Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Favorite Cakes

Over the past year that I have been decorating cakes, I've had a few people ask me which cake has been my favorite. It's so hard to choose!

So I will just post links to some of my personal favorite designs. (In order of when I made them)

Super Six Cake - One of my very first cakes ever! Done for some good friends of ours for their son's sixth birthday. He loves superheros, so they chose 6 of his favorites and I did their logos for the cake.

Big Comfy Cake - One of my first (and best) sculpted cakes and one of my first times using fondant to cover a strange shape. And also one of my first attempts at making figures out of gum paste. It turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I sat back when I was done, and I couldn't believe that I had actually made that thing out of cake!

Leopard Print Cake - My first attempt at painting with food coloring on fondant. My friend asked for a leopard print cake with some star gazer lilies on it, so this is what I came up with. It's one of my favorite cakes that I have done because it is kind of "wild" but kind of classy at the same time.

Golf Ball Cake - A client asked for a golf cake, so I looked online and found a photo very similar to the cake I ended up making. I went to Michaels and found the ball cake pan to make the cake and I tried it out and LOVE the results. Piping the grass took a long time and I was pretty sore afterward, but the end result was totally worth it!

Nesting Doll Cake - I saw a photo of a nesting doll cake that the instructor from my Wilton classes did and I thought that was a great idea for my mom's birthday. Except my instructors cake was all out of buttercream icing. I tried something different and covered the cake in fondant and painted the design on. I was thrilled with the result!

Football Cake - Along the same lines as the golf cake, this cake turned out better than I expected as well! Our friends who I did the Super Six cake for requested a football cake for their 10 year old, so I had to come up with something as awesome as the Super Six cake!

Stocking Cake - I made this cake for my family at Christmas. They asked for a cake and didn't really specify any design, so I was free to do what I wanted. After a lot of thought, I thought a stocking would be cute and relatively easy. It turned out better than I had dreamed!

Buffalo Sabres Cake/Cupcakes - My husband actually came up with this idea for one of his co-workers, and it's one of my favorites for sure! The logo turned out better than I had hoped, and the jerseys were such a fantastic idea! This design has been requested by a LOT of people since then for different teams and different players.

Daisy Cake - This is one of my most recent cakes and one of my favorites. The same friends who ordered the Super Six and the Football cakes ordered this pretty cake for her mom's birthday. This is one of my favorites for many reasons. The design was really simple, yet cute and fun and classy. The yellow color is so happy! The cake and icing were my favorite flavors - lemon cake with lemon cream cheese filling/frosting.

So these are some of my favorite cakes that I have made. There are many many more that I loved for different reasons, but they can't ALL be my favorites!

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