Monday, June 10, 2013

Pirate Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

A complete 180 from my last cake, this one is ALL boy!!  My sweet son has a birthday so close to his older sister's that he sometimes gets over looked.  Not this year!  This was supposed to be just a treasure map cake, but turned into a full on pirate loot cake.  EVERYTHING is edible.  The coins, the sword, the eye patch, the map, the jewels.  It was ever so tasty too!  Gluten free so I could eat it of course.  Tee hee.

 Close up of the skull accents on the sword and coins even.
 The map and metal closure piece.
 I got pictures of my boys holding the sword before my 3 year old dropped it and shattered it to pieces!  It was a sad moment.
 Edible eye patch string
 Jewels, gold doubloons, pearls.  So fun!
 The cinnamon and sugar on the frosting was so so yummy!  Added a little texture to the cake.
 Can I just say I love luster dust!?  It's a magical tool for me!
 Believe it or not, I used a Celtic knot doorbell button to shape the treasure chest closure piece.  Unconventional, but very useful!!
And the back of the treasure chest.  I used two bread loaf pans for the chest and just shaped the top one to look curved and I used modeling chocolate for the wood.  Happy birthday to my little boy.  I love you tons and tons sweet boy!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

'Anne of Green Gables' Inspired Vintage Birthday Cake

Okay, I'm going to do a LOT of pictures of this cake because it was PHENOMENAL!!!!  (I'm forgetting to be modest for just a second, sorry!)  My daughters and I have been watching "Anne of Green Gables" and it's brought back so many fond memories of watching it with MY mom.  What a beautiful time period.  And every second I was thinking, "Hmmm, how can I incorporate that?!  Or that?!"  
 My daughter wanted a very vintage cake.  She's very much into lace, pearls, muted colors, lace.  Did I mention lace?!  She wanted something very feminine, which is kind of new for her.  She's been such a tomboy, so this was really fun for me.
 The broach was done without a stencil or mold.  Just by hand.
 My first time with sugar flowers.  I got a little carried away and did TONS of flowers, but it was SOOOO fun!!!
 My daughters and I loved the knotted pearls and pretty hat that Diana wore at her wedding.

 The green flower was an experiment, and took so many layers, but turned out beautiful!  The lacy doily was done with modeling chocolate and my daughter even helped me punch out all those holes!
 My daughter is also obsessed with Paris...
 ....and XIII is how old she turned!
 The only things not edible are the little jewels on a couple of the flowers.
 A better picture of the lace.
I LOVED making this cake and the kids at the party couldn't get over the fact that it was all edible.  Who knew 13 year old boys could even google over a birthday cake?!  But that's a WHOLE other story!  Happy Birthday, my beautiful teenager!  I love you tons!