Oddly, I don’t even like cake.
However, I quickly discovered aÂ HomeMade custom cake makes people really happy. Â Above is my first crack at decorating with Fondant. Â I was on maternity leave and while baby was sleeping I thought, how hard can it be?
If you’ve never decorated with fondant before, polka dots are a great place to start. Â Use different sized circular cookie cutters and people will think you’re a pro.
Here’s a some from my cake collection, which of course, are looooong gone..
A dear friend’s wedding cake
One crazy Christmas I gave all the guys personalized Cakes. Â What was i thinking trying to have 3 cakes finished on Christmas morning?!
And of course, birthdays!!
There’s the easy-peasy polka-dots again. This time all the same size to mimic Minnie’s dress. Â You can easily jazz up a cake with toys and paper decorations, that way you’re Â not trying to make everything out of sugar!
My Little Pony Cake
Emery & Porter’s cakes. Pooh and Sports themed parties.
But my most favorite creations are the ones where I paid lots of attention to the details and did it ALL out of sugar!
A Camper Cake!
And my twin’s BarnYard Birtthday Cake.
You can create beautiful gumpaste and fondant decorations, with just a few flower cookie cutters, all about layering and placement. See…
Emery’s Baptismal Cake
This wedding Cake for another dear friend and colleague required a lot of intricate piping.
TIP: Piping a design is made easier by tracing the pattern on a piece of wax paper, and then with a pin, pricking the design into the face of the cake, that way you have something to trace with your piping bag.
Wow, so many cakes and honestly, i don’t think I had a bite of any of them. Â And, I’ve never made my husband one. Poor guy. Soon! I promise. Â All of these cakes required the help of MANY family members, to either watch kids, help roll fondant, dye icing CLEAN UP…and Â talk me off the ledge. Â For me there’s always a point during the decorating process when i think, What the heck have i started, I CAN’T do this, but then i get a bit further and it starts to take shape, I love love love, the five minutes right after it’s finished. Â It’s even better than eating it….At least for me.