Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Cake Weekend....


There was quite a delicous smell in our house this weekend! On Saturday my friend, Christy, had a surprise 40th birthday party for her husband. They were expecting a lot of people so I made a double layer chocolate fudge sheet cake with milk chocolate icing between the layers. The top of the cake was iced with the same milk chocolate icing and then chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs were added on top of that..... hope he likes chocolate! The tombstone (made of french vanilla cake) was set down into the cake and covered with fondant. We had a real adventure getting the cake out to Christy's house! Let me tell, you this thing was heavy! Michael is the perfect driver for this mission! Thanks Mike!
Then, on Sunday, another friend Michelle, had a sending off party for her oldest daughter before she went to the army. This cake was made of french vanilla and vanilla icing.
After all the powdered sugar was wiped off and the dishes were done we started planning the next cake! Michael has become a wonderful consultant when it comes to the construction of the cakes. Our next cake will be a cabin at Little Red River for a birthday party. I will be sure to post pictures!

4 comments:

Beth said...

Wow, Emily - your cakes are really great! You are really good at that fondant business. Is it homemade fondant? Standard or marshmallow? And HOW did you accomplish that camouflage business on the USA cake???

Astrid said...

You ARE the cake decorating guru! I'm also curious what you used to decorate the cakes with. So AWESOME!

Emily P said...

Thanks girls! I covered the tombstone and the "Army" cake in marshmellow fondant (homemade...MUCH better than the store bought and way cheaper and easier! Found the recipe online). I painted the camo with icing paste diluted with a little water. I LOVE painting with this stuff! You can do really anything with it! On my next cake I will need to have some gum paste involved so I will be sure tell you how that goes!

Debbie T said...

Em, your cakes are great! There is no end to your talent! :) Just passed on your bows site to a friend of mine with 3 girls! :) Hugs!