Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thomas the Train Cake

I had the pleasure of making a Thomas the Train birthday cake for a friend's son this week and he loved it! When they originally ordered the cake they had a very specific list of things that he wanted on his birthday cake. I thought it was so cute! He specifically requested a train, train tracks, a big rainbow, trees, clouds, etc. etc. haha! Pretty decisive little dude, huh? Anyway, he basically made my job easy. 

My son is also in love with Thomas, so it made this project extra fun for me! My little guy was right there next to me, watching every detail being cut out and added and giving his advice/opinion throughout the whole process. It was really cute! He felt like he had made the cake by the end.

The 9 inch round is rainbow cake (each of the 6 layers is a different color) with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling. The tunnel is a 6 inch chocolate cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling. I made homemade fondant to cover the cakes and to make all the trees, grass, railroad signs, train tracks, rocks, clouds, etc. The rainbow and the Thomas figurine are made out of gum paste because it dries a little faster and harder. Everything on the cake is 100% edible and delicious.

Daniel Tiger Birthday Cake

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bicycle and Arrows Cake

I was so excited when I was asked to design and make a cake for the Young Women at my church! The Young Women's program had a "New Beginnings" night where they welcome in all the girls who are turning 12 and about to join Young Women. Their theme was "Press Forward with Steadfastness in Christ" and they wanted to focus on bikes and arrows in the decor. 

This cake was SO much fun to design and make. The top tier is lemon cake with cardamom swiss meringue buttercream. It is covered in homemade mint fondant and I used white fondant to make the mountain ranges. 

The bottom tier is chocolate cake with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream. I covered it in coral fondant and I also used fondant to make the colored arrows. I used edible gold luster dust to paint and accent some arrows. 

The bike is made of candy melts. I made the wheels, bike seat and pedal out of fondant that I colored black. Then I piped yellow and white candy melts to make the rest of the bike. I stuck it in the freezer to harden before lifting it off the wax paper. 

Darth Vader Cake

I had the chance to make a birthday cake for a little boy from my church. He turned 10 and his only request was that it be a Darth Vader cake! Pretty easy to please, right? I was excited to try out my new edible luster dust. I used silver to paint the Vader mask and I also dusted all the planets with bronze, gold, white, etc. The cake definitely wasn't perfect in the end. I made a lot of mistakes. But, I am getting better each time and I am learning SO much. Hopefully 100 or so cakes from now I will be a little happier with my end product. :)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Disney/Pixar Cars Cake

Last week I made this "Cars" cake for my friend's son who turned two! He loved it! It was a 6 inch chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and all the decorations were edible including the Lightning McQueen, the Cactus plants, etc.