Tuesday, June 26, 2012

traveling 3D zebra print cake

I was approached by a client to create a zebra print school bus cake for her granddaughters 3rd birthday. The party theme was zebra print meets fabulous rock star princess. The grandmother & parents hired a jungle bus (if your like me and didn’t know what that is it’s a school bus gutted out with playground and gymnastic equipment in place of seats.) They also wanted matching cupcakes and cake pops for the party as well.

The entire bus was edible it was a vanilla bean cake with fresh strawberries and banana filling. I also added lights to the bus and a edible chocolate photo with matching edible photo’s on the cupcakes and edible glitter #3’s which was a organic apple pie cupcake. The other cupcakes had hand painted zebra print disk that were edible with hot pink sugar flowers and a zebra swirled vanilla and chocolate frosting. the cake pops were hand painted as well. 

I was a little worried about this order the client was driving the cake outside of the Chicago land area and had to refrigerate it over night  but the cake traveled well I was told it arrived intact and ready for the party. the birthday girl loved her cake and as you see form the picture it fit in the clients refrigerator !

Sunday, June 17, 2012

3D Lighting McQueen Cake

In the past few weeks I have been knee deep in wedding cakes so when I got this request for a Disney cars cake I was so excited! The client’s wanted a 3D Lighting McQueen cake for their sons 1st birthday. I was excited and a bit intimidated at the request I hadn’t seen a cars movie but I was familiar with the main car Lighting McQueen.

So first things first  I quickly downloaded the cars  movie from Direct Tv and began my research getting to watch the movie was a much needed break for me from the hot commercial kitchen that seems even more humid since it has been hot in Chicago. I baked a total of 3 half sheet cakes and two rounds and got to work. After carving the shape of the car which by the way was a process that involved a lot of choice words and  Google image searches I wasn’t too happy with the shape I cut so I decided to come back and try it again. As a cake artist time can either be your friend or enemy in this instance it was beneficial to me since I gave myself enough time to do the cake.

In the end I think the cake came out pretty good if I was to do it again there are lots of things that I would do different but overall I was happy with the end product and the client was thrilled with their custom cake creation made entirely of cake with matching smash cake.