Thursday, September 4, 2008

Photostory Friday - Basket Case

Today My Mom, sister Vicki, and I all got together to finish our cakes. At class we were only able to finish our basket weave frosting and borders.

We had already made the royal icing flowers in the previous three weeks. So all we had to do today, was assemble our masterpieces!



This is Mom's. Her's had these lovely sprays of mixed flowers around the sides.



This is Vicki's gorgeous cake.

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This is my supercool cake. My cute birds broke :(

It just has two larger sprays along with the little picket fence garden.

We didn't bake this session at all. For these final cakes we used royal icing over styrofoam blanks, so that we can keep our beautiful cakes and display them on our lovely footed cake stands. Mine will reside in my china cabinet for the next four or five years. It will replace this one...

from the first time I took this class. It was white buttercream when I originally made it and has mellowed to an antique cream. Not bad for four years of decoration!

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39 comments:

Cecily R said...

Once again, I am MAD AT YOU because now I am desperate for cake with that frosting. Desperate.

Those are beautiful.

And I still really REALLY want cake.

Blast you!!

Mandy said...

That is some great (and delicious) work!

Chris said...

Those cakes look great! Cake decorating really is an art. Nicely done!
Now, I want cake, and I have none.
Thanks a lot.

that girl said...

those cakes look deeelicious!

Susie said...

WOW! That is talent--the most beautiful cakes ever! With pics like these you really can have your cake and eat it too!

Hmmm. I do need to go to the grocery store tomorrow. Wonder what I'll buy?

Jessica said...

I made a joint cake for my twin boys' first birthday and I thought my hand was going to fall off! My mom had to finish it up for me. (you can see part of it here http://sjyoungblood.blogspot.com/2008/01/happy-birthday.html)
Do you use real icing? It lasts for 4-5 years? If that's true it's kinda scary that we eat that...not that that would stop me!

Krystyn said...

Okay, I'm talking to Cecily and MamaGeek...no more pictures of food for PSF!!!

Those are fab cakes.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ You're so talented! Serioulsy LOVE this one!!! :)

CrackerJacks said...

Very cool idea. They turned out really good! Such talent!

MamaGeek said...

WOWZA you are SO TALENTED! Seriously, that cake is 32 flavors of fantastic.

WELL DONE!

Now can I get a piece? :)

Pampered said...

Too much fun! Great job!

Sharon said...

I've always wished I could do that! Very cool!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

love this!! I want to learn how to do the weaving with icing- I don't have enough patience though!

Cecilia said...

You just made me crave some cake!!!
Those are beautiful cakes!
My birthday is in two months, just so you know....LOL

scrappysue said...

you did that? i'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO impressed! that's awesome! and so cool you can do it with family

Mom24 said...

That's really beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do that. Maybe someday. Maybe.

photomommy said...

Wow! I wish I could do stuff like that.

Makes me want some sugar...

Great photos!

The Apron Queen said...

Insulin! I need some insulin! Wow! Those look wonderful. YUMM!! You did a great job.

My post is There's a snake on my foot!

Mandy said...

That is impressive!

beth said...

These are amazing!

Crazymamaof6 said...

fabulous! you and mom and Vicki did great!
Joy LOVED her flower, the yellow one. she is saving it. forever. she'll probably keep it in her bed, and get ants. that will be rad. she's smart like that.

i don't think they get that it's hard nasty frosting? do you? looked lovely though.

have a fab friday.

Killlashandra said...

Those cakes are awesome! You learned some wonderful icing techniques and the results are beautiful. I bet they taste just as good as they look too. :)

Mekhismom said...

What a wonderful cake. You are quite talented!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Wow... those are so beautiful!!!

I don't even think I would mind the styrofoam!!

Mamarazzi said...

i don't care if it is styrofoam...i wanna EAT it!

i am super impressed with that basket weave things. holy moly y'all are AWESOME!

your talents always impress me!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Impressive!! Now I have a serious sweet tooth!

Jenny said...

I am SO impressed! Very nice job.

Susan said...

Awesome!!! I would LOVE to take a cake decorating class.

Shellie said...

That is great work!

Golightly said...

Wow, that is incredible! I don't think I will ever be able to do that! Make me kinda hungry, too.

Robyn said...

Wow, great job on the cakes.

Casey's trio said...

What a fun class to take! I would be terrible at frosting cakes like that...but I can eat them pretty well:)

tommie said...

very impressed with the buttercream weave....

Jessica said...

Wow..Those are so gorgeous!
How fun that you did it with your mom!

lisaschaos said...

Those are all beautiful!! Sorry your birds broke but I think your cake still turned out lovely!

ValleyGirl said...

Those are INCREDIBLE!! You ladies are so talented!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

These are beautiful cakes! Remind me to never post a picture of a cakes I decorate, you put me to shame! :P

vsalono said...

We had tons of fun taking cake classes together. We took classes at Michael's at Tempe Marketplace from teacher - Brad McIntire. He is an awesome teacher and super talented. Hopefully Jane will post her disected frog cake and her turntable cake again. They were outstanding!! She is so talented and creative! From her big sis, Vicki.

Candace Taylor said...

I googled wedding cakes and it took me to your blog. Your perfect pear wedding cake was just what we were looking for my brothers wedding. It turned out great--I am so glad you shared how you made it. I was just put in as the new enrichment leader in our ward and was happy to find ideas for that on your blog too. Just wanted to let you know that you have another reader in Idaho.

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