Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Cake Orders

When I started taking cake classes back in February I never dreamed that I would get this many requests to make cakes for people. It's really been crazy. These are the cake orders I had for the month of July.

Tooth Cake Pops

Cake pops for a dental hygenist's graduation party

Baptism Cake

Strawberry cake covered in fondant. It was for a 5 year old, so I tried to make it sort of girly.

University of Arkansas

For a high school graduation party. No clue what the saying means other than it has something to do with the football team.

Duck Cake

This is my second duck cake and I have a feeling it won't be the last one! That is not the actual duck that was used, but one I had at home so, he is just posing for the pic. ;)

Pirate Cake

Pirate cake for a 4 year old's birthday party.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Family Birthdays

Between Scott and I's immediate families we have 5 birthdays within one month. Throw in his sister's wedding, my parent's wedding anniversary and my baby cousin's first birthday and it has been one busy month! Here's all the birthday cakes I made:

Laura's birthday cake - it was a jello poke cake so I had to get creative with the decorations. All decorations were made out of chocolate.

My mom's birthday cake - chocolate cake covered in fondant

My dad's birthday cake - white cake, white icing & coconut - his favorite!

Proof that my dad really does get cake every once in a while!

Amy's birthday cake - funfetti cake with buttercream and jumbo sprinkles

Scott's dad's cake - yes, there really are 60 candles on the side!

Cookie monster cupcakes for Jack's 1st birthday. The mouth & eyes are fondant and the cookie is cookie crisp cereal.

Jack's smash cake - he went straight from the high chair to the bath tub because he was pretty blue when he was done. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Topsy Turvy Cake Class

I took a one night class to learn how to make a topsy turvy cake. I am very intrigued by these cakes and I have seen instructions on the internet for them, but it involves a lot of carving, which makes me nervous. It turned out to be easier than first thought and I think it turned out pretty good for my first time. There should be another border between the two cakes, but I ran out of time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Birthday Lunch

M&M Cake

I saw this idea a few months ago and I have been saving it until now. The July birthday person loves M&M's and even has an M&M dispenser in his office. It's a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and kit kats and M&M's, so it was major chocolate overload. If I ever make it again I think I'll go easy on the M&M's because they were all over the table and floor once we cut into the cake.

Firecracker Bites

This was a 4th of July recipe that I found on, but it was after 4th of July when I made them, so I just decorated them with colorful sprinkles instead of like a firecracker. They were very tasty and I was surprised that the cookie doesn't get soggy at all.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
1 pkg. (12 oz.) NILLA Wafers
1/2 cup mixed red, white and blue sprinkles
42 pieces red string licorice (1 inch)

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. Whisk in 1 cup COOL WHIP.

Spoon about 1-1/2 Tbsp. pudding mixture onto each of half the wafers; (I used my small cookie scoop) cover with remaining wafers to make sandwiches. Freeze 2 hours or until filling is firm.

Spread tops of wafer sandwiches with remaining COOL WHIP. Dip in sprinkles. Insert licorice piece in top of each for the fuse. Freeze until ready to serve.

Here is a picture from the Kraft Foods website of what they look like as firecrackers: