Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wreck It Ralph

This cake was (indirectly) ordered by two sweet little girls who wanted their daddy to have a cake based off of his (and their) favorite movie, Wreck-It Ralph.  For those of you unfamiliar, it's a recent Disney movie that tells the plight of Ralph, a video game bad guy who just wants to feel good about himself.  He spends his days destroying the same building, thus all the bricks on the cake.  Since I pretty much love everything Disney, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Vanilla cake iced in buttercream, covered in fondant.  Ralph himself is made entirely out of modeling chocolate.  It's been over two years (this cake) since I've created a modeling chocolate person, but I am very happy with how he turned out.  Isn't he cute?  Bring on the modeling chocolate!

Rubber Duck Baby Shower

It's a boy!  My sister-in-law threw an amazing baby shower for one of her coworkers.  Everything was blue and yellow and matched the rubber duck theme.  The cake was no different.

Vanilla cake filled and iced in chocolate buttercream covered in marshmallow fondant.  The duck on top is an actual bathtub toy, not edible.


It was 1997. I was in 6th grade.  I doodled "Allison DiCaprio" on my notebooks and spent my hard-earned babysitting income to see Titanic in the movie theaters NINE times.  Even if movies weren't as outrageously expensive back then, I still cannot believe I did that.  The scary thing is that I hadn't even seen it as many times as some of my friends.  It was like some sort of weird competition.  And this was a 3+ hour movie we are talking about.  Anyway, my 11-year-old self would have flipped at the thought of a cake like this...

There is a really neat story behind this.  Several years ago, there was a boy who requested a Titanic cake (See...I wasn't the only one obsessed) for his 8th birthday.  His mother, being the super mom she was, ordered one from a bakery.  On the day she picked it up however, both she and her son were sadly disappointed by a small round cake with a sinking v-shaped ship draw in icing on the top.  17 years later, this poor mom has still not heard the end of this cake!  She thought of the awesome idea of ordering this cake and getting it delivered to his work as a surprise on his birthday.  It was a success!  She definitely redeemed herself. :)

Vanilla cake iced in buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant.  The iceberg is also cake.  The smokestacks are the bottoms of ice cream cones.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Oak Ridge High School Graduation

Here is my most recent...and favorite...graduation cap cake.  The high school colors were burgundy and gray.  She is heading to UT in the fall!

Strawberry cake with a vanilla cream and fresh strawberry filling iced in buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. All of the accents are fondant as well.