Since I made watermelon fruit bowls, I decided to make a prep board too. I took part of the rind and left over clay. I then added it to a board with a little liquid clay and chalk to make the red watermelon juice. I then added a few extra blueberries, orange cane and starfuit cane to the board. Oh, then I added a few “seeds” to the board to make it really look like I just finished cutting up the watermelon.
It is officially summer and hot! I decided to make something nice and cool for a treat. Since I love watermelon, I wanted to make mini watermelons. Instead of just making the plain watermelon, I tried making a watermelon bowl. I then added watermelon balls (red), cantaloupe balls (orange), melon balls (green), blueberries, lemon cane, orange cane, starfruit cane and kiwi canes. Oh, I added a little “watermelon juice” with the bowl. I tried to make the watermelon stripes on the bottom, but I could not get the look. This was a fun project!
It is summer and really hot. So, I decided that everyone needs a little ice cream during the summer months. Instead of just making regular ice cream cones, again, I decided to make an ice cream sundae. Then I wanted a little extra type of ice cream with candy and cookies and lots of sprinkles.
So, today I have ice cream waffle bowls with candy, cookies and lots of sprinkles! I couldn’t decide on a flavor, so I made a little of everything, vanilla, strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Then I topped the waffle bowls with a little bit of everything.
Today I have another custom birthday cake order. This was a specialty order from a customer that wanted a miniature version of her daughters’ actual chocolate cake. So she could keep it forever.
The picture she sent was a chocolate 2 layer cake with strawberry frosting. It had pink swirl frosting with rosettes on top and candles. I started learning how to make the birthday candles for clay cakes. It was hard because candles out of clay would break when you hold them or try to frost and coat the candles. I learned that the hard way. So, then I tried toothpicks. They were a little big on the cakes and really didn’t look right. So, then I tried eye pins. That worked! It was really trial and error for the candles. In the end, it finally worked out and the client was very happy.
I have been busy in the mini kitchen making custom order birthday cakes. Today I am posting this Rainbow Layered Confetti Cake with rainbow snowballs and custom candle.
This was a fun order. The client wanted rainbow layers for the icing, and confetti sprinkles inside for the cake layers. They also requested rainbow snowballs for the top with confetti sprinkles. The number candle was a first for my cakes. I have tried a few candles before but never with numbers. This was a little tricky. I outlined the number with purple. I planned to add rainbow dots to the candle, but it was so small that I did not want to mess up the number.
After finishing the cake, I realized that the slice is a little uneven. But it was too late to fix the error. The customer was happy with the result. So, I guess I learned a little more when cutting a large layered cake. I also learned a new technique for the candle and made a very happy customer.
It is very hot and humid, so I decided to cook more cakes in the mini kitchen instead of heating up the real kitchen. This is a little more fun than making real food. Anyway, I love the light and spring colors. I tried to make a Spring Macaron Cake. I chose to use yellow, pink and blue for the cake layers. I also used the same colors for the macarons on top of the cake. I really wanted more of a pastel color for the layers, but I did not make them light enough. I still love the look. Oh, and I added a little confetti look to the top center of the cake.
I saw a picture of a Neapolitan real life cake that looked so delicious that I decided to make one in the mini kitchen. So, one cake turned into another and another cake, then another. Then I decided to make more Neapolitan sweets. It reminded me of ice cream, so I had to make ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches and ice cream popsicles. Needless to say, I have been very busy in the mini kitchen making tons of cakes and ice cream.