Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mothers' Day Cake

I made the bell at cake decorating class and then used the flowers I had made previously,together with some newer ones and bows to fill the bell shape. To make the 'lace' trim for it and also to place around the edge of the card, I piped the pieces onto a sheet of acetate. Once they were completely dry and hardened, I very carefully peeled them off and attached them with a little Royal icing, some as a lace trim for the bell and some to go around the card to finish off the edge. It will be possible to remove the cake card from the top in order to keep it before eating the cake itself. My daughter was playing with some spare icing and my cutters and she said Grandma would really like some hearts on her cake too,so that's what we did.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Playboy Bunny cake

This was for a girl's 18th birthday party. They asked me to make a cake in the shape of the playboy bunny and something glitzy. I made a 12 inch square cake and cut out the head/tie and ears separately. The trickiest part was icing it in one piece ,especially around the ears and tie. Icing the board too was challenging as I wanted a good join so that there would be no need to pipe around the join which, I felt , wouldn't look as good. The lettering is from the funky set and the new lower case set.The stars are dusted with flash white, the bunny and lettering with disco hologram "way too pink", and the bow tie with disco hologram "midnight". I managed to purchase some jazzy pink ribbon as a trim for the board so it only really used three colours in all.