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!"
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.
Again, great job .. thanks for sharing ^_^
Candle Cake~~Three 8" round red velvet cakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese filling/frosting. Fondant decorations and LED tea lights. Each of the 8" rounds was about 2" tall with about 1/8" - 1/4" inch of filling. I ended up putting a ton of frosting on the outside because my cakes stuck to the pans. If I'd known THEN what I know NOW, I would have decorated a very cold or frozen cake instead of a fresh, cooled cake. Duh...
I wrapped the bottom of each LED tea light (purchased at Michaels) with Glad Press n' Seal plastic wrap so the lights could be lifted out of each "hole" and turned on when the cake was ready for presentation. I just cut out little tea light depressions in the cake and did a "crumb coat" in each depression before placing the LED tea lights.
For the texture, just put on your coat of frosting and tap a spatula on the fresh, UN-crusted, buttercream. I did not put any cake boards between the layers because the finished cake is pretty stable and is only about 6-1/2" tall.
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