Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For all you Stephenie Meyer fans, here's a cake that might make your blood curdle! A gentleman called me for a birthday cake for his wife who is really into the whole vampire series of books by Ms. Meyer. The theme for her party was based on "Twilight". After some collaboration, we decided on a casket-shaped cake complete with nifty accents, like the sugar paste tombstone, chocolate rats and blackened rose.

This was a carrot cake with cream cheese filling, covered with modeling chocolate and sugar paste accents. The cake board was covered in fondant that was made to look like cobblestones by using an impression mat. That weedy-looking stuff climbing up the casket is royal icing.

Not to state the obvious, but this would be a fun Halloween cake! I'm sure Dracula would approve.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Okay...I know it's been a while since I last posted, but the oven has been going non-stop and the cakes are flying out of the kitchen!

I just dropped off another seashell-themed wedding cake, this time to the beautiful Sea Venture Resort down in Pismo Beach. It's a small wedding (only 35 people), but, oh can't beat the location. The fog had burned off and the view of the ocean was fantastic!

The bride requested the colors to be white and periwinkle, so I covered the cake in white fondant and sponged it with periwinkle royal icing, then added a sheer periwinkle ribbon around the base of each tier. The seashells are white chocolate that I 'painted' with various colored luster and pearl dusts. The cake itself was white genoise with strawberry cream cheese filling.

This seashell design is very popular here on the Central Coast (for obvious reasons!) and I love making the edible decorations. You could also add edible coral, cute little seahorses, fish, bubbles...the sky's the limit. (Or should I say....the ocean?)