Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rose Cake

Today marks my first official post!
To honour that, I wanted to post a birthday cake I made for Dave. It was the first cake I made after deciding that it was time to get back doing something that I had once enjoyed so much...baking!

I had been wanting to try out a decorating technique that I'd seen all over Pinterest and YouTube called a rose (or rosette or 1M swirl) cake. So, for Dave's birthday that's what I did.

Lauren chose the colors, obviously!

At the time I made it, I was happy with it. Now I look at it and see all of it's flaws. But overall, I think it was a good first attempt considering I quickly decorated it while Lauren and Olivia were eating lunch.

It wasn't the most "manly" (or well decorated) cake, but hey, cake is cake! Dave agreed!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Swirl cake

This is one of my favorite cakes so far!
I made it on a bit of whim. I had been searching Pinterest and watching YouTube tutorials on different ways to ice a cake with buttercream, when I came across this video from Baked Tribeca.
After watching the video a time or two (or five...), I knew I had to try and make the "swirl".
We had some friends coming over so, it was the perfect opportunity to try it.

So, after several attempts, this was the final result...



I like how the swirl gives it a vintage feel. I also like that when the cake is textured, you don't have to spend forever trying to smooth out the buttercream!

And just to practice, I also made a couple of gumpaste gerberas to put on it. 




Did you notice the lovely cake turntable/stand? 
It's a Joseph Réal Design original that Dave made for me when I started my cake decorating classes.
I love it because it not only displays the cake nicely, but it's also makes decorating cakes so much easier.
You can check out more of his work here.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Coming soon...

Mommy, Can I Lick the Spoon? will be up and running shortly.
Please check back soon!!