Monday, July 27, 2009

What a busy weekend!

This is the 3rd and final cake of the weekend, a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. This was decorated with a giraffe for the birthday girl, who was turning 3!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lemon blueberry cake

Sam is going home to celebrate his mother's birthday today, so I made a delicious birthday cake for him to bring with him. I modified my go-to lemon blueberry cupcake recipe to make a 2-tiered lemon cake. I didn't put blueberries in the batter, but instead used sugared blueberries between the layers.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o

With a baa baa here...
And a cluck cluck there....

Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink...
I finally had the chance to make the farm animal cake pops on a farm scene, complete with a barn and silo. Thanks to Adam and Amy for giving me this opportunity!!
I hope Jack enjoyed his first birthday! Here he is enjoying a "hog on a stick":

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scrabble cake

One of Kate's good friends is having a Jack & Jill wedding shower today. Both the bride and groom are avid Scrabble players, and the theme for the shower is Trivia, so a Scrabble cake seemed particularly appropriate!

After frosting the entire cake, I used a ruler to measure out the 15 x 15 grid on this 12 inch square cake. Then, I used pearl dusting sugar and "painted" the colored squares. Then I used white frosting to pipe over the lines. The letter tiles are made from dark and white chocolate - I melted the chocolates and piped the letters on waxed paper ahead of time so they hardened into individual candies.

Can you tell what 7-letter word can be spelled using the extra tiles?