Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pleasure-Way Cake

Ever since I started this cake decorating thing, I've wanted to make a Pleasure-Way motorhome out of cake. In the back shop someone posted a picture that the owner of a PW had sent in of a cake they had made that looks like their motorhome. I always thought that was a really cool idea but didn't really have a reason to make one.

Until now.

Yesterday was the owner of Pleasure-Way's birthday. I found out last week that his birthday was on Tuesday and thought it would be really fun to make a PW cake. And it was! I haven't had that much fun making a cake in a long time! I always have fun with my cakes, but there are a few that are extra fun to make and I can just lose myself in them and forget to eat and stay up WAY too late and it ends up being totally worth it in the end.

I started with 2 9x13 pans of red velvet cake cut and stacked then carved into the shape of the motorhome. The filling was cream cheese icing.

Then the cake was iced with buttercream icing

This is one of the photos I was working from. This is a 2009 Pleasure-Way Ascent-TS

And this was my Ascent when it was done! At 12:30 in the morning. There were a few more details I would have loved to have put on, but I had to get up at 6, so I left some things off. But it still turned out better than I had ever thought possible!

The cake was covered in white fondant and all the extras were made of gum paste, fondant and royal icing.

Merv didn't want to cut it but we made him do it :)

The cake got rave reviews for looks and taste. Maybe I'll get to make another one again someday. Goodbye Ascent!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Second 1st Birthday Cake

I got to make another first birthday cake this month! My husband's godmother's daughter's little boy turned one last week and they asked for Elmo sitting on a stack of presents.

So I made Elmo out of red fondant first. He was a little creepy for a while because his head and arms and body were all separate. But once he was all together he looked great! A little fat, but still Elmo!

I used nice bright primary colours and big shapes for the presents

I made a little smash cake for Ethan as well (background)

Ethan seemed to really like his cake. He stared at it for a long time

And then he REALLY got into the smash cake! He ate quite a bit of it and wore even more! It was very fun to watch him smash that cake apart!

New Moon Cake

A woman I know asked me a long time ago for a "New Moon" cake. Her daughter is really into the Twilight books and decided to have a party celebrating the book/movie of New Moon.

So I made a cake for them in the shape of a book. The cake was white cake filled and iced with white buttercream icing. Then partially covered with black fondant to look like a book.

Instead of trying to re-create that beautiful elaborate flower on the cover, I got an edible image printed up of the actual book cover.

My husband suggested making a bookmark too.

The writing on the front and side is royal icing.

Kat told me that one of the guests almost went to pick up the "book" because it looked so real.