Saturday, June 14, 2008
For top and bottom decoration I used a simple bead border in baby blue.
Baby booties for sweet little baby feet. Also done in buttercream, with little bows and ruffles. A very simple baby shower cake.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
A yummy, gummy shark border keeps little hands away! The kids were served a gummy shark with each piece, these were laid in place, not glued with frosting.
The palm trees are made of shaped fondant, with wire reinforcing. Green tinted white chocolate palm leaves are attached to fondant and wire bases. I mounded frosting around the base for added stability and sprayed it green for "bushes".
A friendly little shark patrols the river. A little far upstream aren't you? With crushed graham cracker sand, and piping gel tinted blue for water, this little stream is a yummy mouthful.
The treasure chest candle was found at a local party supply store.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
A "Funfetti Border", was a lot of fun to do.
To add color to the side, I added orange curliques with black dots. She loved the look of the cake.
This was a difficult cake to put together. The top layer of the cake had a cutout section, shaped like a jelly bean. I put the two layers together and poured almost set jello into the cutout. I piped little swimsuits onto teddy grahams, and used blue M&Ms for the border. The water slide is heated Airhead candy, shaped and positioned, with melted white chocolate to fill it. Blue sprinkles on top simulate water. The sand is graham cracker crumbs. This was a big hit, with children and parents alike.
Here, a detail shot of the roses and star flowers. I used two sizes of roses, a full size rose for the center, and the outlying roses have one less row of petals.
The border is a simple shell border. To bring out the main golden yellow color, I piped the star flowers on the shells.
I really liked the effect of the border of cornelli lace. It was a nice touch to formalize this simple cake, to fit the occasion.
The side is a basketweave effect. I finished it with a rope border on the bottom, and the flower border surrounds a simple font on the top. The flowers are royal icing, and were dried on flower formers for a more realistic curved look.
When doing tiers, pre-assemble the cake before delivering to make sure it all fits and the colums are positioned correctly. Then take it apart and transport with colums in place. You reassemble the cake at the event. So here are shots of the seperate tiers, the final cake, and the extra sheet cake.
I used white daisies, blue forget-me-nots, red primroses, and rusty chrysanthemums. Top and bottom borders are the shell borders, and I used a ruffled garland on the sides.