Oh my goodness – July has been busy… my little kitchen oven has been working as hard as the sun this summer month….
My neighbor called me on behalf of her friend for a birthday cake. A birthday cake shaped like an owl for her 3-year-old daughter’s birthday (seriously, I love kids today! My cake was still a slab or a round…ohhhhh).
Then I had a New York city cake. This was set on a girl leaving for New York University in the fall. I wanted this to be girlie and fun. Think “Sex & the City” – in cake form.
So what’s NYC without buildings?
Or Broadway?? I took pieces of fondant and drew on iconic broadway posters – my favourite (to draw and watching the actual performance) was “Wicked”.
I even created fondant pieces of shopping bags and of course the Tiffany jewelry box. What is NYC with some hardcore shopping?!
Put it all together and you’ve got my interpretation of a girlie view of NYC!
My next cake I did was an ANGRY BIRDS SPACE! I have been looking forward to doing this cake since it was first requested! Why, you ask? Because I’m a geek and a fan of the entire angry birds series of games … don’t believe me? Look at my iPhone (then shake your head). Hehehe.
Creating all the Angry Bird characters makes me happy. Can’t you tell?
Then I created the moon. I’m so proud of how it looked.
Throw on a bunch of angry birds and one scared green pig…and voila!
The last cake I created for July was a cake for my husband. He celebrated his 35th birthday. Coming up with an idea for his cake took a lot longer than my 5-year-old coming to a decision on her cake. After much back and forth….originally he wanted a Guiness can cake, then a hamburger (he had that one last year), he finally decided on a BBQ cake.
This included 2 “skewers” of fondant meat and green peppers and button mushrooms. And yes I made sure to marble the meat – BBQ grill masters be proud!
So that’s a summary of my sweet July.
Bring on August…. more cakes to come