Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dino time!

My littlest nephew (that's him in the background) has this fascination with dinosaurs that just amazes me. He knows things that neither I nor most adults even know. I mean, the difference between herbivores and carnivores, and a brontosaurus and a velociraptor are merely elementary to him...and he was only turning 3! He was actually teaching me that these little orange things i'm putting on the dinosaur cake were called scales...he's just too much!

Anyway, this cake was simply two round chocolate cakes (with lots of chocolate ganache filling) that were cut and carved to make this dinosaur shape. After help from my older nephew (who so expertly created the life-like tongue as well as some prehistoric stones out of gumpaste), we did a lot of piping and voila- a dinosaur! I have to say though, it was kind of weird opening the fridge and seeing this creature in there. Oh, shout out to najira who helped me pipe on all that green icing!!

Tomagotchi Wedding Party!!

My little nephew had one of those little electronic gadgets that was popular years back and made a short-lived comeback again in 2008. After feeding and caring for his loving Tomagotchi so, the day finally arrived that his little pet Furikotchi (the clock-faced one) was not so little anymore. He was getting married! My nephew was soo excited, that I decided what better way to celebrate than to make a little wedding cake to celebrate the occasion :). The bride and groom, Furikotchi and Violetchi, as well as the flowers were made out of gumpaste. They lived happily ever after.....

Rainbow Cake

This was a cake I prepared in a Wilton class that I took at a Michael's store in the spring of 2008. Yes, this lucky person, Sonu, had two birthday cakes that year! I guess the only thing missing is the pot of gold beneath the clouds! :)

(And, yes, I haven't been keeping up with this blog :/, this post belongs with the other 12th birthday cake below!)