Customer requested this cake for a bridal shower. 1/4 — 2 layer plain pound sheet cake with buttercream filling and frosting covered with MM fondant. Rings are made from gumpaste and painted with edible gold. Rose is hand-molded from modeling chocolate.
Our Cake Tasting Event to benefit “Relay For Life” is almost upon us, another three (3) days to be exact. My sister, Ellen and I have so much to do. We each are baking 15 cakes. Oh, did I mention they are all made from scratch? Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting, Carrot/Pecan with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate with Chocolate Mocha Buttercream, Fresh Apple Bundt, Lemon Pound and Plain Pound.
Yesterday, I was up to my elbows making cream cheese frosting. After 6 lbs. of cream cheese, 3 cups of shortening, 15 lbs. powdered sugar, vanilla and salt, I ended up with approximately 25 lbs. of frosting. Then on to peeling and grating 5 lbs of carrots.
Last night and today, I was up to my elbows again making chocolate mocha buttercream, And after lots of buttercream, chocolate, and mocha, I ended up with approximately 25 lbs. of this frosting.
And the saga does not end here, I was crazy enough to take an order for 3 dozen cookies, decorated and packaged individually, of course.
I also took a Wilton’s class today. I need some caffiene right now. Maybe I should just eat some chocolate mocha buttercream!
Now on to setting up my slideshow for the event, printing labels for the take-out cake boxes, answering e-mails, and on, and on, and on! Oh yeah, and posting on my blog to keep you, my followers, up-to-date on my latest activities.
- Carrot Cake and Chocolate Carrot Cake (blogcritics.org)
Again the picture is not the best.
Another birthday cake for my daughter. 10″ square — 4 layer carrot cake with cream cheese filling and frosting and covered with MMF. Top of jewelry box is molded chocolate and mirror is poured sugar. Rose is hand-molded from modeling chocolate. Plaque and jewelry pieces are fondant/gumpaste painted with edible silver. Roses on top of jewelry box are fondant.
My daughter’s birthday cake 2 years ago. Crate is carrot cake with cream cheese filling, buttercream frosting and covered with MMF. Airbrushed with edible paint. Wine bottle is vanilla cardamon flavored cake with buttercream filling and frosting, covered also in MMF. Large cheeses — carrot cake covered with MMF. Straw and grapes are buttercream.
Birthday cake for a young adult turning 18. She just wanted a simple cake with the words Supa Phat. Lemon cake with lemon buttercream filling and frosting. Supa Phat is molded from modeling chocolate studded with silver dragees.
Strawberry batter (made from scratch) birthday cake filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting. Beads are strung on wire and placed in a flower spike to protect the cake. Swirls and banner is fondant. Theme colors were purple and gold.
This cake was made for a young lady who turned a blessed 70 years old. Lemon pound with lemon buttercream. Roses and leaves are fondant. I was told that Mom loved the cake. As sometimes lemon can be a little overpowering, I was afraid that this would be the case. I guess I was being too skeptical, because the recipient said it was perfect. How wonderful!
This was another cake made this weekend. This is a marble cake on the bottom tier and on the top tier a pound cake. The top tier is supported by four champagne flutes. A hole is cut in the center to allow for a glass bowl to sit and hold the champagne bottle. Needless to say, the top tier was very heavy. I was afraid that it would crush the flutes, but they held the weight. Whew! The cake is filled and frosted with buttercream. The stripes are made from fondant and stippled with edible glitter. The bubbles are made from gelatin. This was the first time making bubbles from gelatin. A few steps I failed to do on the last ones I made and had to throw away, but luckily I had enough to use. Will definitely use this method again.
Also for my nephew. He requested this sculpted cadillac car cake. This was my first time sculpting a car from cake. I think the scale could have been a little more refined, but all-in-all my nephew was very happy with it. Pound cake with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and buttercream filling. Car covered with marshmallow fondant. Board is covered with fondant to represent road.