Archive for March, 2013

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Buzz Lightyear Cake and Elegant Birthday Cake

March 23, 2013

This time of year my schedule is very limited at work so I usually never get to finish cakes and see them out the door. This week I was able to create some really cute cakes that I thoroughly enjoyed making.

Buzz Lightyear CakeThis Buzz Lightyear cake was a 10 inch round Gluten-friendly chocolate cake that was for a 4th birthday. Buzz was made from Rice Krispies Treats that were covered in fondant. When the customer came to pick up the cake I told her that Buzz was totally edible but minus the toothpicks for stability. She asked me if Buzz was Gluten-free and I had no idea. I know that Rice Krispies cereal has gluten-free product but I didn’t know if the actual pre-made treats were gluten-free. She was going to check just to be safe and that made me feel so much better. I learned that I need to know what is gluten-free and not when I’m making my figurines.

Elegant Birthday CakeThis cake was so cute when it was finished and I wanted to take it home for myself! I thought the black fondant stripes were going to take me forever but they really only took about 25 minutes. The bow loops were made by one of my great co-workers and I just had to assemble it on the cake.

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Buzz Lightyear Fondant Cake Topper

March 21, 2013

fondant buzz lightyearThis week at work I was assigned to make a fondant Buzz Lightyear cake topper. Creating famous and easily recognizable ┬ácharacters are a little difficult to make but I was up for the challenge. This topper was created for a 10 inch cake with a Toy Story Buzz Lightyear theme. The legs and body of Buzz are made from Rice Krispies Treats and covered in fondant. I made the legs and body the first day and let them dry so that I wouldn’t disturb the fondant. Sometimes when you try to create everything in one day the fondant wrinkles from the weight of the arms, head, etc. ┬áThe next day I put on the arms, head and little details for his uniform.

buzz fondant

I rested his arms on little cups that were the perfect height for drying. I also had paper towels under his hands to keep them from drooping.

back view of fondant buzz

The back of Buzz’s head was flat because I need to sculpt his face but hopefully people won’t be looking at the back. Hope you enjoyed looking at Buzz!