this time I don't have a card to show you, instead I am posting the latest birthday cake I made for my youngest grandaughter who recently turned 7. She asked me to make her a 'Frozen' themed cake. Aside, pulling my own hair...lol...I checked on line for a few ideas and, ultimatley, proceeded to come out with my own,
with the hope that it would turn somewhat decent enough to make my lil sweet grandaughter happy.
I wanted to incorporate some unique snowflakes to Michela's birthday cake, using the biggest snowflakes stamp set I had :
'Snowflake Spot' (an old set from SU, year 2006 ) served this purpose well.
Then, on I went, experimenting with 'designing' with blue melted chocolate , right on kitchen's waxed paper lined over the previous stamped images...
voila'...slowlyyyyy, slowwwwlyyyy, I managed to somewhat 'design' some yummy snowflakes
Not easy to do, for sure...
especially when no previous attempt was ever made to do this, on my part and I don;t have such a steady hand either....lol
In fact, I can almost guarantee this would most likely be my first AND last attempt at this! lol
I also used an oval Spellbinder die to trace around
white fondant. I wanted to use the oval shape, and decorate it with mini candy-balls and place the previously traced # 7 in blue chocolate, in the middle of the white oval, for a good contrast...
Well, that didn't work too well as the #7 cracked...yikes! What to do now ? Plan two - well, of course, I used blue candy-balls in the to form a #7, iced each little ball at a time and put them in place....After all that was done, the white ones still shifted...thus some of them look crooked too...but at this point I really wasn't too concerned....lol
Well, that didn't work too well as the #7 cracked...yikes! What to do now ? Plan two - well, of course, I used blue candy-balls in the to form a #7, iced each little ball at a time and put them in place....After all that was done, the white ones still shifted...thus some of them look crooked too...but at this point I really wasn't too concerned at all....
Here's the final product...a total labour of love from a 'crazy' nonna!
The most important thing for me was to see my grandaughter sweet face lighting up when she saw her cake for the first time....as well as the other lil girls present, all squealing with delightful joy ;)
Sponge cake (NOT from a box, all fresh and made from scratch) ,
filling : purple/lavander frosting and mixed berries jam
Both cakes are covered with vanilla fondant (purchased at Michael's)
I decided to make other treats that the kids would love,especially the birthday girl.
I named these 'Sven's antlers'...and they were a hit :) They simply are pretzles sticks
dipped in eithr white or blue chocolate and then dazzled with all kind
of sprinkles and tiny mini snowflakes...(these sticks ARE addictive, soo yummmy!)
These are the 'sparkly' cake pops I also made for Michela's 'Frozen' party....
The cake pop themselves are really easy to make...but to cover them w/ hot dipping
chocolate and decorate them is a nightmare...it took me forevahhh....lol
Lastly, using leftover chocolate cake pops, I turned them into what
I dubbed them as 'Sven's droppings'...lol....hummm definetly...colorful too ;)
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