Monthly Archives: June 2011
It seems to me that I get a new wealth of knowledge everyday. Whatever the case, my cake decorating has allowed me to revisit the games and toys of an earlier time, that I have completely forgotten about and also to be brought up to date on the new toys and games, not only for kids but for adults, as well.
My granddaughter’s friend forwarded a picture to her asking if she thought I could make this cake. My granddaughter knows that I love challenges, and told her friend that yes, Granny can make that. In saying that, she emailed me the picture. It was a picture of what I referred to as the “ugly rabbit”. When I saw the picture, I emailed my granddaughter back and asked if this was the picture she meant to send me. I knew it was a rabbit but what was the significance behind it and why did she want that in a cake. In my opinion, it was just an unusual, ninja looking rabbit who was holding a toilet bowl plunger . Well, to save face about my ignorance, I did a little research on the internet to see what this rabbit was all about. To my surprise, it’s a Wii game called “Rayman Raving Rabbid” (spelled rabbid). Obviously, I had not heard of this game before. My customer’s friend loves to play this game and thought this would be a nice birthday cake. Now it all made sense.
I find that as a cake decorator, not only does it take time and patience to bake, fill, frost, fondant or sculpt a cake, but it takes quite a bit of time to do research, as well.
I thought I would put together a step-by-step tutorial showing the process, the tools I used for the structure and how I sculpted the rabbid. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I did creating the rabbid and seeing it come to life in cake.
This is the first time I have used this particular process in creating a structure for a 3-D cake. There are some things I would do a little differently, but all-in-all, I was pleased with the outcome.
Watch for the Tutorial coming soon.
Thanks for reading and Happy Sculpting!
Third cake for weekend of May 28th-29th. Christening cake for a beautiful little girl.
After seeing some pictures of cakes, the Mother chose this particular cake. The cake was inspired from a talented cake artist on the internet. I do not have the artist name, but thanks for your inspiration.
The cake was a lemon pound cake with buttercream filling and frosting and covered with MM fondant. Blanket is fondant, as well as the design on the cake (swirls, roses, and leaves). The baby, baby’s dress and rattle is made from gumpaste.
The pearls on the bottom of the cake is fondant (rolled individually and pearled by my daughter). The ruffle is fondant, as well.
Inscription is cut from gumpaste on cricut cake machine.
I’m not sure that mine compares to the original artist, but the Mother was very pleased with the cake and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?
The second cake for the weekend of May 28th-29th. Customer requested that this cake resemble the invites that were sent for the baby shower, which were to feed 50 people.
Colors were pastel blue, yellow, light lime green and white. The cake flavor is yellow with buttercream frosting covered with MMFondant. The stripes on the sleeves were cut and laid individually on top of the fondant (the white as well) so that each stripe would be level with the other.
The bear was printed on edible paper and hand-painted with edible food gels. The inscription was cut from fondant as well as the stripes.
I am of course late posting my cake pics. This is one of three (3) cakes that I made for the weekend of May 28th – 29th.
The customer chose a combination of cakes from the internet as her inspiration for the onesie. The cake is carrot with cream cheese filling and frosting. In order to get the frosting smooth, I used a crusting cream cheese, which works very well. The accents around the onesie is fondant, as well as the footprints and inscription.
I also made cake pops as a favor for each guest in vanilla and chocolate, wrapped individually, which I failed to take a picture of to post.