September 21, 2010

Shoe Box

A friend requested a cake for her niece turning 16.  Something fashionable.  So I did a Shoe Box Cake with a gum paste shoe.  The top is an actual shoe box lid covered with fondant.
Flavour Devil's Food cake, and I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to give it a kick. 

I used a 9"x13" pan to bake the cake.  I cut the cake in half (9"x6.5") and layered the halves with buttercream icing. I decorated it with fondant after.

- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

September 19, 2010

Story Book Cakes

Oooo..... Sorry for the late posting.  I have been busy though.

A brother and sister celebration. 4 year old Ashanti loves Princess Jasmine, and two year old Ajahni loves Spiderman. Chocolate cake story book style!
I prepared two chocolate cakes with buttercream icing. I pulled out some pages from a colouring book and placed a sheet of parchment paper on top of each of them. I then traced the pictures with a thin piping tip of black buttercream icing mixed with piping gel.  Once that was done, I took one of the cakes and placed the one of the parchment paper tracings upside down on top of the cake and pressed it on to the surface.  I then coloured within the lines with coloured icing mixed with icing gel.