White and Silver 25 year Anniversary Cake!

Hello all! I have been MIA, lots going on! But! I have been making cakes, just slacking on the posting of them ūüôā

I made a cake for my friends parents surprise 25th year anniversary! She wanted it to be all silver and white, which is so classy looking and I loved the idea. All of the silver was sprayed with my Duff airbrush machine in metallic silver.

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A nice big 25 right in front to remind everyone of their 25 years of marriage!

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I’ve never made a bow like this, but decided to give it a shot since Jasmin really liked it and it came out just like I had hoped!

You basically just cut strips of fondant, fold them in half, dab water on the end to keep them together, cut the end into a V, then place them on their sides to dry overnight. I sprayed them the following day, and assembled them using just water. Most tutorials used frosting to keep it all together but I didn’t like how visible it was. Water did fine.

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I am truly obsessed with my pearl bead mold. It makes them all so perfect!!! I use it ALOT now.

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I’m so glad I got my camera working again for this cake! It was the biggest cake I have done in a while since the Barbie cake (http://wp.me/p3N0qO-A6 click there to see that one, its still my favorite)

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Ta-Da! Hope everyone likes it, and I hope to be blogging more!

xoxoxox

Dani

This Little Piggy Went to a Party!

Good morning everyone! Today is Saturday and unfortunately its raining and really gross outside ūüė¶ 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! ūüôā

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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