My Cake Designs

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Easter Bunny Cake

This is the Easter bunny cake I made for Easter this year. Actually, I made two of these cakes. I purchased the Wilton Bunny Cake mold for this cake. The cake I decided to make was a lemon coconut cake. I wanted something decadent but also light and refreshing like spring. I filled the lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and added some coconut flakes to it. Once the cake was stacked and filled I made my butter cream and iced the cake. Instead of adding the usual vanilla extract to the butter cream I added lemon and coconut extract to it. This worked out really well it was a nice touch to the cake and not over powering either. After the cake was iced I sprinkled coconut flakes over the cake. This gave the cake a fun fluffy bunny feel. I added the facial details with colored butter cream. Overall the cake was very moist and a big hit at Easter.

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Easter Cake and Cake Pops

This is a little belated but here is what I made for our Easter celebrations. First, I made about 60 cake pops. The cake pops were made with carrot cake and cream cheese frosting. I shaped them into eggs and dipped them in white and pink chocolate. After the chocolate dried I added the decorative details onto them. I did this by painting corn syrup onto the cake pops then poured the sprinkles onto the corn syrup. It was very easy to do and I got great results from it. I also used a few different colored candy writers to get some additional added effects. The cake pops were a big hit and looked really cute. I individually wrapped them and put them in a little Easter basket for display.

 

 

Baby Boy Shower Cake

This is a cake that I made for a baby shower last night. It is a two tiered square fondant cake. The bottom tier is a vanilla rum cake with a butter cream filling. The top-tier is red velvet cake with chocolate filling.  This is one of the few times I have made a vanilla rum cake. It came out very moist and delicious. I made a glaze to put on the cake and it really accented the cake well.

The colors of the shower were navy and white with accents of yellow and orange. I colored the fondant to coordinate with the shower. It was a more clean, simple and modern feel rather than the traditional shower cake.

I think I will be adding the rum cake to my cake choices more often. What do you think?

Barnyard Birthday Cake

This is a barnyard themed birthday cake for Ava’s 2nd birthday. It consists of four tiers. The bottom tier is cow print with Ava painted in red. The flavor of this cake is chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge filling.

The next tier is a red painted gingham print with a red bow. This tier is lemon cake with a lemon curd filling. The next tier is covered with green fondant with a white picket fence. There are also sugar barn animals in-between the fencing. I also, added green buttercream around the edge to give it a grassy look. This tier is red velvet cake with a chocolate filling.

The top-tier is the barn. I used the Wilton house pan to create the shape of the barn. For this tier I baked a pound cake as you must have a sturdy cake for the house pan to keep the shape. I covered it with fondant and added the green grassy buttercream around the edges of the house. I also added the sugar chicken to the barn.

What do you think?

Pink Shimmer Cake

This cake is a pink and white fondant cake. The cake is a vanilla cake with a strawberry filling. I covered the cake with pink fondant. Next, I added a white bow to the cake. After adding the bow I painted it with a pink pearl shimmer. You can paint the shimmer on using lemon extract or vodka. For this cake I used lemon extract. Whichever you choose to use you will not taste it on the cake as it evaporates. It has a really pretty iridescent look to the cake. After, I finished with the painting I added the polka dots to the ribbon strips. The bottom cake board is also covered in white fondant.

I hope you like it. What do you think?

Football Cake Pops

These cake pops were made for the Davie Broncos Cheerleading Team. They are made of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. The coating is a milk chocolate covering. The piped laces are colored orange and blue chocolate. Orange and blue are the broncos colors. These came out super yummy and delicious. The blocks are covered in a grass like paper to resemble a football field.

I hope they enjoy them!

Cupcakes

Last night in class we learned about making, filling and decorating cupcakes. I chose to bake lemon cupcakes. I filled them with a lemon filling. I have never filled cupcakes before it was very easy and very fun. In class we practiced making different flowers like the shaggy mum and the pompom flower. Surprisingly, I found that decorating cupcakes is actually harder than a regular cake. I made four different colors with my icing, light blue, dark blue, purple, and green. The color combination looked pretty nice together.

Next week is the last week of this class session. I will be taking fondant and gum paste design next.

Here are a few pictures of the cupcakes I decorated. What do you think? Do you like lemon cake? Which one is your favorite? Also, check out the photos page for more pictures.