Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Peach & Pink Baby Shower


Onesie cookies were decorated in pink and peach royal icing with an "S" for the baby's name. Gum paste toppers with royal icing piped footprints were set on Pumpkin, Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mermaid cake

I made this Mermaid cake for Birthday girl, Addie, and was able to work on a few new techniques. I used gum paste for the very first time to model the mermaid, rocks, seaweed and starfish (using brown sugar for sand), as well as the ombre scallops. I made fondant from scratch to use to cover the cake (it tastes much better than the store bought stuff when it's made from marshmallows!). The cake was vanilla funfetti filled with chocolate ganache and frosted in (another new technique) vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream. Overall, I'm very happy with the result! I still need a ton of practice covering cakes with fondant smoothly and modeling faces, but happy nonetheless ( and so was Addie!).