Monday, February 27, 2017

70s Topsy-Turvy Birthday Cake with Lights

Both of the images are of the same cake. The image on the left is the cake in a lighted room. The image on the right shows it after it was moved into the dimly-lit party hall with moving colored spotlights shining upon it. The left image isn't completely clear, but the cake was themed in a psychedelic flower-child style for a 60th birthday party.

Random swirls, flowers, and symbols adorn the cake in yellow, pale blue, pink, orange, and lavender icing. There are also delicate edible flowers and butterflies all around. I cut tiny squares into the tops of each cake and inserted a multi-color flashing light cube into each square. I then inserted 'shroom frames onto each cake, and each holds a different high-school photo of the recipient or psychedelic imagery. 

The total height (with the cake top) was approximately 40 inches. Cake flavors were chocolate, orange, and lemon.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Igloo Cake

This is a lemon cake. A bundt pan was used for the dome and a mini loaf pan was used for the entryway. I carved the loaf of cake into a curve and filled the center of the bundt with a second loaf. The posts are striped paper straws and I made and printed the banner myself. Was lots of fun to make.

Geode Mirror Cake

This strawberry birthday cake is 14" square. I used a standard mirror-glaze recipe which included white chocolate and plain gelatin. I split the batch, dyed them two different shades of blue, and poured them on one at a time. The crystal pieces are actually three colors of rock candy (white, teal, blue).   

Mary Poppins Carousel

I made this simple cake for a woman who is a both a chimney professional and a Mary Poppins fan. The people were printed on card stock and the rooftops were cut from black Wilton Sugar Sheets.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake with Macadamia Nuts

This is devil's food chocolate cake with hand-whipped, chocolate mousse filling. The frosting is handmade buttercream with cocoa powder. It is garnished with fresh strawberries and sprinkled with macadamia nuts and miniature chocolate chips. The initial in the center is for the recipient's name with his age in roman numerals. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Close Encounters Cake (Devil's Tower Covered in Snow)...with lights and sounds

In the style of my previous cake for Destiny: Taken King, I created this holiday cake in the "general" idea of Devil's Tower. It is covered in snow white icing, edible translucent shimmer flakes, and royal icing Christmas trees and snowflakes. The top level is orange cake with cream filling; Devil's Tower is white cake with alternating layers of lemon curd and raspberry preserves. Like the Destiny cake, the center level has a Bluetooth speaker with flashing multi-color strobes. This cake however, plays the familiar theme to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This cake was made for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Destiny Birthday Cake: The Taken King (with Music and Lights)

This cake has lights...and sounds. The bottom level is equipped with lighted plastic ice cubes and the center level has a Bluetooth speaker with flashing multi-color strobes which I set up to play the Destiny theme song.