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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fall Birthday Cake

My friend's husband's birthday is on Thanksgiving this year.  I made him a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with fall leaves, pumpkins and a friendly turkey!!  Happy Birthday Harry!

My Mom and sister Tina helped me with the leaves, it was lots of fun and we definitely made more than I needed.  :)

Monday, November 22, 2010


Saturday I went to my cake shop to buy fondant, by the way I love this Cake Shop (Calico Cakes, Buena Park, CA), it has everything you would possibly need.  Side note: go by yourself when you have no distractions, it's small but will take you about an hour to check out all the neat stuff.

Later in the afternoon I got all my stuff out, my plan for the cheetah cake was to try to color the white fondant a creamy color, my first attempt, too yellow so I added brown, then it turned too brown so I added  orange... needless to say I ended up with a taracotta color fondant... WHAHHH, my cake shop was closed  and they are closed on Sundays, now and what was I to do.

I then took a trip to Michael's, they sell fondant by Wilton, which in my opinion is an OK product, it is a little hard and takes a long time to knead out but I would only recommend using it if you are going to be eating the cake the day of or after you decorate the cake, it hardens up really quick.  Then I noticed they had fondant by Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes so I though what the heck.  I purchased the biggest one they had since I had a Fall Cake to make in two days.  When I got home my Mom was there with a present....  SURPRISE..she and my sisters bought me a airbrush, it is totally cool and after playing around with it I thought I'll just use this on the cake. 

Sunday morning I got up to finish the cake, again got all my stuff out ready roll out the fondant, I opened the tub and it wasn't fondant I purchased....I bought buttercream...... UUUGGHHH..... I got back in my car to Michael's (again my cake shop was closed) and purchased the Duff Fondant.  It turned out to be a really nice product, a little softer to work with but all in all a nice product and it tasted good too.

As you can see on the pictures below the airbrush was a success, it helped me get the best color for the Cheetah print and now I can't wait to use it on my next venture.

The lesson learned, when in need of fondant readily available, Duff Goldman is the way to go. :)

Thanks Duff for making your product available to all the little people in the cake world!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tina's Cheetah Birthday Cake

Chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling and chocolate buttercream.  My first time using an airbrush, it was fun and I think gave the cake an all around awesome look.  I also made a few cupcakes with other animal prints.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Toy

My awesome Mom and sisters bought me an Airbrush for my birthday. The Cheetah cake has a whole new will be posted tomorrow!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cake Flavors

Hi Everyone,
Here are my cake flavors.  If you are interested in a cake, let me know....  Cheetah Cake and a Fall Cake up for this weekend.  Come back and check out the pics soon.

Cake Flavors
Chocolate Cake – Deliciously moist dark chocolate cake, usually with a vanilla or chocolate butter cream, (add chocolate chips to the cake for an added delectable treat).
Gingerbread Cake – A spicy gingerbread cake, usually topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
Lemon Cake – A moist lemon cake made with real lemon juice and zest, usually topped with a lemon cream cheese frosting (popular additions to the center, fresh strawberries or raspberries).
Red Velvet Cake - A traditional Southern chocolate / red cake, crowned with cream cheese frosting.
Texas Turtle - Devils food cake with caramel and nuts in the filling, chocolate butter cream frosting on the outside
Vanilla Bean Cake – a moist vanilla bean cake, usually topped with a vanilla bean butter cream, (add chocolate chips to the cake for an added delectable treat).

Fruit Cakes
Carrot Cake - A moist traditional favorite with carrots, walnuts, pineapple, coconut and spices, topped with cream cheese frosting.
Fresh Strawberry Cake - Whole strawberries are chopped and folded into a white cake batter, usually topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.  

Butter Cream
Chocolate Butter Cream
Cream Cheese Frosting
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Strawberry Cream cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Apple
·        Chocolate
·        Strawberry
·        Raspberry
·        Vanilla
Fresh Fruit (best when in season)
·        Cherry
·        Banana
·        Strawberry
·        Raspberry
Lemon Curd

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hello Kitty Cake and Cupcake Friends 11/6/10

Next Venture

Cheetah cake for my sister Tina is next on the horizon.  My plan is to hand paint the print on fondant. Can't wait...  Chocolate cake with strawberry cream filling.


Hi Everyone,
I created this blog to share my cakes.  Comments and questions are welcome.
Pictures to be posted soon.