Cake Purse and Polka Dots Galore

So my once a week posting is not happening lately, so I’ll just go ahead and say it, “I will be posting as often as I can” from now on.  Now that’s not to say that I’m not trying new recipes and techniques, but I’ve just had so much going on lately I haven’t had time to blog.  First up…purse cake.  I wanted to make my mom a purse cake for her birthday, but I had no idea where to start.  When you do a google search for “purse cake” or something similar you mostly get designer purse impersonations which I didn’t want.  Then I stumbled on this cake from My Sweet & Saucy.  I love her style anyway and she inspired my first carved purse cake (only my second carved cake ever).  Now my purse looks nothing like hers, but it made me realize that it doesn’t have to be a stuffy structured Louis Vuitton or Coach purse.  Plus I didn’t want to get in over my head on my first try.  Boy, am I glad I went that route.  My hat goes off to all you 3-D cake carvers out there!!  I wanted something kind of laid back with a little boho chic vibe and I think I accomplished that.  The cake is classic white cake with Italian meringue buttercream and chocolate marshmallow fondant that I textured using a stamp.  The flower is made of gumpaste.

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I also finished probably my favorite cake yesterday.  It was for my niece, Morgan’s, sweet 16.  The top tier is a 6” dummy cake on top of an 8” double drum-classic white and chocolate fudge with chocolate ganache filling.  It is all frosted in classic buttercream with fondant polka dots and a gumpaste flower.  All of the pink elements were also dry brushed with luster dust.

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I’ve also been doing some other things and we’ve got a website up for Double D’s Catering and Custom Cakes.  Take a look when you have time.  I still have some work to do to the site, but this is the basic layout we’re going to have.  Hope you like it!!

Happy Caking!!!

February 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . birthday, buttercream, cake, decorating, fondant, frosting, gumpaste, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Hooray for Burnt Butter Frosting!!

So, Will and I finished our cupcakes this morning.  We made burnt butter frosting to go with our peanut butter cupcakes.  This is seriously the pb cupcakesbest stuff I have ever tasted.  Not even joking!!  I got the recipe from allrecipes.com.  Click on the word recipe to go directly to it. 

I also took the time to play with a little bit of fondant to make some pretty flowers and I tried my hand at poured fondant.  Since I am the only girl in a house full of boys I have to get the pretty pink and purple stuff in somehow so when I am playing/experimenting that’s just what I do.

  The poured fondant wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be.  After I’ve done it a few times I’ll post a tutorial.  Will got out the gumpaste tools and tried his hand at fondant modeling.  Too cute!  You can see my new cupcake pics in the Cupcake Gallery.

What a great day!!

September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . cake, Cupcake, frosting, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Let’s get started!

One of my favorite cuppies!

One of my favorite cuppies!

Well, this is my first official blog entry. It’s my dream to own/operate my own little slice of heaven also known as Cake Rush-my very own specialty bakery specializing in decadent cakes and cupcakes. Until that day comes I want to experiment in every way I can with different baking and decorating techniques. For some crazy reason I’ve decided to share it with the world. At least once per week I’ve devoted to trying a new recipe or decorating technique. Let’s see how it goes!!

September 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.