Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bugs on a cake!

This cake was for a party with the theme "Every light attracts its own bugs".  So we have a lightbulb with some cute little bugs.  Cake was yellow buttermilk with raspberry buttercream.  Decorations were done with fondant.  

By the way, the raspberry buttercream is made with real raspberries, no artificial flavors.  I gently heat raspberries with a little sugar, just to sweeten them up a little.  Not too hot or it kills the flavors.  Puree the berries, then strain it through a sieve to remove the seeds.  Add it to my butttercream in a 4-1 ration (ie, 1000g buttercream to 250g puree) and beat it all together.  Let me tell you, this is absolutely to die for!!!  

It's hard to be humble when you make raspberry buttercream as good as mine!!!


"J" had a ninja themed party for his 40th birthday, so I made this ninja cake.  I think the head and the wrappings turned out very well.  Cake was red velvet, caramel filling, cream cheese filling, covered with vanilla buttercream, covered in vanilla fondant.  


This cake was for a 3-year-old's birthday.  Cake was yellow buttermilk with vanilla buttercream.  Thomas's face is made of gumpaste, and the rest of the decorations are fondant, with royal icing piping.