Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Throwdown is On!

I made this cake for a throwdown (contest - for those of you not familiar with the younger vernacular) on an online cake forum that includes cake decorators from around the world. I'm competing against another decorator (if we can call ourselves that at this point) who has been decorating the same amount of time as I have. The theme was romance, in anticipation of Valentine's Day. Everything on the cake is made of edible materials. Everyone on the site has a chance to vote and the results will be known in a week. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Update: Thanks so much to all of you who voted for my cake. I appreciate the support! Unfortunately, I lost by 30 votes, but held 45% of the votes overall. I was proud of my showing!

The Beast

I made this for a friend's son's (and his friend's) birthday. For those of you not from Utah, the symbol is for the University of Utah Utes. The Utes (football) went undefeated this season and won the Sugar Bowl. I nicknamed this cake "The Beast" b/c it was SO big and incredibly heavy.

This one was made to take to school for his birthday. It was also his teacher's birthday, which the birthday boy's mum kindly wanted to acknowledge. The request was for a standard flower cake. However, in good conscience, I couldn't put only flowers on a teenaged boy's birthday cake.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Birthdays Galore!

Well, I'm happy to say that this was the weekend of birthday cakes. I enjoyed making all of these cakes, though may be feeling a little sleep-deprived! The first two cakes were made for a brother and sister (very good friends of my kids) who were having a joint birthday party with a magician.

The little girl loves anything pink!

This cake was made for a friend's daughter. It is the same design as a previous cake in my blog, but using different colors.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fun & Bright!

I made this for my friend's daughter's birthday. The general idea was based on a cake on Charm City Cake's website. All of the decoration were done in fondant, except for the bow which was made from gumpaste. I had alot of fun making this!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

I made this cake to celebrate the New Year! Actually, it was just a good excuse to practice some different piping.