Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Birthday Cakes

I had so much fun creating these cakes. The fondant recipe was the same as the trial run, but I did a little something different when laying it on the cake. I wanted to create a more fluid or wave like look to the cake, so I painstakingly laid and gathered the fondant (for quite a while) to give it the look of motion and waves. I didn't want it to look like I simply had done it because I couldn't get it smooth. This was intentional. I also imprinted some sea shells in the fondant, but it was a tad too warm for them to remain there - or my technique wasn't ideal and I didn't want to push it - so for the most part they are not very visible. The little cake's frosting is simply that, blue dyed frosting. No fondant for that one and I was whipping it together less than an hour before the party so the decoration and precision were not top priority. Besides my little one was going to smash it to bits, no one cared if it was pretty or not before he did it.

I look forward to next year when I can have another go with something fun and festive. I wonder what my son will be into in a year from now...




3 comments:

Mozi Esmé said...

Very cute! My girl would be majorly impressed!

lil' bit said...

They both turned out awesome

Helen McGinn said...

They are lovely! Well done. x