Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back to the Bakery

I stepped in to help at the bakery again and had these cakes to design.  It's funny to try decorating while pregnant.  My belly got in the way!

In the midst of decorating this lego cake, I noticed a glob of green icing on my apron.  Then, as I am piping the borders, I notice a patch of icing was missing on the corner of the cake.  I had some retouching to do but it all worked out.

No day would be complete without a zebra cake.  Funny thing is the shoe cracked all the way through when I tried to place it on the cake.  I attached 2 more cutouts of the same fondant shoe to cover the on the front and one on the back.  Luckily, they called back and asked for a heart that read "I Love You"!  I knew just where to put it! 

Speaking of a baby belly, this order was for a rocker chick belly cake.  We ended up going a little more subtle than what I would have called "rocker chick" but I think it worked out for the best.  Plus, they wanted the belly to read "Born to Rock".  I opted to use a silver star to draw in the silver dragees.  I was also VERY proud of my bow!!!

Fondant Sculpting

Ihad a great time sculpting fondant into little figures at the bakery the other day.  Most of these were for a safari baby shower.



The zebra was by FAR the most difficult!!!  All those stripes took forever.


The teddy bear was for a 2 year old's birthday.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OSSAS Grand Champion of 2011

Gary Silverthorn was announced as the Grand Champion at this year's Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show!!!!

For more details on the other wedding cakes that placed, please visit

Congratulations Gary!!!!

Photo taken from TLC's Ultimate Cake Off

Left to right: Pamela Tsaldaris (Assistant), Carol Lowe (Main Assistant), Gary Silverthorn (Contestant), Edith Hall (Assistant)

Monday, October 3, 2011

OSSAS 2011

My hubby and I just got back from the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I went last year and placed 3rd in my division, which was Semi-Professional Holiday Cakes.  I don't "want" to be a semi professional b/c I've only been doing this for a little over 2 years.  But since I have taught a cake class and have worked as a decorator in a bakery, I have no other choice.

I chose to compete in the same division as last year b/c I wanted to do better this time.  AND...I actually got FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!  YEAH!!!!!!

Everything is made of fondant and is hand shaped.  I used an extruder for the fence and the witch's hair.

I based my Frankenstein out of a book for sculpting clay figurines but made sure to add my own flair.  His spiked cuffs were my favorite addition.

I made the skeleton out of fondant and was very proud of the skull and hands.  I could not get his arms and hands to sit right with the sign.  So, I just let him look like he fell apart.

My tree was my pride and joy.

I used wire and chocolate fondant.

Here's my tree skeleton.

And I simply added the fondant in sections starting with the branches and working my way to the trunk.  I added texture and let every section dry before attempting the next.

To smooth out any lines or patch up cracks, I used small pieces of fondant and water.  I smooth the edges of the patch with my fingers until the edges were completely invisible.  I covered the entire tree with water so the coloring would be consistent and then packaged it separately for the trip to Tulsa.