Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
So this was a challenge. My grandmothers birthday was in just two day and I've been dreaming about making her a cake in the shape of a flower pot. I had to work fast. I saw a pic online and went from there. I was just trying different things and it came out great. First I cut the bottom portion of the cake. Place a smaller circle on the bottom and a larger circle on the top. Use this as a guide for your carving. Then place your top layer and carve the edges round so it looks like a pot. Crumb coat your cake a place in fridge. Be very careful when you cover it in fondant because it will rip. I suggest maybe covering the top then the bottom separate. buy beautiful flowers and place as desired. Oh yeah before I forget make sure you save some of the leftover cake. it could be used a dirt. Who knew dirt could taste so good.
Lets just say when I was done I fell in love. My grandmother loved it so much that she didn't want to cut it. That's how you know you have a winner. Enjoy
You Tube is amazing! I watched a couple of videos on how to make a topsy turvy cake and they were so simple. I did my drawing of what I wanted it to look like and dived in. To anyone who is trying this for the first time I warn you. You need to have patience and a lot of cake. I ended up carving a lot off the cake. But life is like trial and error. Sometimes we make more errors, giggle:) Enjoy!
Let me start off by saying my husband has a BIG family. One day he got home and casually said, "I volunteered you to make a baby shower cake for my cousin." I was shocked! Not because he volunteered me, but it would be the first time other people would be seeing and eating my cake. So I was nervous to say the least. I worked with his cousin Sara, who is adorable and very understanding. She made me feel totally comfortable. After reviewing some pic's this is what i came up with. It was too cute! Look at the little feet. I did each little toe. It wasn't very had, but it was time consuming. Everybody loved it. My older sister is pregnant and I can't wait to make her cake. I'm going to go all out!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Since I was on an adventure what else does one do, but challenge themselves. Every opportunity I was able to make cake I did it. Birthday parties were my outlet into trying new things. I wanted to take my new hobby into something magical. I wanted to practice, practice, and practice! All I did was think about what can I do and can I get better at it. My grandmothers birthday was coming and she is in love with bird houses, so what to do? I made her her a cake for the birds. It was so funny because a friend that was at the party wanted to know if I would give classes. Lol! me give classes... that's too funny! I don't think I'm at that stage, but who knows what the future holds.
Where to start? I was never a baker, yet alone a blogger before today. I have one daughter who just turned 1. As many of you know the the first birthday is a BIG one! I went to a few different bakeries and each one told me for a cake of the theme I wanted would be at least $200! So stressed out I asked my loving husband if that was okay. Little to say he said, "What!!!" "I don't think so!" But the he gave me the best idea. He told me, "You could so do that on your own!" And in that very moment I got this burst of excitment that I could make my daughters cake. If it came out horrible I could always say, "I tried my very best." Not wanting for it to be a total dissater I did a practice test cake. After that the sky was the limit!
My first cake was a challange. It took me a lot longer to complete it, but it was all worth it. All the guest LOVED it! They couldn't believe I had made it. So then my adventure started. Stay tuned to see more of my cakes.