Cake Central is a huge website with a couple hundred thousand members. They include a vast variety of cake professionals and hobbyists who post pics, write in forums, read articles, etc. I have so enjoyed having this resource and have learned so much for some of the people on that website! Anyhoo, Jackie (the founder of Cake Central) asked me a month ago to help her with a little inspiration project that involved cupcakes. Then this past month the President, Leanne, emailed and asked me to help with a wedding cake project. So, I’ve had SUCH a fun time being creative!! Although each project had a due date of only a WEEK, I was still able to pull them off. And, hopefully the readers will enjoy them! Stay tuned for pics in the middle of March for the cupcakes and the middle of April for the wedding cake project…
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Yes, I need to work on my torting skills! Not all the layers were even…but it still tasted goooood!
Today I’ve been working on another cake design – for fun! I have so many ideas and drawings in my sketch book and have a few projects coming up that involves frills and fringe and ruffles, so I’m going to practise on this cake tomorrow. But I had to post a naked picture of this cake I covered in fondant today…it’s my BEST fondant job ever and I’m so excited! Fun techniques and lots of practise…I feel like I’m getting better every time. Especially for a taller cake. This is a brownie cake with buttercream filling, ganache filling and a buttercream crumb coat. This is 6″ round and 6″ tall.
It was smooooth!! I used the upside down frosting technique and then covered the outside in fondant after it had refridgerated over night.
I guess that’s it! I have my little girl’s 5th b-day coming up in a week and a half (I’m doing a generic princess dress form cake) and then my husband’s auction cake (a 2′ tall Latin dress form cake) in two and a half weeks…so, lots coming up!! Stay tuned!