Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daniel Tiger Cake

To make the tiger swirl, I colored a white cake orange and also made a chocolate cake. (I left a little bit of the white batter white. Using a measuring cup, I put 1/4 cup of the orange batter in a greased and floured pan. Then I put 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter directly on top of the orange. Then I added 1/4 cup of orange directly on top of the chocolate and 1/4 cup of chocolate on top of that. Then I added 1/4 cup of the white batter. Repeat that pattern...(orange, chocolate, orange, chocolate, white)

I used cupcakes to make the ear shapes. 

Paw Patrol Cakes for Twins

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Big Baller Brand Shoe Cake

David would love a pair of the big baller brand shoes, but after we saw the price tag, he realized they just aren't in our budget. So...I told him if I couldn't buy him the shoes, I would try my hardest to make him one. This was a time consuming cake, and there are things I would have done differently, but it turned out okay.

I started by making a 10" square cake. When it was cool, I cut it in half and stacked the halves together. I froze this portion for a few hours. Then I created a template on cardstock to give me an idea of where to cut. 

Then I carved out the top and sides. Looking back, I would have made the back a lot taller because it seemed to sink when I put the fondant on the cake.

I used my marshmallow fondant recipe for the frosting. (Place 16 oz of mini marshmallows and 2 Tbsp of water in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until marshmallows are melted. Add 1 lb of powdered sugar. Stir. Then knead in 2 more cups of powdered sugar on a Crisco coated counter.) 

After the cake and frosting were chilled overnight, I started decorating. I covered with the white first and then the yellow. I added the other touches as I went. 

I used a toothpick to add the textured looks to the white frosting. 

I didn't have a ton of frosting left, but I did the best I could to make this shoe box to go with it. I used edible food writers to draw the design on the shoe box.