Friday, April 11, 2014

Police Officer Badge Cake

How fun is this?!?!?!  I got to make a cake for a going away party for a police officer.  The coolest part of this cake?  The fact that the officer actually designed this badge for his department! That's some skills of his own.  I loved the touches of the American flag and the little seal in the center.  And the mix of gold, silver and black.  It's really a cool looking badge!  Here's the picture the thoughtful wife sent me:

 And here's the cake:  I would have liked to touch things up a bit, but I ran out of time.  The perfectionist in my always sees the flaws.  But overall I really liked how it turned out.
We'll miss Michelle and Tyson, but we're excited for their future!  Thank you both for your service to our community!

"Frozen" Ice Castle Cake

I didn't get the best pictures of this cake, and it really didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but it was fun for my daughter who is OBSESSED with Disney's 'Frozen!'  I didn't want to do another castle cake like all the other castle cakes out there, so I struggled and struggled for several days before I knew what I was going to do for this cake.  That was my biggest problem.  Finding a real vision of what I wanted to do.  Yet again it was my husband who helped me decide.  He said, "Why don't you just carve a castle out of the cake you made?"  That got me thinking about the smooth lines of Elsa's Ice Castle, and the possibility of using boiled sugar like in a couple of past cakes.
 I tried one version of the ice castle by pouring the sugar over a castle shape I spent HOURS making, and it was an EPIC FAIL!!!  I crushed that sugar castle in the garbage after spending way too much time on it!  My poor little girl thought her dreams of a ice castle were gone.  Then I thought of this site I saw a while ago when researching for the Hunger Games cake.  So I spent about 3 hours cutting the hardened sugar to get the shape I was looking for.
 Once I had the castle finally planned out, I tried to tackle the idea for the back of the cake.  Sheesh, the job is never done!!!  So, frosting and a touch of fondant finished out the mountain for Elsa's castle.
Not my most pleasing cake, and I was glad to have it finally done, but it make my little customer happy!  We celebrated around my birthday too, so the flavor was my choice!  Carrot spice cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.  Super yummy and finally done!  Perfect.  Happy Birthday Livvy Lou.  We love you more every day!!!

Boy's version of CTR Baptism Cake

I just LOVE making cakes for events other than birthdays and weddings; like baptisms.  I didn't get many good photos of this cake, but it was so fun to make it for a very sweet family!  I did a little less girly letters than the last one and no flowers, but still just as special.  The polka dots on the cake board were fun and super easy.  I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing families who teach their children how to be upstanding youth!