September 2, 2008

Chomp Chomp

Posted in Birthdays at 9:58 pm by A Busy Bee Mom

For a co worker’s birthday and a fellow Sharks fan I made a hockey puck cake. Not just any hockey puck it was a chocolate cake filled with a peanut butter frosting. This was only my second full fondant cake. I need more practice on judging just how much fondant to separate out. The verdict was the cake was loved.

Go Sharks!

Go Sharks!

Go Sharks!

Is your mouth watering yet?

Is your mouth watering yet?

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July 13, 2008

Finding Nemo

Posted in Birthdays, Family at 9:42 pm by A Busy Bee Mom

For our nephew’s first birthday a Finding Nemo themed birthday. It was the same weekend as my dance recital so we weren’t in attendance. My cake was there to represent!

Wheres Nemo?

Where's Nemo?

Side View

Side View

Up Close

Up Close

Another side view

Another side view

Top

Top

About this cake: It was a chocolate cake with raspberry filling covered with a thin top layer of chocolate buttercream. This was to give it a crumb coat that tasted good. On to the decorations. The writing, coral and sea leafs where all buttercream frosting. The blue is Pastry Pride with Wilton blue coloring and the sides are sprayed with Wilton color mist. I wanted the effect of deep under the ocean. The pink and white seashells are made of chocolate. Melted and placed in a seashell mold the tough part was marbleizing the chocolates. It was my first time doing it and definitely took a test run before selecting a few I was happy with. The island is made of crushed graham crackers and some butter, molded it in saran warp and tossed in the freezer to firm. In case you can’t see the little palm tree is a candle! All in all I’m happy with this cake I wish I had more time to work on it…

March 9, 2008

Garden Fresh

Posted in baking, Birthdays, Family at 5:20 am by A Busy Bee Mom

Birthday cake for Arlene

Yellow cake with strawberry filling. Frosted with cream chesse & pastry pride. Topped with homemade chocolate dipped strawberries.

Here’s the work in progress: