Electrician’s Cake

Wire Spool Electrician's Cake with Stripper Electrician's Cake with Wire spool, wire, and stripper GFI outlet plug electrician's cake

A cake to celebrate the end of a continuing education class for a soon-to-be journeyman electrician.  Two tiers of chocolate sour cream pound cake, covered in vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream, are accented with homemade fondant decorations.  A couple of outlets on the front (one a GFI) and wrappings of orange and green wires completes the first tier.  The second tier is made to look like a spool of wire and topped by a fondant wire stripper tool.

Chocolate Quilling Birthday Cake

Round over hexagon tier with happy birthday plaque and quilling designsA small two-tier birthday cake.  Both tiers are almond cake with alternating layers of French custard and triple berry buttercream fillings.  A rich vanilla-bean French buttercream covers the cake, which was then adorned with quilling style clover leaf designs made from modeling chocolate and a happy birthday plaque.

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.