Fire Engine Cake

Fire Engine 3 Fire Engine Birthday Cake top view Fire HoseI found a few projects from this last year which I hadn’t posted before and decided to share them with you.  This whimsical birthday cake was made for a little boy who loves fire fighters and fire engines, as so many little boys do.  The cake features a fondant fire truck, heroically spraying water to put out the fondant flames.  The birthday boy’s name is formed by the draping loops of the extra fire hose.  I really had fun making this one.

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Quilt Basket Cake

Quilt Sewing Basket CakeThis cake celebrates two of the recipient’s hobbies: quilting and basket weaving.  The cake is pumpkin spice with maple buttercream.  The piped basketweave design is complemented by a fondant quilt and fondant and gumpaste sewing notions, including scissors, a thimble, and a pincushion.

Princess Crown Cupcakes

Princess Crown CupcakesTwo flavors of cupcakes for a little girl’s birthday.  The chocolate buttermilk cupcakes are filled with homemade raspberry conserve, while the golden butter cupcakes are filled with milk chocolate ganache.  Then, all are topped by swirls of raspberry Swiss meringue buttercream and decorated with sugar pearls and princess crowns.

 

My Nephew’s Dragon

Green Dragon Castle Cake Green Dragon Little Boy Castle Cake

A dragon cake for my two-year-old nephew!  Carrot cake with cream cheese icing under 100% from scratch fondant.  Castle towers, a gumpaste dragon, a fiery number two, and rune-lettered stones spelling out the birthday boy’s name complete the cake.