I can get a lot done in one night it seems. :) I hadn't quite planned to do any more cakes until October. In fact, the 2nd cake was a request I had originally declined but was able to pull off last minute. :)
Anyway - the present cake and cupcakes were for my Boss. :) His son is getting married and they wanted a cake for the wedding shower. I'm happy with how they turned out and so was he. :) (pfeuf!) The cupcakes will go around the present cake on the board for the shower...I just didn't pack them together because I didn't want them bouncing around on the journey to Miramichi. :)
The MOnster High cake...well...I think Duff Goldman changed his coloring formula because I used to be able to get dark black frosting with very little coloring...this cake, though, took the entire bottle!! :( The up side was that because I had all the frosting and baking done ahead of time, I was able to decorate this cake in an hour and a half! (And it took that long because the logo fondant was being obnoxious.)
Ok so...that's that...no more cakes till October!! I mean it this time!! :)
This is my most recent cake, and my last for a bit as I'm taking a break until my next cake in October...or at least that's the plan for now. :)
I started chatting with the birthday girl's Mom a little while ago, when it was decided that it would be a CHOCOLATE (insert Happy Dance HERE!!!) Space cake. We laughed over some fun ideas but Mom pretty much gave me creative freedom to do whatever the heck I wanted - WOOT! And so - this space themed cake was born! :)
The base is supposed to be earth (I suck at Geography - Don't judge me!) The pie shaped green bit with teh star on it is supposed to be Africa....please squint - you'll see it! Honest! lol Obviously, the next ball up is the moon. I'm really happy with the craters but it was missing something so I tucked a little birthday girl peeking out of the moon - just for fun. :) And What's a space themed cake without planets?? Well..this cake has 3 of them...the red planet is Mars, the blue planet is Neptune (or at least that's what I'm calling it cuz it's kinda blue) and the purple one is - you guessed it - Uranus!! ROTFL
This next bit is my favorite part of the cake!! :) What's that you ask??? Why yes!! Yes that IS a dinosaur sticking out of Uranus!!! LOL (It's OK - the birthday Mom totally approved - even encouraged it!! :D) The best part was after I passed the cake over. When I was walking away I heard the birthday girl say..."Look Mama - The monster is stuck in teh planet!" I laughed out loud - I couldn't help it!!