Friday, March 25, 2011

Dora the Explorer Cake

I can't believe my sweet princess is turning 3, I swear she should be turning 5 or 13. She loves princesses, but lately she has been getting really into Dora the Explorer. She has gone back ad forth between which one she wanted for a cake. I thought I had persuaded her the best I could into a princess cake, but at last minute she opted for Dora. I was a little bummed, but I actually had way more fun with it than I thought I would, and most importantly, she loves it! We can't wait to celebrate her birthday tomorrow with our Dora Adventure Party!
Since she is all girly girl, I made a strawberry cake covered in strawberry butter cream so it will be all pink when we cut into it. The bottom layer is a dummy cake since our party will be rather small. The flowers, trees, letters, stars, and grass is made out of gum paste and everything else is fondant.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I won!

I don't really know what this is or what it means, but I have the honor of winning it. One of my many beautiful sisters, Amy, nominated me. She is an amazing writer. Check her out.
Here's the thing...
Apparently I am supposed to reveal some interesting tid bits about myself that most people wouldn't know. Here goes.
-I HATE Spaghettios and Wal Mart
-I've recently learned to love sushi.
-I get fairly emotional and cranky after 10 pm.
-I have fallen asleep during a romantic dinner in Hawaii.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bachelor Party

I've never really gotten into watching "The Bachelor", but I have a friend who is throwing a season finale party to see whether he chooses Emily or Chantel. So intense. A big part of the show is the rose ceremony. Whoever he chooses to stay gets a rose. So I made a rose to represent that and many small ones so that each guest will receive their own rose. Pretty sappy, ehh?
This heart shaped cake is chocolate with caramel filling and topped with vanilla buttercream. Sounds different, but it is super yummy!

Baby Noah

,cMy friend asked me to make a cake for her good friend who has recently had a baby. She is a zoologist by profession and named her sweet boy Noah. So of course a Noah's Ark cake is the most logical thing I can think of. This is the most detail I've ever put into a cake and it took me about 8-9 hours, but I think it was worth it. I really liked the way it turned out.
The top layer is made out of Rice Cereal and the bottom is a yellow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The animals are made out of gum paste and everything else is Wilton fondant.