Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Pops

I saw these on 'Bakerella's' website, and just had to try them out! They are just too cute! She makes different kinds of 'cake pops' and this is just one version. I definitely need a lot more practice with my chocolate coating technique, but it was still fun to make! Cake pops are basically cake and frosting mixed together, then rolled out into little balls and finally coated in chocolate and decorated. Thanks Bakerella for the cool idea!

Gumpaste Flowers

These are pics of gumpaste Violet and Hydrangea flowers that I had just learned to make. My hydrangea flower leaves didn't come out quite so right, so I didn't attach it to the flowers :).

Pre-teen Birthday Cake!

This is a chocolate cake baked for a 12th birthday. Much smaller than the previous cake I baked and therefore much easier to make!

Chocolate Embroidery Cake

This is the first cake that I made using fondant and my inspiration came from the Confetti Cakes Cookbook by Elisa Strauss. This cake is a replica of her 'Sex in the City' cake that I think was done for Charlotte's wedding in the show. I decided to replicate it for my sister's 21st birthday. I think it took me a total of 8 hours to decorate the cake (I baked the cakes the day before). The cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling. It was lots of fun and I was happy with it considering it was my first cake!