I was recently asked to create a Plants vs. Zombies cake for a 5th birthday. I was really excited because I am a huge fan of the game myself (I may have it installed on my computer and my phone *cough*). All of the characters are fondant and they are lovingly displayed on a fondant covered vanilla cake. Enjoy=)
Well, it’s been a really long time since I have posted anything; months, in fact. I was really busy with work all summer and through the fall and now that the holidays are behind me hopefully I will catch up on all the things I have been neglecting. So, here are some of the cakes that kept busy this last summer. Enjoy=)
It’s official, Frozen is a big deal amongst the small set. The day after I finally watched the movie, I received a request for a Frozen themed cake. I paused briefly because I thought, ” I don’t make ice cream cakes…oh, I see”. Anywho, my face sculpting not quite up to par yet, Elsa proved to be too difficult to undertake. Olaf, however, that was another story.
I’ve always wanted to do a peacock cake, so I was excited for the opportunity to create one for a sweet sixteen birthday party. It wasn’t as grand as a wedding cake would have been, but it was still fun. Since it was a birthday we decided to go with a two tier peacock topped cake and and make the rest of the cake servings in cupcake form decorated in blue and teal icing. Sadly, the photos I took at the venue are blurry at best, so I have no photos of the final set-up, but I do have photos of the peacock cake.
This is a cake I did for a wedding show display at the Four Seasons. Most weddings take place in summer so I wanted to put really vibrant flowers on it representing spring/summer. Most wedding shows, however, take place in the winter, so I wanted a seasonal background representing winter. I went with a bright white including a crystal layer with pearls, then added silver branches to the flower swag. I quite liked the effect.
This here is a little number I did for a contest. There is this fabulous contest every year called Threadcakes. It is a cake contest based on Threadless t-shirt designs. It is one of those glorious pairings in life I like to call Erin Mash-ups. Two or more of my loves combined into one. Here, cake and Threadless t-shirts (I own a few); throw in the awesomeness of a contest and you’ve got yourself a grade A mash-up.
I did not win the contest=( But it was super fun just entering. Added bonus, I ended up in the Cakewrecks blog (I LOVE YOU JEN!!!). Just making it into the Sunday Sweets section of Cakewrecks was prize enough for me=)
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