Thursday, July 9, 2009

Elmo~ A Practice Cake

Meet Amber

She is my awesome cousin that has decided to join me on a new adventure of baking. Secretly we would love to be professional cake decorators. Hopefully one day with lots of practice we will make some beautiful cakes. For now though my neighbor Tasha has let us make her sons first birthday cake. Of course we made a practice cake last week. This saturday is the party so tomorrow will we will be gathreing everything again to do anothe Elmo cake.

Practice Cake

Now any advice on how to get the eyes and nose super smooth?

Quote of the Day: You must look into other people as well as at them. Lord Chesterfield


Mighty M said...

No advice on the eyes. My daughter had a cake like that for her 2cd birthday, except it was a cupcake cake. Looked identical though!

James ~n~ Amber said...

If its butter cream, you could take a small off-set spatula and dip it in boiling water, wipe off the water, then smooth it over the icing. Dip it in the boiling water after each swipe over the icing. I haven't done this with buttercream yet because I'm a fondant fan, but I did just watch that tutorial on perfecting and smoothing buttercream and that's what she did. You are welcome to borrow it if you'd like.

James ~n~ Amber said...

The videos are by SugarEd Productions. The lady's name is Sharon Zambito. I ordered them from Global Sugar Art online but you can get them from her site and she has a blog.

Kayce said...

I think it looks great!! I really need to make some more cakes for practice!

Emma said...

Hey Crystal...if it is buttercream you can thin the icing a bit with milk. That will make it a little easier to get smooth. There is another method called the viva method. You let the icing "crust" then place a Viva paper towel on top of the icing and roll or pat smooth. Works great! I love cake decorating! check out my pics on myspace! If you have any other questions just ask!