When I first got my job at the hospital, I spent the first few days on the computer watching snooze-fest videos about ethics and policies and blah blah blah- so to keep myself awake, I doodled cakes. This cake to be exact.
This was my first attempt at a fondant character. There is a lot I would do differently now, but I think for a first attempt, he's pretty cute.
It's kinda funny to go back and look at these old cakes I've done. I haven't done many since then, but I still think I've come a long way. This was really only my second fondant cake ever.
Speaking of peacock cakes, I don't think I posted the one I made this year for my little cousin's birthday. All Butter cream. (which would have been eaten- every last bite- except we used trick candles so 3/4 of the cake was covered in spit and/or ashes.)
My older brother is a Ref for high school and city league football. So for his birthday he got this:
Because I know some people who don't understand football, the yellow bit on top is not a sweaty towel, it's the foul flag thingy that they throw when someone does something meaner than usual on the field.
This was my first and probably last attempt at a sculpted cake. What a pain! It was fun to do- but I definitely don't recommend doing sculpted cakes with flimsy cake mix cakes. They definitely need to be a kind of sturdier cake. There were a lot of dowels running through this cake to keep it together. I think I had to work the day of the party because I don't remember being there when he saw it and when it was cut. But I seem to remember my mom needing to warn everyone to watch before they took bites that they weren't eating wood!
It was my oldest nephews 5th birthday- and boy howdy did that kid LOOOOVE trains.
Everyone stop and have a moment of silence for the Ding Dong wheels. Sigh... I miss Hostess.
These two cakes were just simple birthday cakes I made. I was experimenting.
The snowflake is piped royal icing and was transferred to the cake- not piped onto the cake. The "roses" on the side I was trying to make look like ribbon rosettes, but they were too bulky and ended up tearing down the side of the cake. I think next time I'll thin the fondant out. A lot. and work on the draping. It's not something I've mastered yet- as this is the only time I've attempted it and it was like, two years ago.
This cake was an experimentation with my cake cricut. I was aiming for a damask look- but I apparently had a brain fart and forgot what damask looks like.
This one was just a let's-get-the-heck-out-of-winter-even-though-it's-still-winter cake. Just trying to bring spring a little early that year. I don't think it worked, but it was a fun cake anyway.