I had a last minute cake request for my baby carriage cake. This is a cake I have done several times this month and it always turns out so cute. I still remember the first time I made it. It was for my baby sister's baby shower. Back then I barely knew anything about decorating cakes. I can bust it out fairly quickly at this point. The elephant cookies turned out very tasty and matched fairly well with the cake.
This cake was for a girl I know. She wanted it pink, green and white. I really like the green border on it. This is my vanilla cake. It tastes so buttery and isn't overly sweet. I used a rose tip to make the ribbons on the cake as well as the flower look on the cupcakes. To keep with the theme I
I really had a lot of fun doing this cake. It was so much fun from start to finish. I am a country girl through and through (Virginia born and raised y'all!!) and this cake really spoke to that part of me. My husband actually had the great idea to make a carriage cake pan look like a covered wagon. He's definitely has his brilliant moments! I iced the cake, then took the side of my icing spatula and traced the lines in the cake before going back and doing all of the piping. I think it turned out pretty well. :)
As for the cupcakes, my grandmother actually taught me how to make the pacifiers years ago. It's two lifesavers "glued" together with frostin and topped with a jelly bean. I showed you how I made the cookie decorations.
This cake tested me. She showed me a pic of what she wanted but didn't want the fondant. After a LOT of research I decided not to try to copy the picture exactly and just get the jist of it. Anyone that decorates knows how hard whipped frosting is to work with since it is so soft. When it was finished, I was happy with the end product. I ended up going with a swishing motion all the way around. I think I was happiest with how smooth the top of it turned out. A plus of working with the whipped frosting!! I didn't even need my trusty paint roller to smooth it!
A beach themed cake with beach cupcakes $45 for the cake $12 for the cupcakes
Birthday cakes for a 6 year old boy that likes the Cars movie and a pink & orange cake for an 11 year girl that simply said "I want pink and orange." $40 for the Cars cake, $35 for the pink cake
This was made for a family member that is a huge Harley Davidson fan. It is a 12in square cake with two 10in "tires". The tread and chain are both made from fondant. Everything else is made from buttercream.
A woman showed me a picture of a cake that she said "made her sister happy" when she looked at it. It was a lot of fun to make. The outside is made of buttercream and the inside is 5 layers with each layer corresponding with the color of ruffle outside the cake. $40