The tiki cakes were sculpted to resemble the couple hosting the luau and each cake stood about 2 ft. tall.
Wood grain texture was added, and the features and texture were enhanced with an airbrush.
The bamboo-style lettering was made of fondant.
The turtle was hand formed from modeling chocolate. The flower lei and sea shells were made of gum paste.The palm trees were fondant over copper tubing. Texture was added with scissors and modeling tools. An airbrush added color variations.
"Time To BevMo! Clock" Cake Sculpture for BevMo! Grand Opening.The clock turned slowly to show both sides. The wine bottles, shot glasses, and ice were made of isomalt sugar. The two spirit bottles and mint julip cup were carved from rice cereal treats. The bar tools, grapes and other details were hand formed from fondant.
BevMo! Ice Bucket and Keg Cake Sculpture for Second Day of
Redding BevMo! Grand Opening.
The wine and beer bottles and ice were made of isomalt sugar. The beer mugs were made of rice cereal treats covered in fondant. The grapes and other details were hand formed from fondant.
A couple from Alaska wanted a "wedding cake" that depicted the scene where they became engaged. There were in Alaska looking at a beautiful iceberg while sitting on a driftwood log.
The iceberg had a hole in it--quite challenging to recreate with edible materials.
The gumpaste figures were dressed just as the couple were on the day they became engaged. The ice on the lake was made of sugar.
Through the magic of PhotoShop, the cake is set in a scene from Alaska.
This motorcycle-themed birthday cake was 3 1/2 ft. long x 2 1/2 ft. tall. With a base "highway" cake, it served approximately 300.
These non-identical twins were turning 60. They and their wives love to ride their motorcycles cross country. Notice the wives in the mirrors.
Another angle of the motorcycle cake. The cake was decorated with fondant.
The faces were hand formed from fondant.
A classic cherry blossom wedding cake that served about 150.
A close-up of the cherry blossoms.
Watch our YouTube video on easy cherry blossoms.
Luau Motorcycle Cake--A Hog riding a HOG!
We made this cake for an annual luau hosted by a couple who both ride HOGs.
The motorcycle is approx. 3 ft. long and the rider sits a little over 2 ft. high. The beach (which could be made into a highway) and the tank and fender were cake. The rider and motor were rice cereal treats, but could be cake if more servings were needed.
Riding buddies for our HOG friend--courtesy of Roland's PhotoShop skills.
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The cake was 8' 2" tall and weighed approx. 250 lb.
It was the tallest cake of the Ultimate Cake-Off season.
The top cake spun around, there were lights around and below the cake, and circus music played from a hidden player in the base (music was muted on the show).
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For Food Network Sesame Street Cakes Challenge
The cake was approx. 5' 5" tall and weighed approx. 200 lb.
We did a Luau cake locally, and the big challenge was that it would be outside in almost 100 degree heat. This affected what cake, icing, and decorating media we could use.
The palm trees had tubing supports and were decorated with fondant. The trunks and fronds were decorated using modeling tools and scissors. The coconuts were hand formed. An airbrush was used to add dimension.
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Isomalt (we carry it in stock now) and hard candy molds were used for the ice cubes. Isomalt was used because it remains clear at high, hard-candy temperatures--nobody wants yellow ice!
Notice the "puddle" of ice on the board. This was made by pouring hot Isomalt onto a silicone mat and adding a finished "ice cube" before the "puddle" became firm.
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The pig was stacked cake covered with fondant. For the face, a support was made for the snout. The facial detail was formed by hand.
The "lime" was covered with green fondant and then hand brushed with green and yellow food color for the citrus effect.
Hand-made gum paste orchids were placed around the board. Molded shells were brushed with cocoa powder.
The "wooden planks" for the ice bucket were strips of brown marbled fondant, cut to size and let dry. After dried, they were airbrushed to add more woodgrain.
The rope for both the ice bucket and baseboard (around the cinnamon sugar sand) was created using an extruder.
Here's a local birthday cake we did recently.
The cake was covered in white fondant.
After masking off the areas we wanted to keep white, the beverage area was airbrushed green
The lime was hand formed from fondant. The straws were stir straws.