Monday, October 28, 2013

Football Cakes

Today, we are having an end of season get-together for Z's flag football team.  I offered to make the cake.  I was just going to have one but we had trouble finding the football shaped cake pan (Hobby Lobby isn't exactly a neighborhood store for us) and I found the stadium cake pan at our local Wal-Mart.   When we looked at the cake pans and thought out how much just our family would eat, we decided we probably needed to do two (we did find the football pan finally).  So, I did......

Cake number 1: Football cake: Funfetti cake with buttercream and cocoa buttercream icing. 

Cake number 2: A football stadium: vanilla cake with buttercream and cocoa buttercream icing.  The "people" are sprinkles and I put fall sprinkles on the top because football is a fall sport.  I made the flags out of scrapbook paper and lollipop sticks.  I taped the paper to the sticks.  The "Wolverines" is the name of Z's team.  

Very cool cakes!!  And just so you know that I haven't gone too crazy and it really is for a flag football team -   "Gig'Em Aggies"  - #12 in the BCS polls!  "Whoop!!!"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

World of Cake Decorating

Last year, the local library offered a cake decorating class.  Since we have at least 7 opportunities for cakes, I thought it would be a good idea to attend.  Here's some of the cakes I've made....

Eye of Sauron (Lord of the Rings)

Red, White, and Blue for Wonder Woman

Dora Rainbow Star cake

Rocket for Buck Rodgers

Hello Kitty

Piano with roses for a piano recital

The music for violin piece played at recital

Baseball birthday

Last cake made for class - we were learning flowers with royal icing

Royal Icing flowers

Cake class creating while learning how to use fondant and our cutters

First cake from cake class - learning to use buttercream icing