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Destination Wedding Cake

Just put this cake together for a friend of mine.  Turned out pretty good with only some minor complications on the journey. Glad I packed some extra icing  to touch things up.

 Congratulations Lindsay and Mike.

R2D2 Inspired

Ok so  I am not a Star Wars buff ,but, I came pretty close with this cake.  I was asked to make R2D2 for a friend’s son’s birthday.  I would have to say awesome!

 Can’t wait to deliver it to the birthday party!

I created a small” how to” below.  If you have any other suggestions feel free to leave a comment or suggestion.  Thanks Enjoy!

Materials:

recipes for your favorite cake and icing

3-6″ round pan, 1 side of the small ball pan, white icing, fondant (white-body, dark blue or gray-dome, blue-body panels) and rice crispies, and I suggest for reference a picture or toy of R2D2.

How to…

  1. Stack 3-6″ rounds: one  on top of another layered with buttercream icing. Then use the  small ball pan to create the dome on top.  Ice the entire cake then cover with white fondant. 
  2. Next, Dark blue or gray fondant should be used to create the dome cover.  Simply place on top of dome then trim to fit.
  3. Using rice crispies create the legs. Ice legs with a thin coat then cover in fondant. Attach legs using a tooth pick.  Rice crispies were also used to create the camera eye but fondant could also be used.
  4.   Once that is set you are ready to place various panels using white, gray and dark blue. It just depends on how much detail you want or how much time is available.
  5.  To add some finishing touches use a knife or fondant tool to create a body panel look around the other fondant details.
  6. ENJOY!

Back to School Ready or Not!

    I was asked by my principal to make a cake for school.  I know our big push this year is looking at a new reading model. I wanted a cake that would guide us in this new direction..

    At our first teacher work day My principal was stuck on saying “It is what it is”  So this is what I created for one of our teacher  lunches.. It was a hit!

 
    This was a 9″x 13″ sheet cake covered with marshmallow fondant.   Fondant was rolled out on the cake board then the cake was placed on top. It was iced with a thick layer of butter cream icing then the cover was closed over top of the icing . The pages were piped on  with #16 star tip and the fondant bookworm was added. The banner was also rolled fondant however, I used edible markers to write “It is what is it is!”