Mother's Day Cake
This was in my Level 1 Wilton class, learning to do buttercream roses (not an easy thing to do, at least not for me). But I have to admit, I was happy with the result. I turned it into a Mother's Day cake (I think I put the apostrophe in the wrong spot, although grammatically it makes more sense to put it after the "s." The day is for all mothers, is it not?) The best part was when I brought it to our Mother's Day dinner with my family, my dad was all disappointed that I brought a store-bought cake. Best. Compliment. Ever.
Clown Cake (aka Blake's Blessing Day Cake)
This was my second Wilton class cake. Buttercream clowns. Yum. I "made it my own" by changing the colors to light blues and greens instead of the obnoxious primary colors they used in the book and turned it into a baby boy cake for my friend Brenda's baby boy, who was blessed the day after I made this. I think my favorite part about making all those cakes (besides decorating them) was working them into any possible reason to celebrate so I could give them away.
First cake ever. Yes, you can totally tell. (Please note I would never have chosen to make a clown cake or a rainbow cake of my own accord.) Not much to say about this one, except that by the time I was done, I never wanted to shoot frosting out of a star tip again. Oh, and it fell on Macy's birthday.
This cake also makes me laugh. Because it's a freaking tomato. That's a cake. But when Payson's birthday rolled around, I knew it was what I had to make. (Because the boy eats tomatoes like they're chocolate.) If I were to make this now, I would make it a tad more tomato-shaped and, well, just plain better. But for being my second fondant cake, it was a pretty cute little tomato.
So my Brenda has been so fortunate as to be the recipient of not one, but two of my cakes. Lucky her. This one, however, gives me the warm fuzzies because she bid on a cake made by me in an online auction to help my aunt who has breast cancer. And she won! And it made my day. She requested a cake that had anything to do with Super Mario Bros. for her son's 6th birthday party. I knew I would never in a million years be able to sculpt a Mario, or any character for that matter, so I bought Nathan a little birthday present and stuck a Mario figurine in the top. Brenda, you can't tell me now that you don't see how lopsided it was!!
That's it for past cakes. Coming up, my two faves to date: treasure chest and Macy's 10th birthday cake!