Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jim's MBA

Congrats to my friend Jim on obtaining his MBA from St. Joes! Jim's Wife, Kris (my childhood neighbor) threw him a party and asked me to make a cake. Kris and I have reconnected in the last year, talking about cakes and things. She has made some cool cakes for her son's birthday. I think I might have convinced her that she can do a frozen butter cream transfer as well... Can't wait to see what this year's cakes will be...
Kris sent me some picture samples of the hawk. I was going to attempt the block lettering of the HAWK but opted to do the more traditional script writing. After I placed the frozen butter cream transfer of the hawk (not an Eagle- like Jim's dad thought, nor an Arizona Cardinal as my Aunt Kay thought...) on the cake and did the writing I thought it needed more so I made some cluster of stars to fill in the white space. Cake was marble. I could have done a little better on the marbeling- it sort of looked like a chocolate cake on top of a vanilla. Next time I will mix more.

The cake, almost finished. It needed more so I added the red stars.

This is the hawk filled in with icing. Essentially a frozen buttercream transfer is coloring in between the lines with icing. I outline the drawing of a reverse image and then fill in the colors. Freeze it for an hour and the flip over and put it on the cake.

This is the image I used for the cake

That's it. The next cake will be next weekend for Lilly's 5th birthday. It will be my first barbie cake... Can't wait to make it!

Here are some pictures of Kris's handwork:

1 comment:

Michelle said...

The hawk turned out fantastic!!