Monday, March 15, 2010

"Zanzibar" Baby Shower Cake

I was asked by a co-worker to make a Zanzibar-themed baby shower cake. I had NO CLUE what Zanzibar was...turns out it's just fancy talk for safari. hehe Anyway, she gave me a picture and I printed some from the internet. They were too blurry to enlarge and trace so I drew them by hand and cut them out. I should have used cardstock so they'll last longer! I laid them on top of the fondant and traced around them with a toothpick and then used a small cutting tool and a knife to cut it out. The smaller pieces were just formed (or cut) free-hand to fit on top of the larger pieces. I used the leaf-shaped fondant cutter to make the leaves and the small circle fondant cutter to make the coconuts. My initial plan was to place the animals on top of the cake and then have jungle scenery (bushes, vines, etc) around the sides, but the animals were too big. So, I decided to make the whole cake a little safari/jungle scene and include all of the animals. I should have covered the cake board with the darker green fondant to look like grass, but it was too late when I thought to do it.

I really enjoyed making this cake and am quite proud of myself for making those animals!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

Hello! I'm Bre and this is a blog for The Sweet Boutique.
After looking at the website for Pink Cake Box, I thought it would be neat to try my hand at fondant! It was the Summer and I was bored! :) I was hooked after my first "fancy" cake and was ready for more! I started with pre-made fondant and didn't like the taste, so I continued searching the internet for more ideas. I found a recipe and watched a few you tube videos and that is how I have learned how to make fondant cakes. Before anyone asks, I have only watched about 20 minutes of one of the cake shows on TV. lol I only have 6-7 channels on my TV (and that's on a good day! hehe) and the cake shows do not air on those stations! lol I just enjoy making them and learning new things!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I enjoy sharing my cakes with everyone! :)