Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Detroit Tiger All-Star Voting Food Campaigns

My boys are huge Tiger fans. So, when they found out that Miguel Cabrera may not make it to the All-Star Game, they were pretty upset. They decided to take matters into their own hands. We have made cakes for a lot of occasions, so they immediately thought to make a #VoteMiggy cake. The boys came up with the design. I just baked and arranged the cupcakes. I do have a square cupcake pan, so all the cupcakes that went in the middle of the design were square cupcakes. 

I used fondant to make the D and the bases. The rest is just cake decorating frosting. The boys wanted to add Teddy Grahams for players as well. I think it turned out pretty well! Plus, we shared it with David's minor league baseball team that night. They all loved it! 

Now that the voting is coming to a close, they wanted to do another food campaign for some of their other favorite players. I recently bought a social media cookie cutter set, so that made these sugar cookies pretty easy. I made a glaze frosting of 1 cup powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons milk, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 Tablespoon light karo syrup. I added food gel to each bowl to color the glaze. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Small 50th Anniversary Cake

This is just two 9 inch cakes stacked. I covered them with white frosting. I colored some of the white frosting gold by using buttercup yellow, brown, and orange food gel. I used a small star tip for all of the hearts, and a small line tip for the rest of the decorations. 

40th Birthday Cake for Detroit Sports Fan

My cousin was celebrating his 40th birthday today so we came up with this cake for him. He is a big sports fan so we incorporated the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, and Michigan State Spartans into the cake. 
I was just going to write on the top of it, but decided it was too plain with that. (And I had extra fondant, so I made a different cake topper.) 

I colored the fondant and created this guy and the chair. 

For a final touch, I created a tv out of fondant and wrote ESPN Top 40 on the tv screen. (The only problem was the frosting had left its color on the top even after I took it off. The chair covered up most of it though.) 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Graduation Cake for Future Marine

I was honored to make this cake for a really great student. He has signed with the Marines, so I decided to do the top layer of the cake as a tribute to his high school and the bottom layer represents the next stage of his life. 

The top of the graduation cap is a piece of cardboard that is covered with fondant, but everything else is edible. The bottom layer is two 10 in round cakes. The middle layer is two 9 in round cakes. The hat is a small cake I baked in my Pampered Chef glass mixing bowl. 
 The back...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Memorial Day/Veteran's Day/4th of July Cake

This cake could work for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Veteran's Day. I baked a 10x12 inch cake and cut it into two triangles. Then I covered them with homemade marshmallow fondant. (http://workingmomwonders.blogspot.com/2015/04/detroit-tigers-opening-day-cake.html)

I printed a picture of a soldier and used that as a guide to cut the black fondant soldier. I used a toothpick to cut the little details. The stars were cut using a small cookie cutter. I just free-hand cut the hands.