Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pig themed cake

Joseph is mad about pigs and wanted a pig cake. I made two cakes, a round and a smaller square cake, then made them into the number nine. The cut out circle in the number is only half the depth of the cake and I used melted chocolate to create the mud bath and splashes. As you can see they are sunbathing and relaxing while their 'piglets' play and snack below. I modeled some doughnuts for 'mum and dad'. I made the pig pen from Mexican paste shaped and dried to look like corrugated metal.
The cake is entirely edible. We had leftover coloured icing so I baked some cupcakes and made some pig faces to top them, with some help from Joseph and his sister Emily. They were very simple and quick to make. The board is covered with yellow icing then I marked lines randomly all over it to look like straw then later brushed over it with darker yellow food colour. The apples and sunglasses are painted over with confectioner's glaze to make them shiny. I think mother pig should reapply her suncream because she is starting to burn. As Joseph is always saying "PIGS RULE!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ballerina cake

This is the second ballerina cake I have been asked to make. I decided to use a petal shaped drum board this time and think it complements the shape of the dress much more than a plain circular board. I still need to practice modeling hands but I prefer the face on this one.When I was making her shawl I rolled the icing using a silk textured rolling pin then dusted it with white satin powder.
Her ballet shoes were painted on with Raspberry shimmer powder and the straps I made from thinly rolled out strings of icing.
Next week I am going to make an original pig-themed cake for my son's 9th birthday, so watch this space...