The latest project was cupcakes for a baby shower. Not too bad really except that I was out of town for three days last week so I had no time to work on the fondant decorations I planned to put on top. Made for a very late night when I got home.
I decided on brown sugar pound cake for the cupcakes and the frosting is brown sugar cream cheese. I've decided any cream cheese frosting is my favorite. They tasted great together.
I made two dozen cupcakes. Twelve had the cute little foot prints on them. Thanks to Bob these got done and looked great.
These were the last twelve. I really enjoyed making them. I had hoped to make a patchwork blanket but there just wasn't enough time so they got solid blankets.
I have a good friend who is a huge Yankees fan. Her birthday is today so I decided to make her a cake. It was a lot of fun and I was able to get it completed in one day. It was a last minute decision to make the cake so I am pleased I got it done in time.
This is a picture of the cake after I covered it. The cake is vanilla sponge with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I ended up with one additional layer so I frosted it for my family to taste. It was a big hit.
This is the finished product. I need to find a better way to paint on the fondant. Right now I'm using watered down coloring paste. It works OK, but it's not as clean as I would like it. I also need to invest in some X-Acto knives so my cuts are neater.
I'm learning more and more with each project I do. Having the right tools is really important. I got a fondant rolling pin and that helps a bunch.
I have a few more cakes in mind for over the summer. I am also going to work on making some pastries as well. I just have to figure out how to fit it all in.
I was asked by a coworker to make a cake for her daughter's graduation party. I had a few books I gave her to look through to come up with some ideas for what she wanted on the cake. She decided on a couple different cakes combined into one. I've posted some pictures below.
The writing was done by Bob, I just can't seem to figure that out yet. The fondant came out the best ever and my new cake recipe worked out awesome. I was finally able to move the cake without fear it would break apart in my hands. So much less stress this time, even though I had to be out of town one night during the week.