Friday, May 8, 2015

First Communion Cake

Detroit Tiger Birthday Cake

For this cake, I made two 10 x 10 inch cakes and put one on top of the other. (I colored the white cake blue and orange for an added feature.) I rolled out a large piece of blue marshmallow fondant. Then I added a strip of white around the bottom of the cake. I put a smaller strip of orange in the middle of the blue and white. 

Then I twisted orange and blue fondant and made that the border around the cake. I just freehand drew an Old English D and placed that on the cake. The trick was to cut it on my fondant mat and place a piece of wax paper over top of it. The D feel on top of the wax paper. Then I was able to transfer the D by turning the wax paper over on top of the cake. 

The finishing touch was making four baseballs out of leftover fondant. I placed them on the corners of the cake. 

May 4th Star Wars Cupcake Cake

My boys love Star Wars, so we usually celebrate May 4th, "Star Wars Day". This year, we just made some cupcakes. I made Darth Vader out of melted black chocolate discs. After melting the chocolate, I spread it on a piece of wax paper. When the chocolate was dry, I added white frosting accents. The light sabers are made from extra fondant I had and some melted chocolate on the ends.

Teacher Birthday Cake

David's teacher always makes the kids feel so special on their birthday, so we thought it was fitting to surprise her with a little treat on her birthday. 

I started by making a batch of marshmallow fondant. 

I split up the fondant and colored equal amounts of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. I pulled a little bit of the fondant and colored it light brown (to be used as part of the colored pencil). 

I cut strips of each color of fondant and made them into a loop. I put a little rolled up piece of paper towel in each loop and placed it on its side so it could harden in the loop shape. I let the bow sit overnight. I also made some twisted pieces for the bow, but I only ended up using a couple of them.  

I made two 8 inch cakes for the bottom layer and two 6 inch cakes for the top. I covered them in regular white cake decorating frosting. It would have looked neater with fondant, but I figured it would be easier for the kids to eat with the regular frosting. 

With the remaining fondant, I rolled out each color of fondant and cut the color part of the colored pencil. Then I added a little of the brown fondant on the top of each pencil. I cut a little triangle for the tip of the pencil. The finishing touch was to add each kid's name on the pencils. I added the pencils to the cake and put a little ball of rolled fondant between each pencil. Then we added a row of colored fondant balls to the top layer of the cake. We wrote "Happy Birthday Miss Davis" on the top layer. 

Then we placed the bow on top of the cake. 

Teacher Appreciation Apple Tree Cupcake Cake

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we decided to take in a treat to recognize all of the teachers at our school. 

This tree is made from three batches of cupcakes. I made the apples out of red fondant. I cut them with an apple cookie cutter. I used a grass tip to frost the tree part and the grass on the cupcakes at the bottom. 

I couldn't find a cake board large enough to fit this, so I covered a tri-fold poster display board.