Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

I did another Frozen Buttercream Transfer for this cake.  It sure does help especially when working with black frosting.  One goof with black frosting and good luck covering it up or fixing it.  I got my images off the internet - I chose soccer Mickey & Minnie because my nieces and nephew are currently playing soccer so I thought it was rather fitting.

This actually took me less time to do than the Thomas transfer - I think because it was my second go at the technique it really helped to be prepared.
A close up of Minnie.  You can see the frosting extends around the hand on the right and her eyelashes so I wouldn't lose those details in the transfer.
And a close upr of Mickey. 
I sprayed the outside edge with Yellow Color Mist.  I just love having color in a can!!!
And a close up of my borders.  I added some yellow dots on the top border to give it more color. 

The cake was a white cake with 2 layers of a whipped cream vanilla filling frosted with a white buttercream.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thomas the Train Cake

This is my first Frozen Buttercream Transfer technique cake.  And I have to admit I am so proud of how it turned out.

 Here is my reverse image with parchment paper over it.  I taped it to a cutting board and then I have my color image next to it so I know what it looks like.  You can see I started to do my outlining in black.
 Here is the image completely colored in.  I did this Wednesday night.  Thursday night I made my chocolate buttercream frosting and then applied that to the back of my image and put it back in the freezer while I finished putting the cake together.
 Here is a close up of the detail on the cake.
 More close up.
 Side view.  I considered adding balloons to the sides of the cake but it looked so much nicer without.
The final product.  It's a Chocolate cake with 2 layers of Oreo Cream Cheese Whipped Filling.  This is for my girlfriend's 1 year old son's birthday.  I hope they have a fabulous time and I hope they enjoy the cake!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Little Pony Cake

Well I was just getting ready to post about the Thomas the Train cake I made tonight when I just saw I never posted the My Little Pony cake.  So here are detailed pics of the cake.  It's made out of fondant.  I must say I am really proud of myself with how it turned out since I've never used Fondant to this extent before.

 For the bow I cut the strips of fondant and then used my fondant roller to make the loops to hold the bow in place until it dried.  Then I attached it.
 I rolled fondant between my fingers to make the hair, letters, number 5 and balloon strings.  The balloons I just used a round cookie cutter.
 The head, ears and legs are all made with tightly packed Rice Krispie Treats.  I used a wood dowel to put the head in its place and to keep it from falling.
The body is all cake.  It was a chocolate cake with marshmallow filling, another freshly made strawberry filling and a layer of vanilla buttercream.  I covered the whole cake in buttercream before putting the fondant on.