What I enjoy most about my job (besides creating unique cakes and bring smiles to people’s faces), is getting actually the initial request for a cake. The specific idea that someone wants brought to life in cake-form. What I also find interesting is how sophisticated birthday cakes are getting (not like the rectangular slab cakes I grew up with) and what kids are now requesting….not just vanilla birthday cake (although this is still classic!)
Late last April into earlier this May I had a few birthday cakes and a first communion cake to work on.
My friend asked me to do a puppy themed cake for her son’s birthday. The birthday party had cookie shaped like dog biscuits, and party plates were replaced with (new) doggy bowls.
Instead of doing a large 3D form, I opted for a 2D relief of a puppy. All formed with yummy rice krispies.
I then simply painted on the spots and doggy paw prints.
She had also requested another birthday cake in May for her daughter’s 9th birthday. A “Twilight” themed cake. Twilight – as in the vampire books/ movies that are the craze among preteen girls. Okay I’ll admit that I’ve watched the movie and have read all the books and I’m all for Team Edward…hmm I spoke too much…. anyways, moving on……
The birthday girl was all for Team Jacob (hence the little fondant wolf howling at the top the cake).
For the first communion cake, I was asked to create something with pink and purple flowers and white fondant covering the base. I tried using my flower embossing templates to give dimension to the plain white background (in pictures it looks horrible because my camera is really really old!)