Basketball & Delivery

This weekend was a lot of fun 🙂 Mom has some boys that live next door to her that have the same birthday and also both play basketball. Since we wanted to do a practice cake for our new cake class, we decided to make them a birthday cake. After deciding between two really good ideas, we went with putting two fondant jerseys on the cake decorated in the boys’ team colors and a fondant basketball in the middle. This one didn’t take us as long as our cakes usually do, so maybe that means we are showing some improvement in the basics.

We also did a delivery for Creme de la Creme (www.cremedelacremecatering.com) this weekend. This was a 3 tiered wedding cake iced by Connie. Mom and I had to put the ribbon and flowers on once we got to the reception site. It was very pretty and I’m SOOO glad that Mom went too because she really helped me with getting the ribbon on straight and also putting the hydrangeas on (she’s much better at the flowers than I am). We were in and out within an hour with very little problems.

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Baby’s 1st Birthday

Treasured Cakes was asked to create a cake for a little girl turning 1 year old. I was given a picture of what she wanted and I recreated it in a smaller cake. Later, the cake will have a tiara placed on top and a pink boa around the bottom of the cake. I had a few challenges with this cake just as I always do. I am still struggling with icing my cakes smooth and getting the sides straight. Mom is always better at icing the cakes than I am 🙂 It was fun to add the edible pearls and some fondant details to this cake and I think that the bow fit just right.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

These are now my new favorite cupcakes!  They are chocolate cupcakes with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the middle and peanut butter buttercream frosting on top…and just for fun I added a piece of a peanut butter cup on top.  VERY rich and VERY good.  Made these for my new guineas pigs otherwise known as  my softball team.   I always get to try new recipes without having to worry about it sitting at my house for me to eat alone.