This cake was new for me as far as flavors. The top two tiers are Banana cake with cream cheese filling. The bottom tier is Lemon with raspberry. All covered in fondant. Piping is with black royal icing. Monograms are made with fondant then painted with silver luster dust.
This was so fun to do! I stacked a lot of cakes and carved them to make the shape of the body. The tail is rice krispy treats. Royal icing on floral wire is for the "blow hole spout". The turtle is gumpaste.
This cake was for my son's band, Heartist. I took it to a 'family-of-the-band-members' BBQ. Since our boys are leaving for tour Nov. 25, 2012, they wanted the families to get together and get to know each other. It was a great day!
I started decorating cakes in 2006 after taking classes at the local party supply store. It quickly became my passion. I took a job at a warehouse store as a full time decorator and have also taken over teaching cake decorating at that same party supply store where I first took my classes Decor Party Supply in La Habra. I've been there since 2007. I teach "beginners" to "advanced fondant". If this is something you think you would enjoy pick up a class schedule from Decor and join me for some very fun evenings.