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.

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.

Noah’s Ark First Birthday Cake

A cake I’m rather proud of – the Noah’s Ark design was inspired by the invitation we received for Theo’s friend’s first birthday party.  The ark, rainbow, and animals are made of gumpaste and fondant.  A new recipe again, this carrot cake contains no refined sugar, just local honey from my parents’ hives.  The frosting is cream cheese buttercream.

Josie’s Birthday Cake

My sister asked for a small cake for her daughter’s birthday party.  Other than the birthday girl’s request for a horse and flowers on her cake, I was given free rein as to design.  As you can see, I took full advantage of it!  I had another design entirely planned, but after finding this adorable cake, I decided to make my own version of it.

Iced with Swiss meringue buttercream, the top tier is all chocolate cake, but  the bottom tier is “black and tan” – one layer of chocolate and one of golden butter cake with chocolate ganache filling for all.  The accents and modeled figure are made from gumpaste and homemade fondant.