Archive for March, 2010

Royal Icing Drop Flowers and Basketweave Design

This is a charming cake apt for the person I made it for.  I made this cake for the birthday of a lady who is such a kind, generous and thoughtful soul.  I work with her and I very much appreciate what she does for me and for the people around her.  She is a gem!

The drop flowers are made with royal icing, the cake is covered with buttercream and the basketweave on top of the cake is also buttercream icing.  I thought the basketweave would be a nice backdrop for the drop flowers.

Aside from white, I used 2 Wilton colors (violet and rose) but added two more shades — violet with a touch of rose and rose with a tinge of violet.

March 20, 2010 at 10:57 am 1 comment

Basketball Cupcakes

I made this as a part of my back-up plan in case my blue convertible car cake did not work out.  The person I was preparing the cake for played basketball and I wanted to try out ball themed cupcakes at some point  (my friend made sports balls themed cupcakes last year and they were really nice!).  I had made cupcakes last week and I had some extra black and white buttercream (just colored the white icing orange) so I was in good shape to make a few of these basketball cupcakes which took hardly any time at all.

March 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm Leave a comment

Convertible Car with a Flat Tire and Traffic Police

Somehow, between attending meetings and meeting deadlines last week, I agreed to make a birthday cake for a surprise party for one of my officemates.  Even now, it is still a blur and I’m still not quite sure why I agreed to (1) make a cake during a weekday (2) make a cake with only 2 days notice knowing I will be working those 2 whole days and I will be attending a private launch party for Crate and Barrel the night before the birthday party.

I did not have much time to do the cake so I just planned for a simple one.  The other thing was the fact that it was a de-celebration and not a celebration.  The ideas were to make a kiddie cake to signify his mental age (yes, people can be mean!), basketball cupcakes with the words “You Suck” (the birthday celebrator plays basketball) and maybe something relating to the birthday celebrator’s blue Porsche but do something with it (smoke coming out?  flat time?).  The end result was this cake — blue convertible with a flat tire and a traffic policeman issuing a ticket, which I managed to do in the amount of time I had.

March 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm 1 comment


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