Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snowman Cake

We haven't had any snow yet this winter and this past weekend we had miserable freezing rain, so I made this cake to help brighten the mood.

His body is buttercream and his buttons, nose, scarf, and mouth are fondant. For his arms I stripped the flowers and leaves off of silk flowers and used the remaining branches. I was going to give him a hat, but I didn't have time. I'm really excited with how he turned out though!

P.S. This was my first 3 tiered cake! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Decorating Challenge

I decided to do something more fun.

More fun for me, or for you guys? I'm not sure yet.

I've decided to decorate a cake using one decorating tip, and one tip only. Where do you come in? You get to pick which tip. You can pick any one to make it as hard or easy as you want. It's all up to you. 
Just look through the tips here and leave a comment with the number of the tip you think I should use and I will use the one that is most popular throughout the comments!

Have fun!

Thanks to everyone who voted! There is a winner and I will hopefully be making the cake and posting it on here soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cherry Pie...Cake?

I have always liked cakes that look like other foods, so this one went on my list of cakes to make as soon as I saw it. It was extremely easy, too!

All you do is bake a cake in a pie plate, put any kind of pie filling on top, and then pipe the lattice work on top of that. The recipe is posted here.
I used Ateco tip 48 on the smooth side for the lattice work and Wilton tip 12 for the outer "crust".


Happy new year everybody!