My name is Cailyn and I started taking cake classes last year. I developed a passion and love for cake decorating. I make lots of cakes and am always proud of my accomplishments. Not only do I make lots of cakes for people, I also enter cake contests here in PA and NY. I plan on someday when I finish school to open a bakery here in my hometown.
I am sharing in this photo a special cake that I made. I made this Fireman's cake for our town's Fireman's Festival to get the festivities under way. I presented my cake at the Fireman's Festival and everyone was very pleased. It was a honor to do something to honor all our firefighters in the community.
After making several BD cakes for my grand-daughters, my son complained that I had never made him one when he was little, so, since he is a firefighter, I surprised him with a Homemade Firefighter Helmet Birthday Cake.
This was the first time that I had used fondant and I thought that it came out great. I used Marzipan to form the upper part of the helmet and fondant for the Velcro and front patch. To make it a little more real, I colored shredded coconut with black, to give it the look of ashes.
We used this small fire hydrant cake as the 1 year cake the birthday boy gets to dig in to.
To make, we baked 3 small cakes in creme brulee dishes and then used a cup cake for the round top. We stacked the 4 pieces, putting icing in between the layers for stability and then went to town with the icing! We used gum drops for the nozels and pull-apart Twizzlers for the hose.
This Volunteer Firefighter Birthday Cake was a cake I made for my boyfriend who was captain of his local fire department. Was my first time making a cake with fondant. Made my own marshmallow fondant that I found online.