Here’s another attempt at me catching up on cakes I’ve never shared. I made this Paw Patrol cake almost 2 years ago. It was so big, I couldn’t even get good lighting for the whole cake. Instead of making all the characters, I bought some figurines and placed them around the finished cake. A few reasons I like doing this, the characters look official because they are! I can spend time working on the cake design instead of making so many characters. And the child gets to keep the toys after the cake is cut and served! I call that a win-win-win! This cake had me nervous because of the structure, but it traveled beautifully. The bottom tier was a tall 9 inch. I paneled the cake in blue fondant that I rolled out in an ombre pattern. That was more complicated than I wanted it to be, it took me some time to get it right. The smaller paw covered tiers were actually styrofoam. I did that for structural reasons. There was a pvc pipe going through the entire cake and sticking out to hold the topper. I wanted to make sure everything held together nicely. I honestly can’t remember how I made the topper but I do remember leaving it off until I reached the event space, and slipped it onto the top of the pipe once I got there. I’m sure some of it was styrofoam, some rice crispy treats and some cake, all covered in fondant. I love how this cake turned out, but it certainly gave me some challenges!
I may have fallen behind in sharing my custom cakes with you. Like really far behind! Here goes anyway! I designed this cake for my son’s 5th birthday party. At the time he was obsessed with Curious George. I have seen this image of George floating away with a huge bunch of balloons and thought it would be perfect for his cake! I made the bottom tier super tall so I would be able to fit George and his balloons. I made the top tier very short to balance out the cake. I covered both tiers with white fondant and then airbrushed in blue using a stencil to create the clouds. I was having trouble covering the large bottom tier and kind of messed up. I tried redoing the fondant once or twice and was getting frustrated! Instead of trying over and over, I figured the airbrushing would cover any major issues. I covered the bottom with cut out fondant clouds using this cutter in different sizes. I marbled some fondant for the balloons to give them a bit more texture. Curious George was made out of fondant. My son loved his cake! Happy 5th birthday!
This cake was made for a lady who loves shopping. What better way to celebrate than with a shopping bag cake! I built the cake pretty tall in a rectangle shape. Then I paneled the cake with white fondant.
I added some gum paste roses to the side of the cake, I love how they look. They really balance out the cake.
To make the handles I took some thick wire and bent it. Then I wrapped it with white fondant before inserting it into the top of the cake.
I rolled out tons on red fondant using my pasta roller to get the pieces very thin. Then I cut small rectangles of fondant and ruffled them by folding them up and allowing them to dry slightly before attaching them to the cake.