Ahoy, ye matey\'s 12/02/2009
After my son said he wanted a pirate birthday we asked " what do you want for your pirate birthday party?" he replied "a pirate ship birthday cake!" so for the next few weeks all he would talk about was having a pirate ship birthday cake, and so what did that mean? You got it, daddy was making a pirate ship birthday cake.
So anyone that knows me, knows that I can't do anything simple. So I decided to make the cake look like his pirate ship toy. The cake ended up being about 2 ft high by about 2 1/2 ft long.
I really enjoyed making this cake, even though I kept on looking at what I had and thinking, "this cake is going to look like crap". I ran into problem after problem which is still a trial and error process when I am making a new cake because I want to make it bigger and better than the previous cake. So my fondant didn't dry like I wanted to, and my platforms were too heavy, and trying to make the sails was a pain in the ass to say the least.
After I was up until 2 am the night before, out in a garage that was around the 32 degree's, trying to get the details on this cake, and dealing with some other disturbances. I just hope that one day my son can look back 20 + years from now and think "dad really made me a cool cake." That makes it all well worth it!!!!
Now, what's my next challenge going to be? I would like to make a blue/white UK basketball cake for coach Cal. I can dream, can't I??
Cincinnati Bengal's Cake 11/19/2009
I just recently did a new cake for a friend of ours. It was for her husbands birthday, he is a huge Bengal's fan so I decided why not do a football with the team logo on it.
This cake turned out great, because it was the first time I have actually used the correct airbrushing paint for it, rather than mixing food coloring with Vodka. Check out the cake and let me know what you think, I think it is one of, if not the best that I have done.
My next cake is going to be my son's Pirate Ship cake for his birthday, that will be interesting.
Finished Flower Pot cake 09/09/2009
I attempted to do a flower pot cake, and I had a lot of fun figuring this one out. I actually baked the cake in a NEW ceramic flower pot. Everything on the cake was edible besides some dow pins and little pieces of wire holding the flowers on the stems. I am still learning how to use the airbrush, and found that actually hand painting the flowers was best.
Getting the fondant to look like a terrakata pot was challenging, but I figured it out. I honestly don't think I could have come any closer to the right color. It was awesome to take this cake in to the birthday party and see everyone's reaction to the cake. This is the first cake I have done for some one that was not related or close friends. I guess I pulled it off and I am getting more confidence in my abilities in each cake I do. Next cake I am going to try to use modeling chocolate.
until next time my friends.
Flower Pot cake 09/02/2009
I am getting ready to start making a Flower pot cake, so this should be interesting, I actually baked the cake in a ceramic flower pot, then I am going to cover it in Fondant. This is also my first time using a airbrush, and boy do I need to work on that. I will be posting pictures as I start making this cake, I just hope it turns out good.
Bye for now,
Well this is definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done, if you don't know me, well, I have been in the restaurant industry since I was 14 bussing tables at Pasta Vino's in Paducah, Ky. I automatically fell in love with the people I worked with, and being able to have fun at work. After High School I went on to persue culinary arts, and found out that going to a Vo-Tech school was a joke, but I didn't have any other choice so I stuck to restaurants, and moved up pretty quick. by the time I became the youngest corporate trainer with Logan's Roadhouse at the ripe old age of 19, and spent 2 yrs on the road I then became the youngest manager with the company at the age of 21.
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