Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tri State Treasures EIGHT Geocake

I'm now the official TST Geocake maker/decorator at the Tri State Treasures Picnics each year ;-)

This year we had a new logo design, seen here:


And my challenge was to turn it into a cake!

No problem, right?

Well, after a few broken chocolate letters and pieces of fondant that were supposed to be marbleized brown turning solid pink, it all worked out. Ha! You thought you'd get photos that easily. Not now!

Here are some in-progress photos...





 
And now the finished version!















Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wedding Ring Cake

It's a wedding ring.

 
Not on the outside.

 
There's cornelli lace on the outside.
Took over 2 hours to pipe it all!

 
...but the ring is on the inside!



Sunday, April 27, 2014

Geocaching Event Easter Egg Hunt Cake

Today I attended a geocaching event, the Pocono's 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic.
 
Of course, I just had to make a cake!
 
Once I saw Amanda Rettke's post about the Easter Egg Surprise Inside Cake she made, I knew that's what I had to make! I mean, it's an Easter egg hunt, so I need an Easter egg cake, right?
 
I'm not completely thrilled with how the outside looks, but it works.
 



I got these pearls from Hobby Lobby, I like them, but they're really hard and difficult to eat.


I also tried Satin Ice fondant for the first time, that I got from Hobby Lobby too. It wrinkled a bit, but I think it was rolled too thin. 



 
I couldn't cut it before the event obviously, so I just had to wait!

 
Unfortunately, the egg shape inside got crooked. But I guess it gives it character!
(Plus, I don't think anyone realized it wasn't supposed to be crooked)
 


 
 
 
At the end of the event:



There wasn't much left!
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some in-progress photos:
 
 
The counter started off clean...
 

 
Surprisingly it stayed mostly clean for this cake!

 
Here is the egg-stripe cake baked!

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cute Owl and Bunny Cupcakes :-)

I had some chocolate cupcakes left over from the tree cake, so I made some other little cute ones...
 

I love this owl! The eyes are so cute.

And a little bunny going down in his hole!


 
How do you like them?

A Tree Inside a Cake?!?

Yes. A tree inside a cake.

I bought Amanda Rettke's brand new book, Surprise Inside Cakes. Her blog is amazing, so of course, I knew the book would be as well!

I couldn't wait to make a cake (see what I did there?) from the book as soon as it arrived at my house! I decided on the one with a tree inside.

Outside first:


 
I did little bird tracks across the top of the cake. :-)





And the inside!
 
 
It was a lot of fun making this! Make sure to buy Amanda's book and check out her blog!