Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Carousel Cake

It was far from perfect, but here is the carousel cake I made for my daughter's 2nd birthday, which had a carnival theme.

It was 3 tiered, covered with buttercream and marshmallow fondant followed. The horses I piped with color flow a few days in advance, and attached with royal icing. The other details are all fondant or royal icing. To get the pointed dome top, I used one of those giant cupcake shaped cake pans, and baked a little cone shaped cake in the top half, then placed it on top of a regular round cake.

I was pretty pleased with how this cake turned out! And most importantly, all the guests at the party remarked on how good it tasted {I do boxed cake mix & make my own buttercream using Serious Cakes recipe!} The lines weren't all perfect, but this was by far the most complicated cake I've made to date, so I'll go easy on myself.
Thanks for visiting Heather Cakes!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Behold the Spongebob Squarepants cake I made for my niece's birthday last week!
The characters & ocean creatures I made with color flow, then used Wilton's food markers for the details. I'm really liking working with color flow!
The blue frosting was buttercream, I tinted it using half & half of sky blue & teal. Shortly before serving, I attached the color flow pieces to skewers with royal icing, then covered the skewers with top #68 in green to create seaweed. I wish I'd positioned the creatures higher, but oh well. I was very happy with how it turned out!
Happy Birthday, Indy!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Star Wars Cake

This is the cake I made for Mara Jade's 1st birthday! Mara Jade is a character from Star Wars that her parents named her after so it was fitting for the birthday to be Star Wars themed.

My dilemma - mixing girly/baby/1st birthday with STAR WARS. But I think it turned out pretty well, for my 2nd ever tiered fondant cake. ;-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

{First Birthday Cake!}

Today was the first birthday party for my baby girl, Eisley, and this is her birthday cake! It was Alice in Wonderland themed, so I went with a simplistic "Queen of Hearts" thing for the cake. The three tiers are covered in marshmallow fondant. It was my first time working with MMF, and I love it. Once you get used to how it works, it's SO easy!

It looked great with "the spread".

And Eisley claimed the top tier for herself.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I finished all the Wilton courses! See my Course 1, Course 2, Course 3, and Fondant & Gumpaste certificates:Our final cake involved learning carnations. I've never been a fan of the actual flower but I loved making the gumpaste versions. I think they're actually quite pretty!
I also did a fondant bead border. Now that I've finished the courses, I'm really excited to start getting down and dirty with cake making. I'm excited to experiment and learn more.

So hopefully, many more amazing cakes are to come! Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cake, Cake, Cake

Here are some recent cakes I've made!

This was the most recent fondant cake we made in class this week. That's a "trinket box" on the top, made out of fondant. And today I worked on my own birthday cake. It's square...
Yellow cake with chocolate buttercream made from scratch. This was my first time making my own chocolate buttercream. It was a little harder to smooth, but worked out okay.
After doing borders {which typically I'd do last, yes, but this time I didn't. So sue me.}
I used my fun new imprint tools from Wilton.
My writing needs work, but I was okay with how it turned out.

I added an exclamation point later for added excitement. Ooh.
And this, folks, is a cake I made for my family's Father's Day Celebration. Husband dropped one of the layers taking it out of the oven so it collapsed a little, which made the cake unstable, but I got it together okay. It's just lopsided...
This cake is devil's food chocolate with buttercream frosting and a little caramel in the center. Yum! The decorating turned out okay. Taste is what counts, right?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Course 3 Finale - Wedding Cake!

Here is my Course 3 finale cake - a two-tier wedding cake. Pretty frilly, isn't it? The stringwork gave me a lot of trouble. Grr. But over all it turned out pretty well.

At the top are three royal icing hearts leaning against each other to make a cake topper.

My borders are really good, yes?
So there you have it, my first ever tiered cake.