Put together a cake for mom and dad's 60th.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
They are taking over my dining room! A friend of Bobbi's asked if I would make 40 cookies and a big cake for a Minion themed birthday party for her son. So of course I said yes.
I used a rocket cutter for the Minions and just cut out the middle booster at the bottom.
I drew on where I wanted the overalls then filled in the yellow.
Filled in the overalls after the yellow had set and also added arms. Not sure if you can see it in this picture but the top two on the right have the arms added.
Put on straps and buttons
At this point I got so into decorating that I forgot to take pictures of my steps... so on to the Evil Minions...for these i used the rocket with the middle booster cut out and then added part of a heart, flower and small hand to make the hair on them. Notice I forgot to cut out the middle booster on that bottom left cookie...awkward...I cut it out.
I baked three 6" rounds, 4 cupcakes, and one 6' bowl to create this shape. Initally when I baked it I thought I would stack them up so it looked like he was sitting up but I had forgotten about arms! So desperation is mother of invention in cake making and I am actually very happy that I decided to lay him down. By trimming off a bit the back to lay him flat I ended up with the rounded bottom and two arms. The legs and feet are cupcakes.
So icing between all the layers then a crumb coat. A litttle thicker than your average crumb coat but ...
I put on a thicker coat of icing and then when it was slightly dryer I used the Viva towel method to get it smooth.
My friend, Dena, asked me to make 80 cookies for her daughter's 17th birthday on July 2. We had a dress rehearsal for our choir that night and Erin had to be at it so we served them to the kids for supper.
First I cut straight pieces out 1"x3", then I cut out a small burst and cut the straight piece with the burst cookie cutter and replaced the piece I cut out with the full one. I indented one end with a skewer for later. Outlined the burst on the firecracker with black, added yellow, orange, and red then pulled the needle tool through them to make it look like a burst. I put a little red icing on the little licorice pieces and "glued" them to the indent I made. Added red and white stripes then filled the other end with blue and made white dots. Some that I made were just unexploded fire crackers.
Friday, July 17, 2015
I wanted to flavor the royal icing with rootbeer flavoring and then use vanilla flavor for the ice cream part of the float. I just wanted to see if they tasted like a float.
I had fun drawing these up.
Monster Cookies for a 1 year old's birthday. A girl here in Lincoln saw a picture of some of my cookies and asked if I would make her some monsters for her son's birthday party. So these are what I came up with.