Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jungle Baby Shower Cake

Another cake I made about 3 months ago! ;)  This sweet jungle cake was made for the friend of a great customer's baby shower back in May.  The baby's gender was unknown, so I tried to make it as neutral as possible.  Cake was layered stacks of white cake filled with Swiss meringue buttercream filling, draped in marshmallow fondant. 
Animals and trees were sculpted from gumpaste.

Special thanks to Leslie for another fun order!!

On a personal note, this was my last cake for a while.  We found out we were expecting our first baby back in February, so I've decided to take some time away from the kitchen to focus on preparations for our little one.  Some day I will return to cakes, but a much needed break is necessary at the moment. We are so excited for the arrival of our little girl, Margot, this November.

Thank you for all of your support!

Karsyn & Payslie's Barn Cake and Animal Friend Cupcakes

I made this cake about 4 months ago, and am obviously a little slow at posting these days.  ;)

This super fun cake was made for sisters Karsyn and Payslie's 5th and 3rd birthday party back in April. The barn cake was layers of white with Swiss meringue buttercream filling.  barnyard animals were sculpted from gumpaste.
Animal cupcakes - assorted strawberry, vanilla, chocolate. YUM!
This was probably the most intricate cake I've done in a while, so it took a little extra planning.   I stacked the barn part of the cake in two sections for stability, so there were basically two cakes there.  Then I placed the barn on a set of two 10" stacked rounds, and drove a sharpened dowel through the entire cake. I used marshmallow fondant panels for the sides of the barn, and cut individual mmf files for the roof to make it look more authentic.  A little more work, but totally worth it.  

Hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karsyn & Payslie!  Thanks to mom, Christin for the special order ;)