Monday, June 28, 2010

Gymnast Cake

A while back a friend asked me to make a cake for her mother. No occasion. Her Mom caters and does cakes for a living. She once mentioned how no one ever made her a cake. That was where I entered. It was a simple cake: lemon cake with raspberry mousse filling and lemon Swiss buttercream. I piped little white daisies all around the yellow iced cake. Very simple, very pretty.

Another friend stopped by that house and had a piece of cake. I got a text from her the next day asking if I would do her daughter's birthday cake. She selected a cake based on the theme of the party. I got to planning and was about to buy the few things I needed when I got a text saying the theme of the party had changed. It was now a gymnastics party. The following cake is what they wanted. I had tons of fun doing it. *please note, I am obviously not a professional so please don't judge me too harshly!! Also, all pictures were taken with a cell phone camera, hence the crap-tastic quality.
WTF is with that right side? It looks bulgy! There was no bulge in person, I assure you.

Gymnast is made out of fondant. Hair was done using a...wait for it...garlic press. Bahahaha! I know they make fondant/clay extruders, but my garlic press worked perfectly!

Marshmallow fondant accents


Melanie said...


StepherB said...

How stinking cute is that! I love it! Fabulous job!

Jenny Wegner said...

you are too much! teach me how to decorate cakes!

JennyMac said...

That cake is ADORABLE!!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

What a cool cake! I worship at the altar of your decoratingness. So not a word by the way, but it works.

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Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner