Friday, March 27, 2009

Twilight Cake

OK. I'm a Twilight Mom. I admit it. Not the stalkery-crazy kind, mind you. Yes, the books started off a little juvenile, but she got better. They are fun, they are fantasy and they have Edward.

I search the 'net and find several people making Twilight cakes, fantastic Twilight cakes, so I thought I'd give it a go. I bought some black and red fondant from Into the Oven, because there is no WAY I am going to color white fondant black. It would take forever and kill my arms in the process.

Here we gooooooo.

First, I realized..I have a lot of pans. This was me trying to figure out how to stack them. I opted for two layers instead of three, of the dome pans in the background.

I got a fantastic, wonderful cake recipe from Bakerella. This recipe was SO tasty! But the larger if the two cakes was so moist, it fell apart on Thursday night while I was trying to move it! Oh well. I kept the broken cake pieces in a plastic container and we've been munching on the pieces.

Tonight, I go back to my old, firmer butter cake recipe and make a rather large 10 " cake. (The 6" one from last night survived (pictured below).

While the large cake cooled, I covered the smaller one with fondant, and began making the chess board.

Next came covering the larger cake all in black and stacking the cakes.

I covered the bottom of the small cake with a red fondant ribbon, created the red chess piece and the "bloody" flower, which was bloody hard.

The larger chess piece. Yea. Difficult. I put it on a skewer to give it support. I won't even tell you what Jacob and I ended up naming it by the end.

Off to Wal-Mart I went. I was out of apples.

The apple for "Twilight," the flower for "New Moon," the ribbon for "Eclipse" and the chess board and pieces for "Breaking Dawn."

Here is the final product.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wall-E, the Final Cut

Here he is folks. Wall-E for Isabel's birthday party.

Wall-E, sans hands.

Side view, with one hand holding flowers.

Lighting the cake. It was a fun birthday party for our girl.