Monday, June 18, 2012

Cupcake Flower Bouquets

These cupcake bouquets were ordered for a special party.  There are three types of flowers: hydrangeas, roses, and chrysanthemums.  The hydrangea and rose cupcakes are standard French sponge cake.  The chrysanthemum cupcakes are carrot cake.  These bouquets are set on 9 inch diameter foam balls.

My husband and I were up almost all night putting the bouquets together.  The video was shot at night and is definitely not a great production, but we're just happy we were able to finish the bouquets.  They were going to be picked up in the morning.  My husband made special carriers for the bouquets so that they don't tip over during transport.  The carrot cupcakes were especially heavy since they are a lot denser than the French sponge cake.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ocean Beach Cake

I created this pair of cakes for my daughter's 3rd grade end of the year celebration.  All the 3rd grade classes went to a public pool for a field trip.  I thought an ocean beach theme would be appropriate.  There were 3 sets of classes that day, with each class having around 34 students, so I had to make sure there was enough cake.

I made the water by air brushing blue food color, and extra dollops of white icing to mimic ocean foam.  The sand bars are made with chocolate icing covered with brown sugar.  The little ocean animals on the beach are pre-made sugar animals that I bought.  The fish around the sides of the cake are multi-color goldfish crackers with a few more sugar animals.  And the kelp fronds are made from fruit rollups that I cut out and curled.

One cake is dark cholocate and the other is french sponge cake.

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Graduation and Birthday Cake for Paul

I made this cake to celebrate Paul's graduation and birthday.  Paul is my best friend's son who graduated this past May.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but it is a huge cake.  I used Wilton sugar sheets for the lettering, the solid black stripes, and the lace pattern around the sides and top.  I needed to prepare this cake quickly, so the sugar sheets saved me a lot of time.  I'll definitely try them again.

The cake had one layer of carrot cake and one layer of french sponge.
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