Wednesday, May 8, 2013
My son is completely addicted to this game, in fact he is waiting impatiently for me to finish blogging so he can get back onto the computer and start up his minecraft again. :)
This cake was relatively easy to make, I think the next minecraft one (which my son already ordered for HIS birthday) will have smaller squares and different levels. With cake orders, you are kinda limited to how big the cake can be, depending on how many servings the client wants, and that's how I charge them $$, so I was limited on size for this one. But my son gets cakes for free so he is probably designing a complete town that will take me three years to build. We will have to come to some sort of a compromise with that one. :)
I used a few little party lights to act as spotlights against the little broadway posters. It was really cool and she loved it!
Happy Birthday Tracie!
When I delivered the cake I saw a wall of pictures in the house of her son, and she kept talking about how proud she was of him, and how she knew he was going to take on such a selfless position when he got older. It just left a lump in my throat thinking about how she must feel giving her son to our country, sacrificing that much for our freedom. I thanked her over and over, and gave her a big hug.
Happy Birthday Jim!!
The owner of Psycho Donuts, who I have been working alongside to create a few cakes with, decided to throw his wonderful wife a surprise birthday party! And of course I was very excited to create this for her. He wanted me to write "Happy Birthday You Old Lady" in Chinese on the cake (he is a very funny guy) so after a bunch of googling and practice the banner was made.
She was so surprised it was a perfect party and tons of fun. And she said she still has the banner in the freezer too!! haha
Happy Birthday Meilan!! :)
I put the baby boy hello kitty, which was made out of rice krispie treats, in a wagon, and put him in a little blue onesie and left off the bow. I also incorporated Badtz Maru, he is a cool character and I think he looks so cute on the onesie cookes too!! Oh and I made those cake balls too, her favorite!
Congratulations Sarah and John!!! Love you guys so much! And I love my nephew too! xoxo
All of the piping was done with black royal icing, and the little sparkles are all crystals that I applied using a tiny little set of needle nose tweezers, but the coolest part was that I found some blinking party lights and stuck them on top, and on the front of the cake, so it was blinking and lighting up like a real slot machine!!
Oh, and the client drove this cake 4 hours away, and sent me a confirmation pic showing that it made it all the way!! Gotta love that!!
For Kayleigh's cake, I wanted to incorporate real Willy Wonka candy, so I took the kids to the candy store and we explored all of the treats in there for a good hour, and came up with a bunch of colorful little candies that I used for the decorations. You can't really tell because my photographic skills are very poor, but her name is really glittery, and really stood out above all of the decorations and candies.
Congratulations Kayleigh! :)
Hi again, sorry I haven't posted in ages. It is so easy to snap a quick picture on my smartphone, then with a few finger taps, upload onto facebook and then forget about it. But then I realized that not everyone can see my pictures, and perhaps not all of my fb friends want to read a long story about how each cake came about, etc. etc. so I have been missing my blog.
Heres a cake I made for my bff's son's birthday. My little Logie Bear (Logan) has been growing up right before my eyes, I remember when he was just a little bean on my couch, all wrapped up in a little blankie. Now he's a little baseball star, who turned 9!! And in no time he will have grown much taller than me and stuff.
The theme of his party, obviously, was Star Wars! And I packed this cake into my trunk and drove 2 and a half hours away to the party! Thankfully, since it was a relatively flat design the cake was totally fine.
I made this cake with a 12 inch round and a 10 inch square, and after trimming the square and setting the pieces in the right places, I frosted and fondant-ed the cake. The designs were all piped using royal icing that I tinted a darker gray color. And the piping was actually really, really easy.
One other thing I would love to point out is the cake board. It is covered in a dark blue fondant, and I was excited to use a new white powdered food paint I just bought, so I went to town with a sort of splatter art kinda technique and made a few of those star thingees too. So much fun!!!
Happy Birthday Logie Bear!! Love you soooooo much !!! xoxoxoxo