DISCLAIMER** please note that this cake was made 2.5 years ago and the quality and workmanship of the cake does not reflect my current skill set as a cake artist. For recent cake projects, kindly scroll down to see other posts or click the categories on the right sidebar. Thank you muchly. Merci beaucoup. Muchas Gracias
I just thought I’d include that up there just in case people thought this is the “best that I can do” at this given time
I love their surprised expressions. This is the best part of being a cake artist
The second cake I’ve ever made and the FIRST tiered cake had a SUSHI, TURTLE and GOLF theme to it. (Um, what now?!) I had my company for not even a month before I decided to push my limits and tie a bunch of totally-not-related themes together for my uncle, aunt and cousin’s birthdays. My auntie Tina loves sushi. My uncle Billy loves golf and my cousin Rachel loves turtles.
Wow, Zach is so tiny here! I miss baby Zach!
I wanted to make a gigantic golf course with turtles crawling around and eating sushi. (A sushi-eating turtle?! Do those even exist? Maybe in Japan) I quickly scrapped that idea. Somehow I came up with this design. As you can see, the layers were stubby (I dislike stubby tiers!), it’s lopsided and let’s just say THANK GOD I’ve improved since then. I hope Miraculously, I didn’t use dowel rods in the bottom tier to support the top tier (in my defense, I didn’t know I had to use supporting materials). Surprisingly, this cake kept it together! I think the bottom tier was really dense… yes, that must be it! I’ve since made MOIST cakes so dowels are a must.
Uncle Billy loves golf
And finally… the sushi-loving aunt and her adorable kids…
I love Jason’s expression here because he was just scolded for punching Jess in the stomach and was forced to be in this photo, unwillingly.
There you have it! That’s my crazy family and the story of my second-ever fondant cake that miraculously didn’t fall apart without dowel supports. Isn’t it wonderful when life just works out?