Sunday, March 11, 2012

Star Wars Lego Landspeeder Cake

May the Fondant Be With You...

Modelled after a Lego Landspeeder as shown here...

I have come to realize that lego cakes are extremely time-consuming.  Lots of fun, mind you, it is just that I always seem to forget about the massive amount of  tiny little circles required to make the lego bricks look like lego bricks.  I believe I cut out and attached approx 134 of them!  Not difficult, just tedious, time-consuming work!

Luke and Obi Wan are hand-sculpted from fondant and painted with food colouring.   The larger lego bricks on the cake board are molded chocolate.   The "wind shield" on the landspeeder is made from Isomalt (edible sugar product) to look like glass.  Jets/engine are sculpted cereal treats, covered in fondant and secured to the sides of the ship.   I was completely exhausted after making this one, however it was very rewarding to complete, and a pleasure to make for such a sweet birthday boy!

Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Elmo!

C is for.....COOKIE!

Or, as more often is the case for me...C is for... CAKE!   Although, I do not actually have any cake photos to go with these little guys...!  These cake toppers were made for a friend to put on her own cake.  Which, I have to say, turned out amazing - I wish I could take credit for all her hard work!  However I can only take credit for these little guys.  All 3 figures are made out of fondant -  Abby (centre) has pearl sheen added to her dress to give it some shimmer!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ice Cream Sundae Cake

Ice Cream Sundae - Yum!

This was actually the first cake I posted on my blog, however I get many questions and comments on it so I figured it deserves a 2nd chance in the spotlight! :-)

This cake was made for my daughter Olivia.   It proved to be the perfect cake for a bunch of giggly, sweet-toothed,  9 year-old girls!  It's always a great compliment when they do not believe it is actually cake! 
How to make an Ice Cream Sundae Cake:   The "waffle bowl" is 2 layers of chocolate cake, with a raspberry buttercream filling, covered ganache and then wrapped in fondant.    I scored the fondant, curled the edges and then hand-painted with a bit of brown food colouring to give it a waffle bowl feel.  The "Ice cream" is 2 layers of french vanilla cake, also with a raspberry buttercream filling, covered in french vanilla buttercream.  Real chocolate ganache drizzled over top, marked with swirls of real whipped cream.  And what sundae would be complete without a cherry on top!?  The bananas are fondant, as are the spoons - with each party-goers name on them.

Ice Cream Sundae Cake