Posts made in July, 2010

Nikon SLR Camera Cake

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in Designer Cakes | 2 comments

I received a cake order for a Nikon SLR camera cake for a camera lover. I have to admit, this cake has been a great challenge! I learned a great deal from sculpting this cake, and I even taught myself to cast sugar to make a lens!Unfortunately for me, we were hit with a major heatwave and no AC could prevent the lens from melting a bit. I’ll post the pictures of the lens when I first cast it, and then you can compare it to the final picture on the camera. I must say I was sorely disappointed! I am, however, very pleased at how nicely it came out on my first try. I never casted sugar before, I just put together the ingredients I had at home (sugar, glycerine, and water), and voila! I casted a lens. The flavor of the cake was marble (vanilla and chocolate swirled together) with chocolate frosting. The consistency of the cake had to be a little denser than regular cakes in order to hold the shape. I initially made a fluffy cake and it fell apart as soon as I tried to create the base. I then re-made a cake with a denser consistency and had no problems! Front view of the cake: Back view of the cake (I inserted a picture using edible paper): Button view (my favorite is the trash button): Hope you like what I did!! ...

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Pink Floyd The Wall Cake

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in Designer Cakes | 0 comments

Any Pink Floyd fan would understand the different themes in this cake. This picture doesn’t do the cake justice, because it doesn’t capture all the details I put to the bottom tier. The bottom tier represents “The Wall” album. I tried to mimic the brick detailing that the album cover had. On the sides, I have the image of the screaming man (like the one on the DVD cover) and that of the marching hammers. The middle tier was by far my favorite! It represents “Dark Side of the Moon.” I absolutely fell in love with the prism and the spectrum of colors! They look so vibrant against the black background. The cake topper is not cake- I actually covered a plastic pig with pink fondant. I chose the pig for two reasons: one, to represent “Animals,” and two, because Roger Waters always has a giant pig floating around in the concerts. I baked this cake for my boyfriend’s birthday and I chose Pink Floyd because I got him Roger Waters tickets as a birthday gift. Since he loves to indulge, I made this cake extra decadent. The cake itself was chocolate, and I put one layer of dulce de leche (a south american caramel that’s absolutely delicious), and another layer of chocolate with home-made candied walnuts. I got a lot of compliments on the flavor and many requests for...

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