Tuesday, October 26, 2010


We have a name! It's all starting to get real, now to get the word out. Thank you Kelly Noell for the name, it fits perfect with our vision.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Soccer Ball for a Soccer Star

Isaac's little brother turned 14 Sept 25. To celebrate I made him a soccer ball cake to take for the cookout on his birthday. This was an experience. First time stacking cakes other than my two tiered round cakes.

So this is much harder than I thought it would be.I liked the way it turned out for my first one. I started with filling the molds too full, that didn't leave enough room for icing in the center. The lines were easy to pipe at first, but I started getting confused after the the center row of black pentagons. But overall I like the cake, and so did David, and that's what really counts!

This is how the snow globe would look as well. Hopefully I will be able to stack them better next time so I can make a snow globe for a lucky someone this winter.

More to follow :) Keep checking back for an igloo cake and a Christmas tree cake!

Happy Baking :)

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

For the months of September and October, I'm learning techniques used to make Christmas cakes. So far I've done a stained glass cake (which I saw on Food Network Challenge tonight, and was pretty pumped about it), a candle cake, and a snow globe. Unfortunately I missed the snow globe cake class, but I learned some of the same techniques during the candle class. 

For the Stained Glass cake, we took piping gel traced on wax paper the image on a coloring page. After transferring that to the cake, we outlined it in black buttercream and filled in the spaces with colored piping gel. This cake took FOREVER to complete but it got a lot of compliments at work. The cake I saw on Food Network Challenge, looked awesome with all the detail. I said I wasn't going to try this again, but I think I will if the opportunity arises.

For the candle cake, (which mine is leaning a little) we used three 6in round tiers to get a little more height to the cake.  And yes this actually has a candle in the top, and could be lit, although I'm not sure I would. Pinecones around the bottom of the cake are done on toothpicks, and were actually pretty easy, because hey what two pinecones are exactly alike. There is a pine swag circling the bottom, icicles around the top and cardinals dotting the sides. To tie it all together there are sets of three polkadots randomly put all of the sides and top. Simple and clean is my style and this is definitely my style.

Check back for more updates on cakes! Next blog is on Soccer Ball for a Soccer Star.

Happy Baking!