Thursday, May 21, 2009

Autumn Leaves

This cake was made specially with autumn leaves in mind. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons after winter and I decided to design the cake as such.

My inspiration came from the beautiful ribbon I purchased at a discount. It had a beautiful tone of pink and that was what inspired me to add the little pink flowers to the chocolate vines and leaves.

This cake can be modified towards a 3 tiered wedding cake with the addition of two extra layers of cake, fondant and autumn leaves.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Butterfly Garden

Spring is in the air so I put together this little 6" butterfly garden cake. I used a leaf stamp for the leaves to create the veins. The butterflies are edible and attached to florist wires using a small piece of fondant.

I personally think that florist wires should never be inserted directly into the cake. This is because, these wires have contents that aren't safe to be consumed, especially by kids. So I inserted a fresh flower cake spike into the center of the cake and placed all the wires into the spikes. This way, the when the cake is ready to be cut, all you have to do is remove the cake spike and cut the cake up.

This cake was for a simple family get together on a beautiful spring day and the kids went nuts over the butterflies.