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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

Dad is great…he gives us the chocolate cake

My husband is a hero. He more often than not is the parent running around in the morning making lunches, dressing the kids, and dealing with the general chaos that 6:45 am brings. I guess then that I have little right to comment on morning cuisine choices. I try to bite my tongue most days. Today though, I had to say something. Ice cream cake? The Cosby family reinvented.

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Angry birds

A few weeks ago, my good friend virtual farm girl was beginning to plan her daughter’s birthday party. Being who I am I was very curious to learn about the cake! At that point she didn’t have a plan, bit knew she wanted an angry birds cake. I felt up to the challenge though had no idea what to do, but I volunteered to bake the cake. Tonight was my first experience with gum paste. We’ll see what they look like tomorrow. I think it’s a good start.

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Birds in the daytime!

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Here they are this morning, angry as ever!!