Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Edible Fjord Horses?

Close friends of mine know that I have a "slight" obsession with fjord horses. 

Like this guy:

So I thought, why do boring old gingerbread boys when I can do gingerbread FJORDS?!?!? 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Geocaching Blueberry Picking Event - Birthday Cookies!

On the 4th of this month I attended another geocaching event - a blueberry picking event! Held by the one and only CaptainMath.

A little birdie told me he just had a birthday, so of course I had to make cookies!

And they were a hit!

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!