Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I also made cross cookies as samples. I think I sell more cross cookies than anything else. They are used mostly as favors for of baptisms and communions. I have made so many I don't even bother taking pictures of my work. An opportunity arose to create samples so I thought it might be an appropriate time to photograph.
I let creative juices flow for these Valentine's Day cookies. I think they look so pretty on a beautiful pink glass plate.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I alternated each cake tier with a different color grey so you can distinguished each tier. I used the Wilton Romantic Castle Cake Set. The tower and turret pieces are made of white plastic so I covered them by piping bricks in three shades of grey.
The windows and draw bridge entry are made of fondant and flags are cut out of heavy card stock. They are light weight enough to be held up by buttercream icing.
I bought the knight figures at the local craft store. They are the perfect scale size for the castle and when washed with a little hot soapy water, they can be reused and played by the birthday boy. Vincent helped me put the knights on his cake exactly where he wanted them, including a fierce dragon. You can't forget the dragon.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Most the work for this cake went into the assorted farm animal butter cookies. These edible decorations made the cake even more tastier. I stayed with soft pastel colors to coordinate with cake. I made plenty because I knew they would be extra popular with all the kids. They grabbed and go.
I used 10 inch square cakes for the barn and rounded the corners to create the roof. I combed the sides of barn to make it look like wood and stacked 6 inch cakes to create a silo.
Monday, February 9, 2009
The cake needed to serve about 40 people so I placed it on top a 2 layer, 1/2 sheet cake. I decorated the sheet cake as surrounding ocean, creating waves with my palette knife, piping different shades of seaweed, coral, starfish, and seashells.