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Friday, December 31, 2010

Parachuting Koala Cake

My sister Avery spent the last semester on exchange in Australia. Of course a cake was expected upon her return. Since she "enjoyed" a skydiving experience during her time abroad, I thought a parachuting koala cake would be a fun idea, and something a little different.
I used glass candle holders I found lying around our house to support the cake, and cotton balls for clouds. It would have been fun to make the clouds out of cotton candy but it's not easy to find it around here, and pink clouds don't really work...
I used a steamer to give the cake a bit of a shine and it made it look a little more like a parachute. Once again, rice krispy treats and modeling chocolate for the koala. The cake was chocolate with peanut butter buttercream, Avery's favorite!

Baby Blocks Cake

The end of 2010 has been pretty busy with work, family, and the holidays, and I haven't kept on top of my blogging, so before the year is up I'm getting a couple posts out.

This cake was for a baby shower and flavors included vanilla with lemon buttercream, red velvet with vanilla buttercream, and red velvet with peanut butter buttercream.
Getting sharp corners for the blocks was more challenging than I expected. The final result wasn't as clean as I had hoped for and for my next square cake I'll be trying a different method. The bear was made of rice krispy treats and modeling chocolate and I included a dozen or so vanilla cupcakes with lemon buttercream.