Sunday, January 23, 2011

Congratulations Eagle Scouts

Congratulations Danny, Kyle, Zach & Josh on attaining the highest scouting achievement.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eagle Cake Level 3

Two 11x15 butter cakes.

The cakes are iced and I'm starting to put in the dowels.
 I made the mistake of leaving wax paper underneath the cake. I never do this.  It took David and me several minutes to get this paper off the bottom of the cake.

Here come the red fondant stripes.

The cakes are stacked and the blue butter cream border is added. 


I am SO proud of this cake!  Delivering it is going to be FUN (she says sarcastically.)  There are about 48 cupcakes to deliver too.  I will post more pictures of the Eagle Ceremony later.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Eagle Cake Level 2

The top of the Eagle Cake is actually not a cake.  It's the rice krispie eagle head.  The middle tier is two 10" x 10" chocolate cakes with chocolate frosting, covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.

Isabel and I placed the white stars on the cake.  

Then I decided to put the eagle on top, to see how it would look.  Nice!  

Next up will be the third/bottom section of the cake; 2 ea. 11x15 yellow sheet cakes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cupcakes and Icing

The cake I am making for the Scouts does not leave any room for the boys' names, so I decided to bake two dozen cupcakes, put the boys' names on them and place them around the main cake.  I purchased a Wilton tip # 1M (really large tip for cupcakes) and I love it.  I piped 9 of the cupcakes with this really cute swirly pattern.

The other 15 were needed for the letters of the names.  For these cupcakes, I decided to use the technique I used when making Isabel's Hello Kitty cupcakes last year.  

Melt some frosting in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Stir.  Dip your cupcake
upside down in the icing. 

Allow for the extra frosting to run off a bit.

Leave them be to dry for a bit.  Ta Da!

I love the "ganache" look to them.  While they dried, I started making the fondant letters for the names.   

After placing them on the cupcakes, I used a bit of water on a paint brush to brush away the cornstarch I used to prevent the fondant from sticking to the letter cutters.   These will be placed around the cake, with the other cupcakes in between.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eagle Cake Topper

Well, it's time to make the real Eagle Scout cake for four Scouts in Troop 196 getting their Eagle Award.  I made the practice one back in November.

Homemade Rice Krispie treats.

Covered in homemade MMF, that my sister and I colored with food color gels.

He looks mighty mean

The rest of the cake will be baked and assembled later this week.  I'll post updates as I go.

UPDATE:  Level Two, Level Three, Day of Ceremony.