Archive for March, 2009

Simple Princess Cake

March 2, 2009

This cute little cake was requested with no decorations on top.  A tiara and wand had been purchased to complete the look.

The cake is a simple Vanilla Bean flavor with a buttercream filling and frosting.

All the pink decorations are made of fondant and brushed with White Sparkle Dust. The cake was given a sprinkle of  Edible White Glitter and a pinch of Disco Dust to add that magical touch.

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Supplies can be purchased at Inspired Creations’ on lne store;

Assorted Gem Mold- #GP102
Sparkle Dust- #43-1301
Edible Glitter – #78-600w
Disco Dust – #43-1840

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Sarah’s Twilight Cake

March 2, 2009

Sarah’s cake was requested with the comment “make it something Twilight.”

Fondant plaques were made to represent the 4 books of the series. The plaques were placed on the buttercream covered cake and were given a border of green leaves.

Jenna’s Piano Cake

March 2, 2009

  Jenna  loves French Culture, orchids are her flower of choice and her favorite colors are Black, White and Bright Pink. Her Birthday party was held at Nan’s Piano Bar, here in the quad Cities.

Jenna’s Birthday.

We created this piano cake to help her celebrate.

The cake is dark chocolate with a filling of raspberry sauce.

The cake is covered in fondant which we brushed with black piping gel to give it a “laquered” look.

The piano lid is held up with a miniature Eiffel Tower, also made from fondant and painted with Aztec Gold Luster Dust and sprinkled with Disco Dust to give it glitz. The top of the tower has a small diamond gem made also of  fondant. 

Fondant orchids and greenery peek out from under the piano lid. White Sparkle Dust is brushed on them and a sprinkle of Disco Dust adds that extra giltz.

Such a fun cake to make!

You can find these supplies at Inspired Creations’ online store;

Aztec Gold Dust -#43-1253
Disco Dust – #43-1840
Ultra White Sparkle Dust – 43-1301
Food Coloring- Super Black #42
Assorted Gem Mold- GP102

Too many things on my cake plate!

March 2, 2009

I could whine about how busy I am and apologize about not blogging for weeks, but  like most  people you probably don’t care. The truth be told….most of us just have too much on our cake plate and it’s not always sweet tasty cake.

So with no further moaning and groaning here is more sweet tasty cake things to put on your plate!

Cake Making Terms G-W

March 2, 2009

Glaze: To cover with a very thin layer of icing, fruit puree, or other shiny mixture.

 

Ice:  To frost.☻

 

Knead: To work or mix dough by hand to soften to working consistency or to stretch and expand gluten in yeasted doughs. Whew! Basically you take the item to be kneaded and push it with the bottom of your palms…left, right, left, right, into a cutting board or counter top.

 

Sift: To blend dry ingredients by passing them through a fine sieve or flour sifter. Also to separate fine from coarse particles.

 

Stir: To mix in a circular motion, gentle without beating.

 

Whip/Whisk: To beat rapidly with a whisk or electric mixer, to incorporate air (such as whipped cream or eggs whites).  

 

Work: To soften or blend by kneading or creaming