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.