Gem City Cakes

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy One Year Blind Bob's!

I made this cake for the bar I work at! It was their one year anniversary of being open. 

One side was delicious chocolate to which I added chocolate milk, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings and chocolate sauce to the batter before baking. It was decadent! So good. 

The other side was yellow cake which turned out perfectly moist and bursting with vanilla flavor. I would know, one of my co-workers and I were eating it with our hands in the walk-in fridge at 2am! 

I was asked to make the frosting the color of the walls at the bar which are a burnt orange color, I also wanted to add bricks on the sides of the cake to add to it's ties to the bar as there are exposed brick walls there. I created a cut out stencil with a thick piece of parchment and laid it against the sides of the cake. I then smoothed icing over the paper, then peeled off the stencil. This was something I once saw on a Food Network challenge and it worked out really well for me. I was pretty happy with the outcome and hope to use the application again in the future.

The Blind Bob's logo and the mouse from the menu were done with buttercream transfers. I went over the logo with more icing and added the silver dragees. 

Can't wait to make more cake!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh! The Dog Cake!

How could I have forgotten the dog cake! It was for my dog's 2nd birthday! He loved it! It was made of chicken, rice and eggs mostly! Frosted with colored mashed potatoes!
It was so great. It looked so much like a real cake, it's possible that someone at my work accidently took a bite out of a piece that I brought for my friends' dog!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Cakes

I made this cake for the contest.
It was a lot of fun to make!

This cake was made for two of my awesome friends for their birthday! I used chocolate and candy melt to make all kinds of awesome things that had to do with their lives.  One of my friends dog, a sand dollar, lilies, Ohio, Kentucky etc.
Everyone loved it! This was my first four tier cake. The top tier was lemon, the middle two were white cake and the bottom was lemon cake filled with strawberries and buttercream. It was SO GOOD. I was really excited I got to help eat it!