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Thursday, March 8, 2012

"BookWorm & Brownie Lover"

This Topper is for a cake I'm making for two Hungarian interns going back home. They both love to read and one decided she LOVES brownies. Will post the other photos later!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"The Traveler"

This cake was so much fun to make.

It turned out more "Vintage" looking than originally planned but...oh well! Stay tuned next week, I'll be making another design for two Hungarian girls going back home...this should be fun!

Monday, March 5, 2012

My First Diaper Bag Cake

This cake was made using one 1/2 sheet cake and 3/4 of a Quarter sheet. The un-even top was where  dowels are inserted for support but worked out perfectly as a Diaper "Bag" is never perfect in symmetry.

                       These "were" the pockets for my cake but as I assembled they were too large and kept falling off the cake, fixed THAT problem.

The cake was covered in MMF fondant that I colored. See how thick the pockets were? You have NO idea how much trouble it is when a portion of your cake just refuses to cooperate!

I actually cut the pockets in half and re-attached...much better! This would have been a good time to have my Nieces and Nephews around to take care of the "extra" cake.

I could not find a zipper template so I took several photos of zippers and designed this one free hand...turned out pretty realistic I think.

The sugar keepsakes you can make way in advance which helps because the longer they sit out the better. They're like sweet ceramics after a while and hard as rocks.

All of my keepsakes were hand sculpted with the exception of the teething rings in which I used pastry cutters and for the shoe I had a pattern.

The side pockets where not as difficult as I imagined, they went on quite nicely and stayed put the first time.

A simple shoulder strap and.....

Cake complete!

I had to add my little "Butterfly Dream" sleeping baby on a flower, couldn't resist. Though I think I made it too early as it cracked so I had to fix it with some piping gel.

Mom was very happy with the results.