Iowa Hawkeye Cake

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Cakes

I’m really NOT a football fan. Being from Mexico, football to me means soccer or as we call it,  Futbol !!  Now that’s a sport. I’m sure my BiL would be grinding his teeth if he read this.

No nasty emails please!!

Just because I don’t like follow football doesn’t mean that I don’t make football cakes. In fact, I love making them because they are fun.

This next cake was for a very young person turning a good healthy and wonderful 95 years.  I was excited to start working on it and here’s the final result…

 

This is a buttercream decorated cake. To achieve the grass color I had to mix so many different Wilton and Americolor colors from greens to browns and even a dab of black. Honestly with the horrible dry weather we were having, I could have gotten away with having yellowish colored grass.

I really could’t feel my hand after piping all that grass on a 11×15 sheet cake. For the letters I used a chocolate mold, but here’s my duh moment. I couldn’t find the mold with the “S” for Hawkeyes so I ended up using a different chocolate mold and added the letter.

Can you see the difference in the letters? I can.

Despite the letter issue that bothered me so much, I was happy with the cake and my client was very happy with it also.

The cake was half white and half chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling.

Small football cakes are popular groom’s cakes at weddings. You can see two more football cakes here and here.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a sweet treat today.

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Yellow and Ivory wedding cake

Posted on June 21st, 2012 in Cakes, Other Sweet Treats

This is my first wedding cake after having my third baby. I am not going to lie, but I was afraid that it would be too much… and with the baby, it was.  Here’s the scoop.

We have a 4 tier wedding cake featuring ivory peones, yellow lillies and tulips. Each tier of the cake is different in height which makes it beautifully  unique (client’s request, good job!). The two main colors, yellow and ivory while the accent color is black.

Another thing you should know about the cake is that only one tier on the cake is real. Yes! We offer cakes made out of styrofoam as an option to save on the total cost of the wedding cake. The third cake from top to bottom is the real cake.  It was a delicious chocolate butter cake with chocolate buttercream.

The groom got his cake also. For a football fan we made a football cake. He is a chocolate lover so his cake was also a chocolate butter cake with chocolate buttercream and covered in fondant.

We also delivered a couple of sheet cakes. Flavors included lemon cake with raspberry filling and  white caramel cake with dulce de leche buttercream. I never take pictures of the sheet cakes, but it is not much because we just cover them in buttercream.

The client also requested Cake Truffles. Flavors included Chocolate cake with Chocolate buttercream, Strawberry cake with raspberry buttercream and White Butter cake with vanilla sweet cream buttercream. All were covered in chocolate/white chocolate and drizzled with swirls of matching colors.

Here’s a collage of the wedding cakes.

It was a delight working with this client. Here’s a beautiful Thank You card we received from her.

We delivered the cakes and treats to the historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple.

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