amazing 13th birthday. God Bless.

Cake #2 – 09.20.08

The second cake was for my dentist’s son, which so happens to be the grandson of my Murray cake lover I’ve mentioned before. They are very faithful in cake ordering and I appreciate all the ideas and fun projects they have me do. Anyway, he was having a baseball themed part for his first birthday. The wanted a baseball smash cake for Jackson and another cake to feed around 50 for the guests. So we went with two dozen baseball cupcakes and a bat to feed 25-30 people.

I began with the smash cake. It was chocolate with buttercream. I baked the cake in two small round bowls. After layer buttercream in between the layers, I covered the entire ball in buttercream and added the red stitches. I piped grass around the ball, and it was complete.

Next was the cupcakes. I baked two dozen french vanilla cupcakes and piped them all with grass. My mother and I rolled up little white balls of fondant and placed them on top of the grass. I came back with red buttercream and piped the stitching.

Finally, it was time for the bat. I began by baking a 11×15 chocolate sheet cake. I cut the cake in two giving me 2 – 5.5″x15 pieces. I placed one piece in from of the other to replicate a 30″ bat. I placed the outline of the bat on top and used a sererrated knife to cut away the excess cake. I then angled the bat to be thicker at the end of the bat and thinner at the handle. I went along the sides and carved away the sharp edges to give them a nice smooth rounded appearance. Finally, I layered hot fudge chocolate buttercream on top and was ready for fondant. I mixed brown coloring in with the white fondant, but didn’t mix it completely so that when I rolled it out, it would have a marbelized look for wood grain. I draped it over the cake and added white strips of fondant to the handle for the look of tape. I then rolled up a large piece of fondant, piped stitches and placed it by the bat. I came back with grass and piped all the way around the bat and ball. Finally, I piped his name in black buttercream on top of the bat. After 8 hours of baking/decorating the smash cake, cupcakes, and baseball bat cake were complete.  Thank you so much for the opportunity, Robbie and Mary. I hope Jackson loves his ball and has a wonderful first birthday. God Bless you all.