Posts Tagged ‘fondant’

Miniatures for a fun “Picnic Cake”

August 11, 2009

I’ll be teaching a class on this fun cake. You can make the little goodies ahead of time and store them until you are ready to decorate your cake.  We’ll be using them for Labor Day Weekend.

A bird's eye view of a feast!

A bird's eye view of a feast!

Burgers and Hot Dogs---check out the size compared to a Dime.

Burgers and Hot Dogs---check out the size compared to a Dime.

Watermelon so juicy and sweet!
                                                                                                                                                     Watermelon so juicy and sweet!
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A plate of onions and pickle chips next to the bowl of potato chips.
All picnic goodies are made of fondant. A food color pen added extra touches and piping gel gave the “wet” look to some of the food. 
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I.C.E.S Convention what a treat!

August 4, 2009

Just got back from the International Cake Exploration Societe (I.C.E.S.) convention. So many amazing sugar artisits were there.

 I could drop names, like Kerry Vincent, Bronwyn Weber, Nicholas Lodge, Zane Beg, Earlene Moore, Norm Davis, Margaret Ford, Laura Ragano, Rebecca Sutterby, and Autumn Carpenter, but they would be just the start of a very long list of extremley talented sugar artists that attended.    

Every year we have 4 days filled with not only cake information, but everthing you could imagine in the world of “Sugar Art”. Some of the demostrations and classes available were, Air Brushing, Chocolate, Edible Gems, Draping and Stringwork, Edible Photo Printing, Pulled Sugar, Gelatin, Cookies, Fondant, Gumpaste and on and on….

If you wanted to see some breath taking sugar art the “Cake Gallery” was the place to be. I understand there were over 700 displays.

I did have a display which took hours
 to create and was so much fun.

 " A Sweet Life" at I.C.E.S. convetion

  

“It’s a Sweet Life” was a world I created where candy apples and orange slices grew right on trees. A root beer falls empties into a barrel of ice cream, strawberrires grow already dipped in chocolate, and a chocolate rock wall is ready to climb.

Cupcake House

Cupcake House

Licorice swing!

Licorice swing!

Chocolate Rock Wall

Chocolate Rock Wall

Candy Apple Tree

Candy Apple Tree

Full View Candy Apple Tree

Full View Candy Apple Tree

Root Beer Falls

Root Beer Falls

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Full View of Orange Slice Tree

Full View of Orange Slice Tree

Melissa & Ben’s Wedding Cake

July 22, 2009

WOW!  I had the privaledge to fly to San Diego to do a wedding cake for my niece Melissa and her new husband Ben. It was a great time!

Months ago they sent me a hand drawn picture of what they wanted for thier wedding.  It was 3 tiers covered in white fondant. Cornflower blue ribbon circled the bottom of each layer. Pale yellow Gerbera daisies started small and became larger as they ringed from top to bottom of the cake. Picture 020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                             

 I added a few leaves and butterflies.Picture 022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 To help make the daisies I used the
SUNFLOWER/DAISY PLUNGER SET S/M/L”  item # 43-618sd from my web site-
www.inspiredcreations-cakes.com

                                                                            You can also buy the butterflies premade and ready to use on the site-
                                                                             www.inspiredcreations-cakes.com.