Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rocketship Cake

3....2.....1....Blast off!!!!

I had the opportunity to create this super adorable Rocketship cake this week. The rocket is made completely of marshmallow fondant so it is edible but it can also be kept for years to come. The little alien is also created from fondant.

Little Cayden's mom sent me a picture of a cake and wanted his to look very similar. I did my best to bring in all of the fun design elements that the original creator used. Such a great cake for a fun Space party.

This one was so cute on both sides that I had to show you the back as well. I loved the little planets with the marbled colors. I also put some great texture into the moons.

This next one is just another example of a fun rocket ship design for a cake. I created this one for my son when he turned 5 years old which was actually almost 6 years ago. How is that even possible? It seems like just yesterday. 

This cake was carved from a stack of about seven 6 inch cakes and the planet was carved from a stack of four 12 inch cakes. It was all 100% edible. This was also one of my very first sculpted cakes. Lots and lots of tears went into figuring out how to structure this little guy. 

My favorite part of the cake was the cute little alien peeking around to scare the astronaut.

So, I couldn't possibly make a post about space and rocket ships without posting this adorable Angry Birds Space cake. The moons were absolutely fun and different. I love a carved cake.

I hope you enjoyed my cakes for this week. Just let me know if you have any questions. Check out my website at Hopessweetcakes.com. And, feel free to email me at Hopessweetcskes@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fishing Cake

Gone Fishin' Cake

Don't you just love this cake?!? It is one of my new favorites. I get so excited when a client gives me full creative rein over a cake. I wanted this cake to look fun for a child,  but still have realistic looking elements as well.  I absolutely fell in love with the pretty calming blue with the pops of red in the floats. The base color is marbled with different shades of blue. The fish is also coated with a layer of shimmer to appear wet. Of course, the camera did not pick up on all of that glorious detail!

Everything is completely edible. The fish and floats are created from marshmallow fondant.

I used a watercolor technique to "paint" the fish. To get this look you simply water down gel food coloring with vanilla (or any flavor) extract. Once the alcohol evaporates from the vanilla extract, the cake has a beautiful color remaining. I layered different colors of green and brown to make the fish look as realistic as possible.

I had so much fun creating this cake. If you have any questions about this design or would like help creating one for yourself just shoot me an email at hopessweetcakes@gmail.com. Hopefully I won't be gone fishin'......sorry.....I couldn't resist that cheesy pun.

Have fun cakin'!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Paw Patrol Party

Paw Patrol Party!!!!

My little Caboose turned four this week! How is it that my baby boy is 4 years old? Like most four-year-olds, he loves Paw Patrol. He was supposed to have had a Paw Patrol party last year when he turned 3 but decided to do a superhero party instead. This year he was adamant that he would have his Paw Patrol cake, although I did try to persuade him into a shark party. He was a great help in designing the cake, and his biggest request was that he could keep the figures after the cake was eaten. Mama didn't argue with that one. I definitely didn't want to create all six of the characters out of fondant. I found the little figurines at the local Dollar Tree!!! Can't beat that!

His other request was that his name had to be on the cake. 

And he needed a great big 4 on top!

Have you ever wondered how to get elements of the cake to look exactly like a cartoon or toy? Well here you go. I sketch it out on wax paper. I layer the wax paper and draw each color on a different sheet. After the entire design is sketched out I cut them out of the wax paper and then cut it out of fondant using the wax paper as a stencil. Below is my sketch of the Paw Patrol lookout tower.

And here is my little cutie seeing his cake for the first time. He was so excited.

We held the party at a local swimming pool and clubhouse. I knew that the kiddos would not spend much time inside the clubhouse so I didn't bother with too many decorations. The centerpieces were a fun little craft I found on Pinterest using Paw Patrol party plates and tissue paper.

Scooby snacks and Reese's Puffs cereal were the perfect addition to a puppy themed party. I found the cute little dog food bowls at the Dollar Tree. After a good soaking in Dish Detergent they were the perfect serving dish for the party.

This was such a fun little party. And my birthday boy loved his cake. If you have any questions or need details or any help creating a Paw Patrol cake or party of your own feel free to shoot me an email at hopessweetcakes@gmail.com. Also you can find me on Facebook at Hope's Sweet Cakes.

Happy Caking!!!