Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blue Birthday Cake

Time to share with you guys pictures of my second cake. It was made about 3 weeks ago for my auntie's birthday and it was a surprise!!!

Blue is her favorite color so there you have it. I did have a few issues with my bow, which this time collapsed entirely. I realized it was due to the texture of my fondant, and mainly because I used a different brand (store brand) of marshmallows. The fondant was very sticky which made it really difficult to make smaller shapes and decorations. I still have to perfect my buttercream technique which so far allows me to write and make smaller, finer details but not complex ones.

I'm really considering taking a few classes just so I can learn the tips and tricks of cake decorating.

I'm doing another cake for my little niece's birthday so we will see how that one turns out. I'm torn between a heart shaped diva cake or a more plain square buttercream covered cake. The thing is that a lot of people are really not fond of that buttercream.... too fatty. Oh well... I'll keep you guys posted!

Enjoy the pictures!!! (taken from my phone, sorry...)

Ps: It was a red velvet (you can tell it's my favorite right?) and chocolate fudge cake with lemon buttercream filling. It had 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling; so from bottom to top  ---->> chocolate fudge, lemon buttercream, red velvet, lemon butter cream , chocolate fudge, lemon buttercream, red velvet.

*** That wrapper is my signature lol. My other half
would love to have it thrown away or even better... burnt!!
But I love it to pieces lol ***


Myne Whitman said...

This is a beautiful cake, and the make up of all that yummy goodness? WOW. I also like how the ribbon is crinkle, makes it look so real, lol...

How do I get my slice?

HoneyDame said...

Ok....Mrs Ndem, rememeber we are so on on you baking a cake for me so we can celebrate life, right?! All that goodness in one cake?! I can never ever be a size 6 or 8 for that matter....ever!

Priscy said...

This is really beautiful. Pleas fedex my share ASAP.

MrsNdem said...

@Myne Whitman, thank you. I was uninspired for a while and the end result was truly a work in progress throughout especially with my fondant giving up on me. My original plans were to make gift box cake. Thanks for the encouragement (the crinkled ribbon LOL). You are sooo

@HoneyDame, I remember ooo, don't you worry. We'll celebrate life ooo, maybe we'll even some of our blogger friends... or maybe we'll have they pay for their slice lol. My sister I'm size 6 ooo but my stomach is size 10 I'm telling you. I'm sooo fighting. I wish I could go back to my teen years sometimes. My sister whatever size you are, as long as everything is in good proportions (and I heard it is very well so in your case ;-) relative to other parts lol, and you are feeling good abt yourself, there is no point trying to go slimmer if thats not how you are built. Meat on the bone is sexy me thinks.

@Priscy, the FedEx people said they came to deliver but couldn't find anybody at your location. Where have you gone??? lol