Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pool Table Cake

I have to make a pool table for a surprise birthday party.. for 80 people! So I decided that I needed to practice since I've never made a pool table cake and especially because its for so many people and I wanted to be sure that I would be able to do it, I think I'll be able to. =] I'm happy with the way it turned out. I know that its a little bit less neat than I would have liked for it to be but for the first one.. I'm proud of it!

Here are some pics:

Top view..


The balls..

They're actually cupcakes =D..

I even made some chalk..


This is the actual cake that I made for the party.. which came out MUCH better! (except for the water spot that my mother got on it!) The fondant was smoother, the balls came out better and most importantly the cake tasted better!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Zebra Cake

I saw this zebra cake on Baking Bites and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! lol.. So I decided that I wanted to give it a try but I wasn't really in the mood to start baking at 10:00 at night. So I made a Duncan Hines boxed cake.. I know, I cheated lol. I figured that it was all about the technique and it really didn't matter what kind of cake I made or what color it was, and it didn't. I made it pink and purple and I liked it! =P

If you want to try it out, Here's what you do:

After you've made your cake of choice split your batter in half and add whatever color food coloring you'd like. Take 3 tablespoons of one color and put it directly in the center of the pan. Then take the other color and put it right in the middle of the last color you put down. Repeat that until you've finished putting all the batter into the pan. Just make sure that you don't shake the pan or move it around so it will spread. You have to let it spread on its own! It seems like it isn't spreading until you get to the last few tablespoons of batter and then you notice how much it actually spread. Good luck! =]

Kinda looks like Pac Man, No? lol.. I decorated with some neon
dinosaur sprinkles and plain pink and purple sprinkles..
It was so good, I love Duncan Hines!..
I made them opposite, I think i like the bottom layer better though =]
Backwards view..