Topic Title: Croquembouche, Girls Soccer Cake, Christmas Candle Cake Created On Monday December 12, 2011 11:23 PM
Posted: Monday December 12, 2011 11:23 PM
Here's my latest creations:
Croquembouche~~Purchased a box of 110 yummy little cream puffs from Costco. Wrapped a Michael's styrofoam cone with freezer paper (shiny side out). Dipped half of each frozen puff in dark chocolate, set aside. Once each puff has been dipped, you apply a dot of melted chocolate and stick it to the wrapped cone. (If you just dip and attach, the puffs will stick to the cone as if they were welded there and will be impossible to remove. Found this out the hard way........) Drizzled with white chocolate. White chocolate 3D star. I made tiny dark chocolate molded candies to put around the base. The tower held 66 cream puffs.
Girls Soccer Cake~~My 8 year old niece is on a team with hot pink colors called Bubblicious. They made it to 3rd place in their league after 2 weekends of play-off games! Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! I used a Sharpie to make ponytails on the Wilton plastic figures, then used a #1 tip to make black buttercream "bows" on each ponytail. The cake, 9x13x4, is made with a new doctored recipe that turned out very well: Buttermilk Dark Chocolate. Filling--chocolate buttercream (made by her 11 year old brother!!!). Frosting--buttercream.
I don't have an airbrush, so I used a can of Wilton's green spray.
[I was just telling SunshineHobbyist that I was very unhappy with my lines and borders and roses and sides and so on, but that's because I wanted it to be perfect. No one except me noticed any flaws.]
Candle Cake~~Saw this on CakeCentral by VaBelle: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2222388
I LOVED the idea so I made this for a cake-friend's birthday on December 10th. Three stacked red velvet cakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese filling/frosting. LED tea lights. Loooooong ugly story behind the cake, but I can tell you that "frosting REALLY does fix anything!"
Thought I posted comment on this yesterday ... Fantastic Cakes !!! Beautiful Croquembouche ... I would have purchased the creme puffs too ... looks sooo yummy and beautiful presentation.
The soccer cake is terrific! The Candle outstanding!!! Love it ... at first thought you made the candle lights from blown sugar ^_^
Making 9" red velvet today for delivery on Friday ... am torn between your candle cake and another one I saw yesterday with 3 piped candles ... both are soo pretty ... know that the latter will fit in my box with the lid closed.