This super lucky girl got not one but two birthday cakes!! One on her birthDay and the other for her party. How lucky is she!!
Her Mommy said she wanted Olivia and Peppa the Pig, Ninja Turtles, Minnie Mouse and a couple more I forgot.
The piggies were for her real birth Day just family. I made them out if gumpaste :)
And then for her big party she had Minnie :) I had been wanting to make one, so when she told me how she wanted it I got super excited. I love the round top with the ears and the bow.
It was all buttercream with fondant decorations. Bottom strawberry cake and top one was chocolate. Even the head was chocolate cake :)
Oh, and who can forget cookies!!
Between Easter, Spring Break, parties and last minute orders I've kind of neglected my blog. So I'm uploading my latest orders and a couple more from the past :)
This Easter/1st Birthday Cake order really got me stressing. The bunny's face. That's what had me losing sleep. I made it out of Rice Krispies but I had to get it just right, so that he had a cute expression.
And here is the cake at the party. The Mommy had such cute decorations. Look at those fluffy chicks!
I'd like to show you all a little bit of the stuff I work with that you wouldn't normally think of when you think of baking.
Aside from the usual KitchenAid Stand Mixer (which I loooove) Miss Kitty and rolling pin and cookie cutters I also use other tools.
I like to use a fan heater. Yup, a little heater for my cookies. This is really helpful for when I have a rush order or need to work with different colors and they need to dry fast. It dries my icing and sometimes leaves it shiny :)
I also like to use an Xacto knife. This little knife helps me cut dough for when I don't have a cutter and cut fondant for decorations on a cake. I always keep it nice and clean so it can always be ready to cut.
And for when I can't find a specific cookie cutter? I make my own with aluminum foil. I buy a turkey pan and cut it into strips, fold it neatly so that I that I don't cut myself and then bend it around until I have the shape I need. I've done McQueen from Cars and the aliens from Toy Story.
Of course I already found some machine that can make me designs from plastic but it costs $1800. I also read about a pen that makes 3D designs in thin air (how crazy is that!) but I'll just wait a little longer.
And this little scale that I just bought at Costco this past weekend. I'm starting to weigh my ingredients instead. I've noticed a lot of professional bakers do, even the fondant as to make sure parts are even and since I'm an aspiring professional baker (hehe) I have to start baking like one.
I like this one because the numbers are big and the screen is bright blue And because I was able to get it in red; not just black or stainless.
And I know this next tool is a requirement but I haven't shown it to you guys. It's my new little cookie convection oven! Ta-dah!! As you all remember, my oven on my stove burned or just stopped working so I decided to look for a convection oven. It bakes with even heat that circulates all over and not just from the bottom. So my cookies back super fast and even now. I love baking in it!
So now you know a little of how my brain works and sees baking stuff everywhere. I'm sure everyone has their little tricks and tools for making work fun.