Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two Weeks Off

This is a notice that we here at Amy's Sweet Cakes will not be accepting any new orders for the next two weeks.

We are still responding to order inquiries for future dates beyond the two weeks.

Thanks,
Amy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Triceratops Cake

I wish that more children were into Dinosaurs these days, so I was thrilled when I received an order for a Triceratops themed cake this past weekend. It was for a little boy's sixth birthday and it was lemon cake with lemon and raspberry filling.

I was able to create the design so I came up with a triceratops piggy bank on springs for legs! The figure is made entirely with fondant.





Choo Choo Train Cake

I had free reign with this cake so long as I stayed within the train theme so I decided to hand paint a train chugging through the countryside. I got out my food gel, best paint brushes, airbrushing equipment and got to work.

After the cake was made, assembled, and covered in fondant, I cut out a piece of paper to look like rolling hills and used that to create a stencil of sorts so that the different colors wouldn't bleed together on the cake. I brushed the green color of the hills on first and then followed that up with the opposite part of the stencil to brush on the blue sky.

After the color had dried I used carbon pencil to lightly sketch out what I was going to paint - I didn't want to make any mistakes with the color! I then set to work painting with my best paint brushes, particularly my finest tipped ones, and dipped the brushes in food gel coloring along with a tiny bit of vodka. Most cake artists know that vodka is a more helpful tool over using water as its high alcohol content enables faster drying time. Plus it doesn't stain the fondant like water can!






Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frozen Cake

Okay, before you look at this cake and say, "Whoa, it's leaning or bulging!", I just wanted to say that I made it that way on purpose. I decided to make the cake look like it was "melting" too since Olaf the Snowman is melting on top. The cake itself is straight but I pillowed the fondant to give it the melting look.

The top tier was mint chocolate chip with chocolate buttercream filling and the bottom tier was nutella chocolate cake with hazelnut filing. The very first cake I made for this little girl was for her 5th birthday and now she's 8. Time sure does fly by!




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Duck themed cake

Just in time for Easter, I made this cake for a little girl's birthday party. The cake was lemon meringue with lemon curd filling and lemon buttercream. I molded the duck with Satin Ice fondant and I created the sign using wafer paper, ribbon, and food grade skewers. For the front of the cake I hand cut the label since I didn't have a pre made cutter in that shape.