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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ben's Birthday Cake - 2012

Benjamin's Birthday Cake
Ben's birthday is always around the same time as a major conference at the college my kids go to.  I usually make a cake and send it up for him.  The problem is we are usually packing to go and we usually have to make something quick and simple.  This year I planned to make the time to make a nicer cake, but woke up that morning SO sick.  I was a little upset, but after a LOT of sleep, I started working.  I made all the parts of the cake while Joy packed.  She would have to take all the parts and put the cake together in a motel room.

The cake is triple chocolate with cream cheese frosting.  The fish, sign, rocks, cattails are all made from a homemade marshmallow fondant. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Non-Birthday Birthday Cake

 We got a Facebook message on Tuesday about making a cake for a friend (Misty).  She would be in town this weekend and some of her daughters were not able to be with her for her birthday.  They wanted to surprise her with a non-birthday birthday cake!!

The only specifications were flowers: pink and blue, and it needed to be delicate.   We are usually told exactly what to do, so we don't have many decisions to really make.  We thought it would be easy to pick our own design, but there were so many ideas to choose from, it actually made it harder!!
 After looking at the different types of flowers: butter cream, royal frosting, fondant flowers, and gum paste. We decided gum paste flowers are definitely the most delicate.  Joy made the roses and I made the smaller flowers and leaves. 

Misty's favorite cake flavor is lemon.  We made a lemon cake and lemon butter cream frosting with a little cream cheese to add flavor and creaminess to the frosting.  

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Olivia's Train Cake

Train Cake
This weekend we made a birthday cake for Olivia's second birthday!  Since she loves things like trains and tractors, her mother requested a train cake with bright colors.  With the busy weekend we had planned, we decided to go a little easier with a shaped cake pan from Wilton.  The cake is a white cake with a mock whipped cream frosting.  This is one of the hardest types of frosting to work with because it is all butter and melts quickly and easily, but the texture is so light and the flavor is not too sweet!   It is definitely one of our personal favorites!  Happy Birthday Olivia!!