I made this Beauty School Cake for a co-worker who was leaving our medical office to go to beauty school. I wanted to wish her the best.
The cake was made using the Pampered Chef batter bowl. I made two cakes with the batter bowl, trimmed the top of each and inverted one onto the other to make a round cake. I used straws inserted into the cakes to help support the weight. The cake was then covered with a thick coat of butter cream icing.
The face of the cake is marshmallow fondant colored with yellow and a little red Wilton concentrated paste. The hair is also marshmallow fondant. I used a pasta maker with the spaghetti attachment to make the strands of hair. The rollers in the hair are Swiss Cake Rolls wrapped with fondant hair. I also placed pink cotton candy "hair" in foil on the head as if a hair color application went terribly wrong.
The expression on the face is priceless! The cake was a big hit at the farewell party. I hope this cake brought Kellie a little luck to take with her, or at least a smile!
My little angel granddaughter was about to turn 7 and what better type of party for a little Diva than well, a Diva Party. I made a two tier cake using 4 layers for the top tier and 3 for the bottom. Each tier was alternating layers of chocolate and yellow cake.
The yummy filling was vanilla/almond butter cream with the same being used as a crumb coat under the brightly colored fondant. Because time was an issue (asked to make the cake at the last minute), I did not have time to dry the pastiage to make stars and letters so I used brightly colored craft foam for the stars and lettering. Also the sticks for the stars needed to be very small but florist wire kept bending so I used spaghetti to hold the stars (don't laugh, it worked great). I then wrapped the base of the cake with a fondant ribbon.
The Little Diva Birthday Cake was delicious but what was really special was the look on my favorite little girl when "Dram" showed up with this tasty centerpiece!!!
I love to make cakes for my kids. I have used this sight to get a lot of my ideas (so thanks everyone). The one thing that I have learned is that everyone's cake will show up different, but it can work. Mine never looks like the one that I want.
So, here's how I made this glam girl cake. For the purse I just cut the cake into a long triangle. Then used pink frosting and used a wire ribbon for the handle (it worked pretty good for me).
With the left over cake I made 2 squares and stuck suckers in them, it gave it a little extra. The Box was the hardest thing, but fun to make. I used graham crackers for the top, sides and the drawer at the bottom. I covered it all in white chocolate dyed with food coloring. Then I just used candy jewelry and sprees.
This Beauty Cake was made for my daughter's 30th birthday. The makeup was made using colored fondant, the tops of the nail polish bottles were held in place using spaghetti and edible glue, the mask was made by covering a mask with rolled out fondant which was left to dry for about a week.
It was then painted using edible paint, the cucumber slices are also fondant cut out using a scone cutter. The handbag is a 10" Victoria sponge cut in half and sandwiched together with butter cream. I put a strip of colored fondant across the curved part of the cake then used white fondant to cover the rest, leaving the colored strip exposed. I cut notches with a knife to look like a zip and cut a quilt effect also with a knife and added silver balls for decoration.