Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Elmo 1st Birthday Celebration!

I made baby Kourtney's baby shower cake and now it is time to celebrate her 1st birthday. Time flies...  This cake presented a few new challenges for me, which I like.... It was harder to model Elmo then I thought it would be.  At first I thought he was going to turn out like a jaba the hut elmo but covering him up with a diaper for baby elmo and putting the bow in front of him made him look better I think... I also played with my funky letters and got better at using them.  Overall I was happy with the fun elmo cake and I'm sure little Koutney had fun eating it too!

All  of the pieces for the cake drying...
 The smash cake...

Getting better at using the funky letters.  The key is lots of corn starch powder on the letter mold and tylose powder mixed with fondant to make it easier to work with ....

The final cakes together

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

My nieces helped make the father's day cake this year.  They were so excited to help.  We made a cake in the shape of a fish... It was the best I could come up with on short notice and no planning... They also decorated cupcakes with some sprinkles (jimmies) and royal icing circles I had leftover from previous project.  We had lots of fun together.  I'm looking forward to our next creation.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Animal Kingdom 1st Birthday

My friend's daughter celebrated her first birthday with a theme of an Animal Kingdom. After searching on we found the perfect cake to go with the party theme.  The thing that made this cake tricky was the delivery. I was traveling for work and couldn't make the delivery.  Every thing went well in my absence and the cake made it to the party with no issues... Yeah!   Here are some pictures of the cake assembly and Celia devouring it!  I love 1st birthday cakes!

Celia's Smash Cake


 Action Shots of Celia enjoying her birthday cake!

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