Jean’s vegan chocolate guitar cake. Recipe here.
This is Flossie, the fondant horse, sitting on top of a chocolate cake covered in buttercream and surrounded by fondant flowers. I also made a dozen matching cupcakes to go with this cake, all of it for an eight year old girl’s birthday party tomorrow. I hope she likes them! My five year old is a bit concerned about Flossie’s fate. Can you blame her? We’ve actually been talking to Flossie! (“Oh Flossie, oh you ARE a lovely horse, aren’t you???)
We’re having a Chococat party tonight! Bring your kitty ears.
Fall cupcakes and an adorable little guy smashing his first birthday cake! Photos by Kirsten B.
A cute panda and mischievious pink bear…for twins turning one today. Bears are vanilla poundcake, bases are carrot with cream cheese icing filling.
I love piping leaves!
Anyway, here they are, about to be shipped to their doom (being smooshed by one-year-olds)…I was only recently alerted to the phenomenon of smash cakes. What a great idea! So I thought the babies could each get a bear to smash (while the parents take the obligatory ‘first birthday cake mess’ picture).
This is a cake I made for a buddy whose father was coming over from Holland for his 60th birthday. It’s 2 layers of carrot cake, cream cheese icing filling, vanilla buttercream with fondant ‘rocks’ and ‘flowers’ on top plus a wee windmill on top made of pound cake and fondant.
I had originally wanted to construct a larger, more ornate ‘delft blue’ windmill to sit on top but I had 2 things working against me: 1) I’ve never worked with fondant before and 2) I was working under adverse weather conditions – heat and humidity – which kept making the fondant sticky.
So I switched gears and decided to focus on the ‘grass’ and ‘flowers’ and just make a wee windmill to keep with the pastoral Dutch countryside theme. I think it worked quite well! The windmill was looking a little more like something in Santorini but once I painted it, it looked Dutch enough. At least I think it did. Anyway, I love it. I hope they enjoyed!
Maybe I will work on a Santorini scene at some point!