Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's R2D2!!

Hey look!! it's R2D2!! I am so happy that I had the opportunity to make this cake! It was for the 10th birthday for the son of a friend of mine. Their reaction when they saw it completed made my life! They were really happy with it, as was I. Halfway through this cake I thought I ruined it and wasn't going to be able to finish him on time. But I was able to fix it and keep going. And I think he turned out great! Next time I get and order for this cake I have a few tings I would change, but for my first attempt I am extremely happy with it. I can't wait to get the opportunity to do something like this again!
R2s legs are made out of molded rice krispies treats which wa fun to work with. The rest of him is cake. What a fun cake to make!!

I love how this cake came out! I haven't had much luck finding a good yellow cake or vanilla cake recipe. This cake was me experimenting with a new recipe (which I wasn't a big fan of actually). And for fun I decided to deocorate it and allow some of my young life friends to sample it as well and give me their opinions on it. I was very happy with how the cake turned out, although if you look really closely at the back of it you can see a spot that is darker blue than the rest of the cake. My little boy, he's 2, decided he didn't want to wait til it was finished to sample it and dug in for some yumminess! I was able to patch the cake, but couldn't match to color perfectly. Needless to say I was very happy that this was a practice cake and not for a customer!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Laptop Birthday Cake

I had a lot of fun with this cake, but was also pretty stressed throughout the entire process. I have never attempted a cake quite like this, so when I recieved the order I was both excited and scared to death. The first thing I had to figure out was how to get the screen to stand up. After considering many possible ways to do this, my husband ended up helping me create the screen out or cardboard and wooden dowels (my first cake with non cake elements in it!). Another challenge presented was that the cake only needed to feed a couple people. I didn't want to make a large cake knowing that most of it wasn't going to be eaten, but I also couldn't make it too small otherwise I wouldn't be able to fit in all the details. The cake ended up being 2 layers and 10in. by 7in. While there were a few minor flaws with the cake I was very pleased with how it came out and the birthday boy (Rod, whose wife surprised him with the cake) loved it. So all in all it was a great experience, and I am excited to try another one like it soon.

Gerber Daisy Cake

This cake was a lot of fun to make. I wanted to experiment with a new recipe (orange mango, yum yum) and decided to test it out by sending it to work with my husband. The recipe was a winner and I have added it to the list of cake flavors. I decided to keep the design of this cake pretty simple while still trying out a new technique. I was very happy with the results all around with this cake.