Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Poker and Bowling go hand in hand

My boyfriend is an aspiring pro-bowler and pro-poker player. What better to celebrate his birthday last year than two cakes featuring his favorite hobbies?

The bowling pins and bowling ball were free-handed using a toothpick so I could get them *just right* before using the icing.

His favorite poker hand...eight-ten of hearts. He won a big tournament with this hand!

A poker cake for one of his friends...featuring his favorite hand ("The Hammer")....seven-deuce off suit. LOL. My first attempt at a FBCT (frozen buttercream transfer) for the cards.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Giant Cupcakes

Some practice cupcakes with the Wilton Giant Cupcake pan and the dimensions pan with extra large cupcakes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Detroit Redwings Cake

I don't know much about hockey, but I do know that this cake was crazy fun to make! I carved it out of a sheet cake and printed the logo (mirror image) and cut it out. To get the image on the cake, I took a sheet of wax paper and punched holes in it all the way around the lines of the logo. The holes left enough of a pattern on the wax paper to impress it on the top of the cake. All I needed to do was fill it in with red icing. A little tricky, but it worked! Now if only I could get my red icing to look truly red...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Whipped Cream frosting

My first foray into using whipped cream frosting. I can't remember which recipe I used, I just know I found it on Cake Central. It's not very easy to decorate with, but it sure does taste yummy! A Welcome Home cake and a Birthday cake.