Pittsburgh Penguins Cake

Pittsburgh Penguins Cake!

I made this on Saturday, it’s a 10″ chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I made the penguin earlier in the week and let me just say… it was more difficult then I expected! But that was really the only thing that had to be made for the cake.

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I will admit this.. although mayeb I shouldn’t… but I originally cut out the words “Happy Birthday Nick!”. Then right before I put the letters on the cake I was like “Let me just double check that!” and turns out it was Mike not Nick! Thank GOD I  double checked! That would’ve been terrible!

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I used my awesome pearl mold for this cake too! I seriously love that thing! This cake was obviously for a guy and the black pearls looked manly still 🙂 It just makes the cake look so much more professional I feel like!

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Short post! But that was my only weekend cake to do! And now I surprisingly have none booked! Which is kind of nice.. I like to take a break every now and then!

Happy Holidays everyone!

xoxo

-Dani

This Little Piggy Went to a Party!

Good morning everyone! Today is Saturday and unfortunately its raining and really gross outside 😦 perfect day to write a blog post! This weekend I only had one cake order, from a friend named Val, who I have done at least 8 cakes for now! She is one loyal customer! 🙂

She requested a Pig Cake, just like one I have made in the past for someone! She said her boyfriends daughter Ariana saw the Pig Cake and loved it… so the Pig Cake it is!

Here are the ones I made in the past for Jamie for her son Dom’s 3rd birthday around April or May of this year. It was farm themed! How cute is that? I love cool themes for children’s birthdays! She wanted a pig cake (6″), and a cow cake (10″) and 24 green frosted cupcakes! Here’s how it turned out:

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I LOVED the cow bell! Its sprayed with the Wilton Color Mist in Silver!

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Here’s how she set it up at the party! She bought cute little farm animal cupcake toppers!

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All I had to do for the cake this weekend one was make one 10″ pig cake!

Everyone always asks, “How do you make cakes?!” well here is a step by step photo gallery of how I put this cake together!

On Thursday  I made the fondant decorations for the top of the cake:

First I made the snout. I use my Duff Tools to do things like the nose holes!

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These tools were like $24.99 at Michaels, but I’m pretty sure I got them for around $17.99.  I love them, I use them all the time. If I’m making anything involving fondant, these are on deck.

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Here are all the tools I used for this cake, very simple! I’m afraid this might look SO simple that everyone’s going to start making cakes themselves and putting me to shame.

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 For the eyes, I decided to reverse the colors from the cake I did before. Instead of white on black I did black on white. I cut out anything that is circular with the ends of pastry bag tips. They do the job perfectly.

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Then we start to build the cake! I frosted it, covered it in fondant, and began adding all the details.

Ears

Snout

Eyes

Mouth

And VOILA you have a pig!

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For the ears, just bend the tips to make them flare up on the sides. Fondant holds pretty well when its rolled out thin and shaped!

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I added “Happy Birthday Ariana!” along the outside of the cake in a hot pink fondant and also used that hot pink fondant for the boarder!

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And there you have it, a cutesy pig cake!

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This Little Piggy Went to a Party at 10am this morning!

Happy Birthday to Ariana!

AND

Happy 6th Birthday to my little Benny!

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I can’t believe he’s 6! I remember when we got him and he looked like a little snowball! So small, white, and fluffy!

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