Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ella's Birthday

Ella loved her mermaid cake. This was a fun cake to make.


I made homemade fondant for the pearls and my wonderful (non complaining) husband Larrie made them all. He rolls such a good pearl. lol 

My starfish and my pearl I made out of fondant. I was so happy with the way they turned out they looked so real. Everything on the cake was edible and it was surely eaten

This is my first mermaid which I think I like better then the one I ended up with  but I just would not leave her alone. She was made from my homemade molding chocolate. She was hard because I am not a sculptor and she would keep melting in my hands but in the end she turned out ok.

The rock I made out of rice crispy treats and  Larrie covered it with fondant, it came out really good.
I made the Ella & #5 out of homemade gum paste.

 you have cake!
Ella opening her presents. She says I am 5 now!
Smile !             Lauren and Ella (and Troy)           The End!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Day

Love is in the air!

Only 3 days until Valentine's Day. What a perfect weekend to start my blog.

I have been baking goodies all week trying out different cake recipes for my daughters birthday cake I am baking next week. I have been practicing with fondant, molding chocolate, gum paste & butter cream. Here are a few things that I made this week.

This is my first cake I have ever used fondant on. Not so bad for my first one. Lots of lessons learned.

These little beauties were made from the top I trimmed off my chocolate cake above to level them out, mixed with my butter cream icing then dipped in white & milk chocolate.
I just love cupcakes everything about them.

I have been trying to make a sponge cake but I cannot seem to get it to rise. It tastes great just not fluffy but they worked out perfect for this dessert I made.

I also made chocolate covered strawberries for my little desserts and extras to eat they are so good.
I think I will be making more of these for Valentine's Day.

I melted a little bit of white chocolate added red color to make light pink and drizzled
the pink chocolate over the strawberries.