Saturday, April 3, 2010

He is Risen cake!

An old friend from high school recently got back in touch with me on facebook after finding out we were adopting and she made my day because she first told me that since I last knew her in school, she had come to know the Lord!  What amazing news that was to hear!  She has been so sweet and ordered this three tiered fondant covered cake for easter for her church!  She also ordered two coffee cakes to go along with it for her church's "coffee hour" tomorrow!  She also asked me to make an adoption poster sheet up to set by the cakes so people can find out about our adoption and the fundraisers and such in case they want to help!  What a great heart she has!  This is a chocolate and white cake with buttercream icing underneath fondant and buttercream and fondant decorations!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Gavin's mod monkey 1st birthday cake!

Good friends of our, Chad & Sarah, have an adorable little boy named Gavin!  He is turning one and I am making two different birthday cakes in the same theme for two different parties!  Below are pictures from the first cake!  The second cake I am going to try and get brave and actually hand sculpt a monkey or two for the cake!  Stay tuned to see how that turns out! :0)  I realized after making the smash cake that my friend is probably going to want to kill me later after Gavin eats it because its blue icing and I can just imagine blue everywhere on little Gavin once he's done eating! :0)  Sorry Sarah... :0) heehee

Monday, March 22, 2010

Autumn's birthday cake!

My niece Autumn LOVES horses and pink so I decided to do a fence around the side and molded a horse out of fondant however it was my first time so it wasn't exactly perfect or the way I wanted it but I think she will still love it.  All is buttercream except the horse!  

Happy Birthday Autumn!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Valentines wedding cake!

This is a cake I made for a friend of a friend who is getting married today, on Valentines day!  How cute is that!  I believe her colors are red, black and white so she wanted a white fondant covered cake with black swirls on it!  I think its beautiful and I hope they all enjoy it at the reception!  Congrats Alyssa!

                                           Here's the picture of the cake I took before delivery!

Here's a beautiful picture of the cake that their photographer took...

Its a 3 tiered (6 cakes total) two of them white and one chocolate.  Buttercream is in between the layers and underneath the fondant!  Swirls and border are hand piped on with buttercream!  
Love, april

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fondant cakes!

A lot of people ask me about Fondant so I thought I would do a post on it! 

Fondant is a great icing that is similar to a marshmellow taste.  Its in a consistency where you have to roll it out kind of like dough and then place it on top of the cake and smooth it all out!  What I LOVE about fondant is that it instantly brings the cake up a notch!  You cannot acheive the same smoothness and texture and elegance with buttercream as you can with fondant!  What's also great about fondant is even if someone at your party/wedding does not like it, they can tear it off and buttercream is still underneath for them to enjoy the cake!

Lots of people LOVE fondant and some people do not like it!  However, I think that you have to have a good fondant in order for it to taste good!  I use the same fondant that Duff from Ace of Cakes uses and I LOVE it! 

Yes, fondant is a little more expensive but if you have the budget for it, its SO worth it!  Below I will post some pictures of all the cakes I have done whether they are big or small that have fondant over top the buttercream!