Month: October 2011

Updated Resfreshed Photos of the Wedding Cake

Many of you probably haven’t seen a photo of it outside of my refrigerator. I am irritated by the imperfections, but pleased (sort of) with the outcome. My hope is to get another chance to show the skillzzzzz. Anyone in Oak Park getting married??

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Webkinz cake

Mazin' hamster.

My daughter is a Webkinz fan. Big time, so I have a cake in my head I am going to try to make. A big rainbow “W” with some Webkinz figurines sitting on top of the cake. So, I made marzipan, colored them and started to make them. Here is my first one! Stay tuned for the others.

Huskey Cake is coming

I have now three cakes in the making.  I can’t believe it!!  This is going to merit finally generating a price structure.  So, here are the cakes:

  1. Confirmation cake for a teenager who just got onto the varsity soccer team at our local high school
  2. Webkinz cake for my daughter turning seven
  3. A baby shower cake for a couple who just adopted a little boy

Here is the plan.  Next weekend is the soccer/high school cake.  Our local High School’s mascot is the Huskey, the colors are burnt orange and navy blue.  My plan is to make an 8 inch, two layer yellow cake filled with chocolate ganache.  The frosting will be a buttercream merangue in navy blue.  I had to figure out how to make the paw print of the huskey on top of the cake.  So here’s what I did:

Drew the outline of a paw print on a piece of heavy posterboard.  I thought about purchasing stencil sheets, but they were very expensive and would have really jacked up the price of the cake.  I used and exacto knife from home to make a stencil.

Paw Print Stencil

Then I melted orange and red white chocolate together and spread it over the stencil to make the basic outline.  What I ended up with looked like this:


I do like the way the paw print turned out. The side that is on the bottom and smooth will become the top. But, I decided to take it a step further. Since he is such a soccer buff, I thought some soccer balls on the cake would be great. So, I made these soccer ball pops that I will stick into the edge of the cake. The cake is due next weekend, I am excited to see how it turns out.

soccer ball white chocolate lollypops

Two more cakes in the making

Clementine the Shih Tzu. 14 weeks.

I have two cakes on the “burner” so to speak.  One is for a family friends’ confirmation.  He happens to be on the OPRF soccer team so I am thinking a big old huskey paw print on top of a two layer round cake.  The second is a webinkinz cake for my daughter.  We’ll see how these both pan out.  Oh, and for the record, the apple pie was amazing.  I made a second and plan to make another one this weekend.  I used honeycrisp apples.  Yum Yum.  More to come soon.  For now, check out the photo of the newest family member.