May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, Amy

Happy Birthday, Amy Anderson!
I missed Amy's birthday last week--it was a bit too close to the exam for me to think about doing anything. I promised her a make-up cake sometime after the big day and here it is. She mentioned how much she loves "that white know, the one under the lemon coffee cup at Christmas...with the raspberry in it." (Side note--I'll talk about the lemon coffee cup another day). What Amy meant to say was that she LOVES the WASC (doesn't everyone) with my homemade raspberry jam for filling. I made this cake a very small 6 inches so Amy won't have to share with anyone. Just for her, I torted it twice so she gets twice as much raspberry, too.

  • WASC
  • Raspberry jam filling
  • Crusting Buttercream (VIVA) --hey, I don't make up the recipe names, I just eat them
  • Royal Icing flowers made in Lyda's class
May 16, 2008

Lightning McQueen, take 2

Here's Josh's Lightning McQueen. I like this version better. The really shiny fondant on the other one was a bit too much for me. I do not, however, like the front end of this one. I must have been thinking of a different car when I carved it because the front curves under instead of out. You can't even see his smile. Luckily Josh didn't mind my oversight. The tires are sandwich cookies dipped in melted black icing.

  • Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake
  • Wilton decorating icing
  • Satin Ice fondant
  • Royal Icing details