Friday, May 18, 2007

Missionary Homecoming

The following cake was done for an Elder Missionary Homecoming. This young man was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was returning home after two years. He served in the Iowa, DesMoines Mission.

The top tier is two "shoes" looking worn and such with a missionary tag and tie draped across them. They are iced in chocolate buttercream and covered in black marshmallow fondant, details including laces are made from fondant as well. The missionary tag is made from black fondant, with white buttercream icing. The tie is made from blue and maroon fondant.

The second tier is "scriptures;" a triple combination (Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants [D&C], and Pearl of Great Price) and a Holy Bible. They are separate cakes. They are iced in buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. The "pages" are brushed or "gilded" with yellow/gold sparkle dust.

The bottom tier is a 14-inch round iced smooth in buttercream and filled with raspberry filling.

This cake would provide approximately 120 party size servings.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Off to Iraq

This cake was for a young Marine Reservist who is going to Iraq. It was from his coworkers on his last day. The cake was white with buttercream, fashioned to look like a US Troop stationed in Iraq. The cookies have an almond vanilla glaze to appear as yellow ribbons--supporting the troops and hoping they all come home safely!

The second photo shows a close up of the message on the cake.

This cake served 12-15.

"Swamped " at 50

The recipient of this cake does heating and air for a living. So having it say "Feeling 'Swamped' at 50, Jon?" was great for him. The cake is white with buttercream and raspberry filling. Iced in buttercream with a sugar cookie/fondant "swamp cooler" and a sugar cookie chair and fondant figure. Everyone thought the cake was great, especially the birthday "boy".

The cake size is 11" x 15" and serves just over 40 (2" x 2" serving). Bigger size servings would serve fewer.