I have so many cakes that I need to post , owls and race cars and even a snowflake covered wedding cake. But this Tae kwon do cake is the most recent. My neighbor and her family are some of my best customers. This cake was for Peter, an awesome yellow belt, for his birthday party at the Tae Kwon Do studio he attends. Devil’s food with vanilla buttercream and mm fondant.
I made 25 of these little ninja cuppies. I should have taken pictures of the process but it was midnight and i didn’t think of it til I was done. Would anyone be interested in a little tutorial on how I made them?
Last year some time I had the opportunity to do a sixteenth birthday cake for Sarah, this year it was her sister Kaitlyn’s turn 16 and have her own sweetheart cake. This cake was butter vanilla with choclate mousse filling covered in swiss meringue buttercream and fondant.
Okay, so I just ripped off Cake Wrecks for that title, but it’s funny, right? Anyhow, on to the cake…. Chewbacca, the big lovable Wookie from Star Wars is seen here in chocolate and more chocolate with a little fondant for the accents. I really wanted to put flowers in his hair (fur?) since the cake was for a two year old little girl, but Dave (the Husband) put foot down. I guess it bordered on Star Wars Sacrilege.
This isn’t quite a tutorial, I just happened to decide to take a few pictures before I frosted this cake, hence the naked shark. My neighbor has an adorable grandson who was turning five, and had wanted a shark cake for years. Together they scrolled through images on line before sending me a picture of an super cute shark cake. Very cute and inspiring, but I wished I could peek under the frosting and get an idea of the structure of the cake. So I thought i would save the rest of you out there some figuring by snapping a few before I frosted the cake. I started with a 14 inch round cake, carved a giant comma shape out of it and used the reminder to make the tail, fins and head.
I frosted the vanilla cake with vanilla swiss meringue butter cream (the best butter cream for making sculpted cakes ever) and made the mouth, teeth, and eyes with fondant.
I get a lot of hits from people searching for butter cream cakes. Which makes me feel a little guilty, since this blog features mostly fondant cakes and its name is buttercream, so thought I would post something for those seeking cakes in their more natural state.
When my cousin asked me to do a Fancy Nancy cake, I said sure, I’d heard of Fancy Nancy. Then I realized that though I had heard of her, I didn’t know anything about her, one of the downside of having all boys. My eldest son and I were invited to the party, and although I did not dress up, Owen had a blast with a fake mustache, crown and most importantly a sword. The little girls got decked out in princess dress, feather boas, and all kinds of other finery. It was an adorable party! This cake was kid friendly vanilla cake with raspberry jam and traditional butter cream.