Sunday, October 19, 2008

Liz's Birthday

Despite being exhaused after my efforts with Austin's cake, his mum, AKA one of my best/oldest friends here decided to have a birthday also around this date, and of course who can resist the temptation to make another cake!!!

This was a simple cake but i wanted it to be totally adult and delectable for a group of i made a Chocolate Baileys carmel cake with chocolate Caramel Baileys frosting.........yummmm is all i can say, def. could taste the Baileys but that was my intention! All 1/2 cup of it (just in the cake).....I also played around with candy melts for the first time which was fun using them as shavings and leaf cutouts! A good opportunity to practice!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Optimus Prime Truck Transformer cake

Here is the results of my largest cake yet, finished on sunday in time for my friends son's birthday! I made most of the fondant details last week, and started the rest the beginning of this week (6 days before) . The cake was a big success, and I was really pleased with the result.

It is 22 inches long in total, and comprised of 2 x 9x13 inch yellow cakes, 1 x 9x13 inch chocolate cake and 1 x 9 inch sq chocolate cake. the cakes we sandwiched together in different layers of strawberry Jam preserve and also chocolat buttercream frosting.

I also used fondant details and painted them in edible silver dust. The large square piece of fondant ont he back is Optimus Prime's face done as a stencil, spraypainted and then outlined (all edible). The pipes are made from pretzel sticks wrapped in fondant!