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Cakes for All
Contributed by: Kim Buchanan (W. Orange, NJ)
1) Spiderman: 10" and 8" banana cakes covered in buttercream with banana filling. Buildings are fondant.
Spiderman is an edible image icing plaque.
2) Princess cake: 8" chocolate and 6" vanilla cakes
covered in all buttercream with chocolate mousse
filling. Royal icing flowers. Tiara is not edible.
3) Engagement cake: Taken from the Wilton 2007
Yearbook. 10" and 8" square vanilla cakes covered in buttercream then fondant. Bows and ring are color flow.
4) Airplane cake: Wilton Cross pan used for
airplane, atop a sheet cake using hidden pillars. All buttercream. The pilot is not edible.
Gobble It Up: Design found on the
Wilton website. Mini sports ball pan for body
covered in chocolate buttercream. Wilton
"rollout cookie" recipe and "leaves" cookie
cutters used for feathers and turkey. Candy
melts used for pumpkins on base.
Autumn Celebration: 2 bundt
cakes used for pumpkin, covered in buttercream
then rolled fondant. Ice cream cone used for
stem. Leaves are fondant. Everything painted
with luster dust.
Contributed by: Marlene Royer (Washington, NJ)
Would like to share a picture of the first birthday
cake I created for my niece's 1st birthday. It was
my first attempt in using fondant, it was a bit
but definitely fun! I used Wilton's premade white
fondant and colored them with gel food coloring. I
also used butter flavor to the fondant to give it a
nice flavor. I also used starburst candy to do the
little presents on the cake and Easter color m&m's
for the center of some flowers. The cake was made of
butter pound cake with chocolate truffle and
strawberry filling. It was yummy!
My next big
project is my daughter's 1st birthday cake -- I would like
to make a carousel cake but instead of using fondant, I
will instead use
white molding chocolate.
Contributed by: Sarah Albright (Green Camp. OH)
My name is Sarah Albright I live in
Green Camp Ohio it is a small village on
the outside of Marion and Columbus. I have been doing
cakes for about 6
years now and love it. The fire fighter cake I made for
birthday. I copied our fire symbol at the fire
department that we work at.
The second cake was for my sister in law Tiffany's baby
shower I could not think of anything to do then I went
to Krogers and saw they could take pictures and put
them on edible paper to just lay out on your cake. I got
one of Asher's ultrasound pictures and it took them about
10 min. to put on the paper. Everyone loved the cake. I
also used the spray in the can to do the blue on top of
Contributed by: Linda Heard (San Antonio, TX)
The Princess Cake
Each year I get to make a friend of my Daughters little girl's
birthday cake. This year's theme was a Princess and Frog them. I
took the invitation and made edible trim for each tier. The
Princess and Frog was sculpted of Marshmallow Fondant. The rocks
were also made of marbled Marshmallow Fondant. The Princess is
sitting on a 4 inch cake for the Birthday Girl that has been frosted
in buttercream and draped with the marbled fondant. Handmade
flowers were made of pink fondant and the words from the invitation
were printed in black around the cake. The Princess' dress was made
with pink and green fondant flower petals. I really enjoyed making
this one. I matched the hair on the Princess to the hair of the
little girl. She loved the cake!!!!
The Groom's Cake
Thanks to the inspiration of Earlene of Earlene's Cakes I was able
to make a bride's dream come true. Her fiancÚ has 3 professions
paramedic and police officer). Her first request was
to have a vehicle cake that represented all three. I told her not
only would that be hard to do but probably wouldn't look good so
being from Texas she decided on an armadillo. The order was placed
months ago so I have had lots of time to lay awake in bed worrying
about the armadillo. I was browsing the internet and particularly
Earlene's website and saw the cake named Hunter and Shot Gun
Shells. I ordered the instructions and was able to stencil the
vehicles on the cake using her example. Thank goodness I didn't
have to make an armadillo!