Friday, February 18, 2011

Doggone Dog Bone Cake!!!

Even stuffed animals need parties, so I didn't even blink when my friend Shannon asked me to make a cake in the shape of a dog bone for her son Brady's puppy...toy puppy, that is.

I baked three rectangles in my bread pans... and cut four huge circles out of two of the rectangles for the ends. I cut wedges out of the circles so the piece would fit together, and then those wedges were sliced in half and arranged on top of the ends with a layer of buttercream between. This let me build up the ends of the bone nice and round with icing:

It was at this point I realized how incredibly easy it would be to make a booby cake. LOL
Next came marshmallow fondant on top so it would be nice and smooth:

I added puppy prints and some writing with icing I had thinned WAY too much. (It was running out of the tip! GAH!) And since the blue icing was way too thin, I just used white around the bottom. Pretty!

Bow wow!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Little Pony Carousel Cake

Our daughter Mary Pearl turned 6 and what did she want? A My Little Pony Carousel cake, of course! She LOVES carousels, and she LOVES My Little Ponies...and so there you go.
The bottom is three layers of chocolate fudge cake, with ganache filling, and then decorated with marshmallow fondant. The top was constructed of Rice Krispie Treats then covered in ganache and marshmallow fondant decorations.

Mary Pearl's favorite ponies got to ride on top after a quick trip to the horsey mane stylist, of course. I built it on my turntable so everyone could make the carousel twirl, but I should have thought of a way to add music. LOL