Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Little Recognition

Danny commissioned me to make two cakes for two of the women who work for him on his team. Both of the ladies are outstanding employees who have also worked for the company for over 10 years. Danny recognized them through the normal channel at work, but also rewarded them with a Cake Mama cake. (I got that awesome hydrangea wreath I've had my eye on...because I love to barter.)

So, this was an opportunity for me to use some of the new tools I've recently acquired. Wilton has come out with fondant/gum paste molds that have honestly made cake decorating super duper fun! (It was already super; I added the duper...because of these new tools.) Each one of these molds retails for $9.99, but if you use a Michael's 40% off coupon to buy them, it's a pretty sweet deal.

These molds work really well and I had a great time experimenting with pressing the fondant into them and seeing what came out. It brought me back to my Play Dough days of the fun factory and all was bliss.

Here's a picture the molds. I used two of them for the cakes below.

This first cake used the pink mold. Very fun and cute buttons. The cake is a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Pretty simple but delicious!

I used the orange mold for this one. Another chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream.

It's fun to know that these cakes were given as gifts and to totally deserving recipients. I also had a lot of fun making them and experimenting with my new tools. I look forward to using them some more on future cakes. Keep these in mind when ordering!

1 comment:

  1. Ann,

    The cake was just beautiful. The time you spent ended in a great gift for me. It was almost too beautiful to eat, but we did.

    Thanks again,