26.1.11

beanz anyone?

my old boss asked me to make a cake for her son's birthday, and she wanted it to be a replica of his fave mighty beanz #33 scuba beanz. she sent me some photo's of it and i tried my best to put all the details on. due to time i wasn't able to get everything on there. i had problems with the "water" in the mask and the shading. i tried it out on a smaller scale and it looked right, but when it was done on the actual bean, it didn't look the same.
the bubbles and the octopus are my fave part of the cake.

she asked me weeks ago to make this cake for him, but didn't tell him. two days before his party, her son said "we should have asked kelly to make my birthday cake." she told him he needed to ask sooner than two days before his party to give me time to make it. he loved it. he and his friends checked out all the details before they would let her cut the cake. little kids are so cute sometimes!


10.1.11

Happy new years!

i've got a coupke cakes to post about. the first was my first three tier cake! it took me a lot longer to decorate than expected. the bf helped me out by doing the hand painting on the middle tier. he did a wonderful job. his first cake decorating ever! the person who ordered the cake wanted it to celebrate 4 people's birthdays. one is into batman, one is into nightmare before christmas, one is a bee keeper, and the last was into film but that wasn't incorporated into the cake. there was a plan to add it in but it didn't work out and i ran outta time. it came together nicely though.
the next cake was for a old co-worker. he's into home improvement stuff so i made him a tool box. i had some issues with the red fondant. it dried out quickly and was hard to work with. our place is too dry so we are trying to fix that with a humidifier. hopefully it will help for future cakes. i am most proud of the fastener on the front. the tools are made of chocolate so that they can be eaten. i need a better camera. the one i have doesn't capture the cakes as nicely as they are in person.