Welcome to our blog!! We are learning to decorate cakes and loving every minute of it!! Join us by following our journey of designing and decorating cakes! Thanks for your interest and let us know what you think of our cakes by leaving a comment! -- Margie and Joy

Monday, July 18, 2011

Purse Cake

Purse Cake
This is a purse birthday cake for Michelle M.  Sandy planned a fun day and surprise for her good friend Michelle...  This was the birthday surprise (all she knew was that it was going to be edible.)  Sandy told us she would cry, and she sure did!!  I think one of the neatest things about making cakes is being able to give them to people.

The cake is funfetti cake with pink and black food coloring to make the cake match the fondant and frosting colors.   The purse was then cut, stacked, shaped, frosted, and covered in pink fondant. 

The tiger stripes and flap are made from black fondant. The purse handle was made in advance to allow it plenty of time to dry, so it would stand up nicely. If you can click on the photos you may be able to see a large picture and also see the 'seam' work on the handle and flap.

The flower is a briar rose and made with gum paste. The center of the flower is not edible.

The cell phone is an almost exact replica of Michelle's phone. The picture is not edible but done using a computer program (thanks to Becca)! The name 'Sophie' is the name Michelle has given her phone!!

The lipstick is made from fondant and painted with edible gold, silver, and pink food coloring.  The lipstick is Mary Kay and you can even see the MK on the top.

The gum package, mirror, compact case, and finger nail polish are all made from fondant and also painted on.  The Orbit gum is written on with food writers (edible markers). In the picture at the bottom, you can see the objects we used to make our 'fondant' items. 

The board is covered in fondant to look like a tile counter top.  It was painted with food coloring and butter flavoring and blotted with a paper towel for a tile look. 

This has been one of our favorite cakes to make and give away too!!  Michelle was so excited and very appreciative to Sandy and us!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Joseph's Birthday Cake 2011

Clavinova/Keyboard  Cake
 Joseph's birthday is July 4th...  He usually picks some kind of flag cake, or red, white, and blue cake, but this year he picked a clavinova instead.  Joy and I had a great time making this one!  It was a really fun cake and we really like how it turned out! 

Joseph wanted chocolate cake, so Joy made a recipe ("Darn Good Chocolate Cake") from one of her newer cookbooks   It was baked in a 9x13 pan, then cut and shaped to size.  We frosted it with simple butter 
cream frosting.  We put a layer of black fondant over the cake.  The white keys and letters were made with gum paste.  Joy used her CriCut machine to make the letters.  Then we cut the black keys, buttons, etc. from the leftover black fondant.