Friday, August 26, 2011

A Personal Favorite

Red Velvet Cheesecake.
That's right, like red velvet cake...but a cheesecake.

It has many of the same weird ingredients that a red velvet cake has... and of course that beautiful red color! Then you make special cream cheese icing for the top. It is a very rich cake.

It's messy to cut, so usually I do it for the customer, but this was going to another cake lady, I knew she could handle it. :)

...Does Whatever a Spider Can...

How do you make a spider man cake without a spider man pan?!
And personally I'm not really into eating faces... lol

Spiderman scaled all they way to the top of this building to write a message for Kanny!

I love that scene in the first spider man where the poor window washer is scraping huge spiderwebs off a building. :)

Happy Birthday from Spidey!

It was especially fun to know that the web didn't have to be perfect, afterall, it's supposed to be spindly like a web right?! Good thing too, since it was about midnight when I got to those!

Lego Cheesecake?!

Our church pianist is awesome, he plays really well- all wearing a Lego Starwars watch.

For his birthday, he got a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

Then 3 white 6-bricks, 3 white 4-bricks, and 3 black 6-bricks made 3 Lego piano keys!

Tiers Without Tears

My first attempt at a tiered cake, for my cousin's 16th birthday.

Chocolate top tier, with Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing.
Yellow cake bottom tier, with Cream Cheese icing.
Marshmallow Fondant flowers.

Loved the "ruffle cake" concept on the top tier, gotta figure out how to finish the top better.
Here we left space for "1" and "6" candles.

Roses are fun to work on. Calla Lilies added to my "can make" list too!

As far as I know the cake didn't sag, I call that success!
Look forward to trying tiers again!

Blackberry Cake (Berries Not Included)

Cake was requested for the party of a Blackberry Support Technician, of course he needed a Blackberry cake!

Homemade Marshmallow Fondant tastes much better than the store bought kind, still not sure I want to cover an entire cake with it, but it was perfect for this keyboard.

All colored & lettered up, and sheen added to the roller ball.

Of course it needed a screen!

Ta-Dah! Blackberry cake!
(I should have leveled off the cake to eliminate the roundness, but I wanted as much cake as possible to be available for the office party)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sweet As Pie

A friend of mine recently got engaged to a great girl~ her friend hosted a surprise engagement shower for them, unfortunately I was out of town, but I did get to send goodies!

This new cake plate was a wedding gift {shout out!}, and is perfect for photographs.

I decided that just one type of pie would be boring, I had cherries in the fridge, fresh blueberries, and I keep chocolate pudding available at all times...those would be my pies.
I didn't want it to be like a box of chocolates, I wanted people to know what they were getting when they picked up their pie of choice, so they had to look different.

Blueberry (from Granny's blueberry grove), thatched crust design

Cherry (I don't have a fresh cherry supplier, yet), full crust design

Chocolate, with cool whip top

Ended up making about 5 dozen mini pies

Well, it was cheesy, but it was the concept. Sweetie "Pie"

Since I wouldn't be at the party, didn't want to burden anyone with remembering which ones where what, I made a "key." It was pretty fun to bust out the crayons for that one!

All packed up and ready to party!