Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nicole's Patriotic Cake

Nicole is our wonderful babysitter neighbor who happens to have a birthday right around the 4th of July.  We enjoyed a delightful neighborly 4th of July celebration with her and her family and included Nicole's birthday as a part of our patriotic party.  

Her favorite cake flavor is red velvet, so I knew I could do something fun with that.  I wanted to surprise her with a plain old birthday cake on the outside, but when you cut into it....

...there's a little American celebration inside.  

The whole cake was velvet, but the coloring was plain, blue or red velvet to make this pattern work.

A fun surprise indeed.

Happiest of birthdays to you, Nicole!

Blue Cake Pops

I made these cake pops for a bridal shower.  The bridesmaids were going to be wearing a very pretty light blue/teal color dress, so I tried to color match as best as possible.  Wilton doesn't make a sugar that is teal colored, so this sugar was mail-ordered for the occasion.

The cake pop flavor is white cake and boy, are they good!

Best wishes to the bride-to-be!

Evan's Monster Truck Cake

Evan wanted a Monster Truck cake to celebrate his 6th birthday.  I had way too much fun with this one!

The cake itself is a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.  His mom purchased the trucks for the top and around the cake.  I covered the cake with black fondant and decorated the sides to look like a giant tire.   I made a ramp out of extra cake on the side and purchased some chocolate candy "rocks" from our local candy shop to decorate the sides of the ramp.   More cake was placed in the middle of the tire, where another Monster Truck could crush it.  A grass border completes the cake.

What a fun scene!

Happy Birthday, Evan!

Cake Pops for a Wedding

White with pink trim and pink with white trim.  That's what these cake pops were all about.  The white ones were made with white cake, and the pink ones were red velvet.  These were placed at each place setting at a wedding in June.  I'd welcome the dessert - any time!  Not just for a wedding!

Here they are all wrapped up and ready to celebrate the newlyweds!