Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My daughter's 9th Birthday!

I cannot believe my baby is nine already! Sad!
For her birthday, she wanted a 2 tier, OREO cake with OREO filling. She wanted pink and green as the colors and REALLY wanted me to do a scroll design on one of the tiers. I have NEVER done a scroll before and free-handing the scroll design took a little time and patience. I am not the steadiest at this technique yet...but I will master it one day! For a first timer, it looks not too shabby! The cake was very good and the filling was even better! And all it took for the filling was some heavy whipping cream, a little powdered sugar and some crushed up OREOS! it was to die for! too bad I am on a diet or I would have eaten more!

Kyrstin's Birthday

So finally, my brother's GF turned 18...can you believe it! :) Anyway, I wanted to make her a cake for her birthday, so I decided to use 2 of her favorite colors, bright yellow and lime green! I had some really cute yellow and green ribbon that I got at the dollar rack at Michaels a while back so I used that on the bottom tier. I made a milk chocolate cake batter since Kyrstin LOVES her some chocolate! And I did a thick filling of marshmallow cream! It was VERY yummy!
My daughter put the candles in before I could get pics! Ha ha!

Shanty 2 Chic try

I may have mentioned in a previous post about my love for the blog Shanty 2 Chic! I LOVE this blog! They have so many cute ideas! Well I picked one and tried it out! Here are my lovely little apothecaries!
I love them! I am planning on putting in some small christmas bulbs or fake snow for Christmas time!

To see a tutorial, click here I did not do mine exactly as the tutorial - they have jute around the tops and I opted for ribbon, I also opted for a smaller top knob...but I love the way mine turned out! Thanks for the idea, Shanty!

Thanksgiving treats!

I saw the cutest tutorial for these on the web around Thanksgiving time...and I HAD to try them for the kids in my family! Cute little indian corn cobs!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Basket of Flowers

For my mother in law's birthday I decided to do the basketweave technique that I had learned in my cake classes but had not done since then! it turned out pretty good! My only issue was that I mixed a darker brown buttercream with a lighter brown buttercream in the bag as I piped on the basket weave in an effort to give the basket dimension...but it seems in my pics that when I started there was more light brown and when I ended there was more dark brown! I did take a picture before I was completely finished that DID show the good mix of the browns...but I must have not noticed when I put the flowers in the cake that I was using what should have been the back of the cake...as the front! Anyway...I think it still turned out pretty good!

Mmmmm...chocolate buttercream with toffee! I made this cake a triple layer cake, so you get two times the filling!

Here is a picture of what should have been the front of the cake!~

You can see where the line of light and dark is in this picture...dang it! O well! I love all the flowers! I did them all out of fondant!

I used crushed up chocolate Teddy Grahams for the dirt. Looks pretty authentic!

YUM! It was good!