This is one cell I wouldn’t mind dissecting! My daughter, Erin, made this for her science project. They were charged with creating a model of a cell organelle. So why not make it out of cake?!
Each individual piece of the cell came out and was viewable at 360 degrees.
Note… no cell model would be complete without its’ “cell phone…”
This cake was made for the rehearsal dinner at a friend’s wedding. They finished the top two tiers at the rehearsal dinner, and wanted to serve the bottom tier at the reception, so I took it home and pulled the fondant off and recovered it. It didn’t turn out too bad….
Erin’s cake won 3rd place in the youth division at the 2010 Tennessee State Fair!
The chocolate fudge cake was covered with vanilla fondant and then surrounded by fondant globes. Erin decorated it using food color markers.
This smaller version of the Cheeseburger in Paradise cake took first place at the state fair. I made it exactly the same way as I made the larger version… just smaller:)
This dinosaur was requested by the green-tongued Cole in the picture above. The base is cake, as is the top of the body and head. The belly and chin areas are formed from carved styrofoam. The legs and the tail were fashioned from Rice Krispie treats (homemade).
The volcano was formed from cake and covered with modeling chocolate. The interior was a PVC pipe which held dry ice.
This is the internal structure I built to support the dinosaur.
Sweet 16 cake – One beach tier, one for dancing, and the top tier replicated the hand-painted flowers on her bedroom wall. It was topped with her favorite book – “Little Women” being held up by the number “16”
This is a 3-tiered cake. The “buns” are vanilla, and the “hamburger patty” is chocolate. Ketchup and mustard are tinted vanilla butter cream icing. Tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and lettuce are tinted fondant. (As are the sesame seeds and confetti.)
The backdrop was painted by Erin Oquindo, my daughter and art director.
This cake was created for an end-of-the-year pool party with a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” theme.
Graduation 2010! My friend’s daughter, Savannah, and her friend Morgan are headed off to be roommates at the University of Alabama.
This cake was for a friend’s daughter who is a court deputy.