So, if you couldn't tell from the title - last week was busy. Like, really really busy. I did a FLDSMDFR Cake, Peacock Cookies (plus a cookie cake and cake pops), Wafer Paper Flowers & Ruffles + Tutus & Tiaras Cake. Whhaaaaat????
It wasn't as bad as it might sound but at 3am Sunday morning when I was finishing up the last cake, I was beginning to question my own sanity. Why was I working so late... errrr, early? Well, two of my kids have April birthdays and we had their joint party on Saturday.
In addition to that, SWAT Ministries was doing a presentation on Saturday night at our church and we really didn't want to miss that either, so my last cake ended up being a late one! But let me stop rambling... since I have lots to talk about, let's get started!
First, a FLDSMDFR Cake. It's not a typo. If you're like me and have no idea what that is, it's okay. I don't watch cartoons if I can help it, so when my son asked for that for his cake, I had to ask where he'd seen it first (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and then I had to Google it.
So... the pic on the right is what I found and the left is the cake I made. Not too shabby. I should note - I couldn't have pulled it off without my amazing husband rigging up the structure to hold the cake. Wanna see it a little bit bigger? Here ya go:
Since I'm already talking about my kids, let me go ahead and show you what Sarah requested:
BUT - before that, she wanted a peacock cake. She goes crazy for all things Peacock and since I felt like she'd probably stick with that theme, months ago (without telling her) I had bought that Peacock Cake stand... and I had ordered edible Peacock feathers to decorate a cake and/or cookies. I didn't want to mess up and forget to order so I planned and worked ahead (yay me!) and then, she changed her mind. Oy!
Not to be discouraged from my planning - I used the Peacock cake stand for her Giant Cookie Cake and then I decided to surprise her with the feather cookies. While she loves big soft sugar cookies, she also loves my roll-out sugar cookies, so I formulated a plan..... and this was the result:
She absolutely loved it!! And she was genuinely surprised... which I love! I used two of my smaller teardrop cutters to do the feathers (I matched the edible peacock feathers to the sizes I needed), then I hand cut the body/head cookie. I mixed up Electric Blue, Electric Green, and Regal Purple cookies for the overall effect. They were done with this cookie recipe, this royal icing recipe and Americolor gel colors. I was so, SO happy with the way it turned out!
OH and when I dug out the feathers, I also found bling sticks in the box that I totally forgot I had ordered! Since we were already going all-out peacock - I made her a dozen cake pops too. Actually - the hubby dipped them for me because I was so incredibly overwhelmed. He's not as smooth with dipping cake pops as I am but he did a decent job considering. And the kids... well, they just didn't care if they were smooth or not 😉
Anyway... I could talk all day about my kids cakes, but I have two more to share with you and I need to get to bed! Maybe I can write a dedicated post for their cakes and cookies soon... cross your fingers!
Okay - before I made either of my kids things, I did this 21st birthday cake:
I have this one customer who has been so kind to me - she owns a restaurant and catering business and has referred more clients to me than I can count. So when she called asking me to do this cake for her god child's 21st birthday, I was more than happy to oblige.
She wanted something chic and elegant... white ruffles with modern pink flowers and a touch of gold. Can you see the gold tips I painted onto the white chocolate buttercream ruffles and the wafer paper flowers? I wasn't even sure I could do that but I was really proud of how it turned out!
This cake was 6" and 8" rounds of wedding cake with white chocolate buttercream. The flowers were wafer paper. I didn't follow instructions exactly, but I learned the basic techniques of making these flowers in Stevi Aubles amazing Craftsy Class: Delicate Wafer Paper Cakes.
And last, but certainly not least... the Tutu's & Tiara's cake that had me up til 3am:
Gosh... I had my doubts about this design and color combination, but clearly, I'm an idiot. I was so, so happy with this cake, with the colors, with the design... and all credit goes to my client Monique who knew what she wanted and I simply made it come to life for her!
OH - and there were matching cupcakes:
I'm sad that I didn't get a better picture of these, but you get the idea... more ruffles and bows and stripes and purple and mint and gold... 🙂
SO whew... that's it. The four cakes (including the cookie cake), cupcakes, cookies and cake pops that I did last week! If you missed it, yesterday I shared the cakes I did the weekend before - go see those too!
Do you have any questions about these cakes? Leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!
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