All posts filed under: Cake Decorating

Family weekend fun and meeting Martha

As mentioned here we had a busy weekend. Two of our family friends celebrated an important milestone for their little ones, Liam my godson celebrated his 2nd birthday and Terd had a Christian dedication. Liam’s 1st Birthday Race Car Cake I just realized now that I’ve been making Liam’s birthday cake every year. For his first birthday I made a cars themed cake and for this year a Mickey Mouse themed cake. Liam love Mickey Mouse and you would find him quietly seated in front of the TV whenever the famous Disney character is on. This is just a simple cake using basic shapes. I used a circle cookie, flower and little bird cutters. I kept asking Vierte for approval if the cake looked nice and he would make a comments like “Ma put more here and here” and of course I obliged. When I told him I’m done he proudly declared “You did a good job Mama!” Chocolate Cupcakes with poured fondant. I made poured fondant by mixing water and left over fondant from the …

Delivered: Bag & Shoe Cake

I accepted a cake challenge for a friends birthday with a red and black color theme. G had a particular cake design in mind-a red shoe and red bag with some black outline on top of a carrot cake. With two weeks to prepare I searched net and found lots of help watching youtube and blog tutorials on how to carve a bag cake and shape a shoe. PinkCakeBox tutorial on high-heel shoe and ChefGRFX bag tutorial helped me to complete the cake as well as the lovely cakers over at CakeCentral.  A week before my deadline I made some practice cake and shoe using a homemade fondant . First I had a hard time with my usual fondant recipe it just won’t hold it’s shape, after I cover the cake I see holes on the side of the bag it seem that the fondant was melting. As the deadline came closer and my warm hands and fondant wont just work together I decided to buy a ready rolled fondant and gumpaste mix at Tavola.  Another challenge was to keep …

A Girly Cake Challenge

My friend G requested that I make a girly cake for her birthday, a shoe and bag cake. *gulp I got excited and scared I haven’t done anything like that and I have always refused friends request to make them some cute fondant cake. Sad to say i’m not artistic not like my mom and sister, I can’t for the life of me draw a straight line without a ruler. G insisted that she wants me and no one else to make the cake for her because she knows I can do it. A little voice inside me whispered “ofcourse we can do it” and so I told her to give me a day or two to decide but to not worry in case I wont be able to do the cake I have a friend who has been making fondant cakes. Searched the web for inspiration, tutorials, and read forums that would help and encourage me to make the cake. I told hubby C about it and he too was convincing me that I can …

It’s my birthday today! Dino Cupcake

There’s a cake on the table and V declares “It’s my birthday today!” My demanding little customer with Debbie Brown’s “50 Easy Party Cakes” sat on the carpet flipping pages deciding on the cake design he want. V: I know! I want a dinosaur cake. Can we make it now? I will help. M: I will try my best to make you one. V: You can do it Mama. Meet V’s dino cupcake 🙂 I’m using a new fondant recipe suggested by my friend Sandy. I just have a little problem with the fondant it easily breaks when shaped or rolled and it’s way too oily compared to the usual MMF. I’m asking help online hopefully I get advise on how to fix the problem. *** and btw we are not celebrating any birthday we just happen to have a cake coz it’s the time of the month that my hormones go crazy!

Fondant Fun at CakeJournal

I’ve been reading a whole lot of cake decorating ever since I was pregnant with Vierte. I was excited about his 1st birthday cake and it was my dream to make a handsome cake for him. Sadly I havent done one fondant cake for his birthday. Now that he will start preSchool and I really would want to have some income baking cakes and designing them as well I am once again slowly learning how to work with fondant. One favorite cake site that makes designing fondant real fun is Louise of CakeJournal. All basic things you need to start enjoying cake/cookie making and designing is explained well with photos. Don’t we all just love kid friendly tutorials? Yes we do! Louise for some time now have made her tutorials printer friendly by having pdf files of each tutorial featured on her site. The more exciting news is you can get all the tutorials for FREE! Yup you read it right free. Kid friendly pdf tutorials for free! What are you waiting for go ahead and spend …