Category Archives: basic cakes

Polka Dots

Last weekend I had an order for a baby shower cake.  The lady who ordered the cake had an idea in her head with pink, brown, green, and blue colors but wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.

I used tip 12 to pipe large dots onto the cake and, when the icing dried a bit, I flattened the dots.  I think it turned out nicely.  What do you think?

Birthdays

We have two birthdays in January in our house.  My husband loves red velvet cake with peanut butter buttercream and I make it for him every year…He is my clown!  And I love him.  And this cake lasted for two days.

My oldest turned ten this year.  She had ideas for her cake since September and designed it mostly on her own.  All I had to do was make everything.  She wanted star-gazer lilies and she wanted a chocolate cake with a strawberry cake on top. Strawberry really is her favorite.  I mean, what girl doesn’t like a pink cake? But since she was having a few friends over for her party, she decided that the bottom layer should be chocolate so that everyone was happy!  And they were.I thought it looked pretty with the candles all litTen candles on an 8 inch cake and a 6 inch cake is a lot!  I was happy with it and so was she and so were her friends!

End of the year wrap up…

Wow! It’s been pretty quiet around here.  My New Year’s Resolution is to not let that happen anymore.  I plan to keep this place hopping from now on.  But in the meantime, here are a few things I’ve work on over the last few months…

Baby shower…mom was decorating the room in pink and green and loved monkeys.  I made a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream tinted pink and green.  I used modeling chocolate for the monkeys…

The cadets of squadron 6 at the Air Force Academy wanted a celebratory cake for all their efforts to surpass their volunteering goal.  Well, they did it!  I made a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing tinted red, a “funfetti” (vanilla cake with sprinkles) with vanilla buttercream tinted red, and a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream tinted black.

I used black fondant for the bull and piped vanilla buttercream for their hours of volunteering.  711 hours is impressive!  Good job Bulls!

Here are a few cakes from some of my latest students in my basic course…

The last one was from an 11-year-old!

So that’s it for now…but not for too long!

Landsharks

One of my daughters signed up for Landsharks Running club through school this Spring.  She enjoyed it so much.  The practices and three meets.  She ran her little heart out.  So when it came time for the team to have a party, she wanted me to make a cake!  Of course, I obliged.  She insisted on chocolate cake with vanilla  buttercream and I had to put the Landsharks shark on the cake.

She goes to Odyssey elementary and their color was red.  I think the Shark looks kind of cool.  What do you think?

Easter Cake

When I asked my family what they wanted for dessert on Easter, all 4 of them answered with “Cake”!  So I prodded further to find out what flavors and after some deliberation, everyone agreed to chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.

I also decided this year I was going to try my hand at home-made peanut butter eggs.  I’ve never made them before but being from Pennsylvania, I’ve enjoyed them many, many times!  I planned to put the two together.  Why not make an Easter basket full of peanut butter eggs?

I made two 6 inch chocolate cakes.  I torted and filled them with the peanut butter icing.  I did the basket weave with tip 21.  I tinted some peanut butter icing green to add grass to the basket for the eggs to have a place to lay.  I think it all turned out nicely.  What do you think?

Red Velvet

Today was my husband’s birthday!  His favorite is a red velvet cake with peanut butter buttercream icing.  You wouldn’t think those two go together since red velvet is usually paired with cream cheese icing but it is fantastic.  Very rich…read: needs a glass of milk to go along with the cake!

So I decided to not go frilly with his cake and just do basic borders around the top and bottom and be done with it.

This is a two-layer 8 x 3 inch round, torted, filled and iced with peanut butter icing!

Happy Birthday, my love!

Twelve

A customer emailed me to make a cake for her son.  He turns 12 tomorrow!  A Christmas baby!  He happens to love strawberry cake.  Since he’s a boy, she wanted it to look like a boy’s cake.  So we went with vanilla butter cream icing.  He also happens to have a black belt in Shotokan (a Japanese martial art) and wants to have shuriken which is the blade on the cake.  So this is how he’s getting it this year…

Happy Birthday, Mase.  I hope you enjoy your day!

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