Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rose Cake

A friend of mine asked for a basic Red Velvet cake this weekend, so I took it as an opportunity to try a new technique I found...

The technique was so easy!

Instead of doing the 'swirl' from the outside in, you go from the inside out.

Next time, I'll try with buttercream instead of cream cheese frosting because the consistency is much stronger to hold up the rose design.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Angry Birds

This weekend I was asked to make an Angry Birds cake.


I started by hand drawing the Red angry bird following the image shown in the boxes above. Next, I filled in the tail and eyebrows with solid circles.

Using the #16 star tip, I filled in the red and yellow.

I used the #16 star tip to fill in the white around the bird also. 

Using the 1M tip I covered the sides. I used the leftover red and yellow to add a little color to the white sides.

 This was my first semi-successful try at writing. I've never been good at it, but this one was simple being on an even surface.

Happy Birthday J!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Panera Bread, MyInterest Video

About two months ago I won a contest with Panera Bread for my cake decorating. They sent a director and film crew to my apartment to make a video. After a month of waiting, my video is finally ready! Please follow the link below to see the video and share it on your Facebook, Twitter or other social networks :)

Panera Bread, My Interest video

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mickey Mouse

Happy 2nd Birthday C!

My favorite little boy turned 2 this weekend! 
I did my first character cake for him last year, Pooh Bear!

As usual with character cakes, I started with a detailed cake mold.

Next, I free-handed the outline of Mickey Mouse. 

Frosting tip! 
Chocolate frosting makes the best black. Mix in coloring and put in fridge for a few minutes.

I started filling in the black with the #16 tip. I followed with the yellow, also using the #16 star.

Next came the white because I had to wait for the red to get it's color.

Frosting tip! 
To make white frosting red, start with pink. Mix the pink completely and put in the fridge for a few minutes. Then add the red coloring and leave in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. You may need to add more red food coloring and put in the fridge again. The red will become more vibrant with more time in the fridge. This is not a color to be rushed! :)

 Once the red was ready, I used the #16 to fill in his pants and tongue. I finished the white on the top before I started Mickey's face. I used very little "cooper" color to make the color for his face.

I added solid circles using the #3 and stars using #16 just to add a little detail to the boring white around the cake. 

This is a result of not covering my board with aluminum foil. ALWAYS cover your boards so this doesn't happen. By the time I brought it to the party, I was soaked all the way around, as you can see in other photos.