Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monkey Baby Shower Cake

Monkey Baby Shower Cake. Top tier is chocolate cake with chocolate chip buttercream frosting. Bottom tier is vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. Covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant. "R" topper is made of gum paste.



Peace and Love, Jen AKA The Mommy

Floral Birthday Cake

Floral Birthday Cake. Top tier is chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. Bottom layer is butter cake with buttercream frosting. Covered and decorated in marshmallow fondant. Blue flowers are gum paste which were hand painted with food safe color to give a watercolor effect.



Peace and Love, Jen AKA The Mommy

Football Cake

Football shaped cake. Yellow cake and covered in marshmallow fondant.



Peace and Love,
Jen AKA The Mommy

Baseball Cake

Baseball Cake. The field is white cake. The baseball is chocolate cake. Entire cake is decorated in marshmallow fondant and bordered in gumballs!


Peace and Love,
Jen AKA The Mommy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Evolution of a Cake!

I thought all of you might like to see where a cake starts and how it ends up!
Step One:  Inspiration
For this particular cake, I was sent an invitation and asked to come up with something incorporating the luau theme.

Step Two:  Sketch
Next, I sketch up a few different designs and have the client choose what they would like.  This is the sketch that the client chose:

Step Three:  Flavors and Fillings
This particular cake is made up of a 10 inch tier of yellow cake with butter cream filling, an 8 inch tier of vanilla cake with Oreo butter cream filling, and a 6 inch tier of strawberry cake with butter cream filling.  All covered in marshmallow fondant with fondant and gumpaste decorations.

Step Four:  Preparation
This cake consists of several hibiscus flowers and a flower lei that will need to be made ahead of time,as they are hand-formed.  Here is a photo of those completed.

Step 5:  Decorating the Cake
The cakes were baked and filled and then covered in white marshmallow fondant.  The 10 inch tier got a "grass skirt".   The 8 inch and 6 inch tiers got palm leaves and were bordered in white flowers.  The 8 inch tier wears the gumpaste lei and then the gumpaste hibiscus were added to the top.


Peace and Love,
Jen
AKA The Mommy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Tired...and Pretty Darn Sick of It Too!

I haven't slept in three nights.  Or maybe four nights.  Bah.  Who's counting?  The reason?  Nightmares.  Yet have no idea why it keeps happening!  Crazy, right?  So to you, Mr. Nightmare, I am totally uninterested in dreaming that snakes have invaded my home, that one of my children is missing, that my home is over run with angry ghosts, that serial killers are trying to murder me, gore in any shape, form or fashion, and whatever else you have up your sleeve.  It's not fair to my children to be grumpy and tired.  Now I just need to find that darn cricket that chirps all night long and give him a piece of my mind as well.


Peace and Love,
Jen AKA The Mommy