Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Golf Anyone? A week of theme cakes dominated by golf fans!

It's very rare to have a week where the bulk of the themes are the same unless of course it's Holiday Season. However, this past week was filled with golf! In fact, out of 4 cakes, 3 of them included a golf theme. One was a wedding cake, one a grooms cake, and another a Birthday Cake. And they were all for different clients.

The first I'm going to show you is a grooms cake. I'm showing it first because it's a sports themed grooms cake that includes golf. And of course, with the Phillies doing so well this year, it was even sweeter. They won the night I worked on the cake (which must have been because of me. *wink*) No, I didn't watch the game. I am a rare breed. I live in a home that does not follow sports. My husband is into working with his hands, cars, motorcycles, fishing... but not sports. I consider myself a very lucky woman!

STATS: Pound Cake with Homemade Raspberry filling. Iced in Buttercream and covered in fondant. The ball cap is carved out of pound cake. The brim is cardboard covered in fondant. The details are gum paste, royal icing, and edible images.

This next cake is a wedding cake. The topper was purchased by the couple from a Polymer Clay Artist. This was the first time I put figures on a cake that were sculpted but NOT by me. It worked out well as this was a last minute order and the figures had already been made by the time I was brought into the picture.

The couple got married at Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy. There is a field of rock as well as waterfalls which makes it a really fascinating destination. If you are local and haven't made a trip there, you should go! And don't forget to bring your hammers! The high iron content in some of the rocks actually makes them ring like bells when hit with a hammer. The kids have a blast. I recommend NOT getting hammers from the dollar store as we lost several hammer heads down in the rocks when they fell off.

They asked that the location of the wedding be tied in with the golf theme. Of course having the topper provided also added inspiration. I decided to use the color pallet of the topper to tie everything together and am really pleased with the outcome.

STATS: Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Ganach for the bottom tier, Vanilla Cake and Raspberry Filling for middle tier, and Chocolate Chip Pound cake with Chocolate Ganache for the top tier. Iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. The waterfall is piping gel, the rocks are fondant, grass is royal icing, and roses are fondant.

This next cake is a Birthday Cake. My client wanted to get a cake for her golf fanatic husband. But instead of just putting him on the cake golfing, wanted to include their two boys. The oldest child enjoys golfing with Daddy and the baby will be out there with them shortly so he got to go along in the golf cart. This was my 2nd golf cart. I often don't like doing cakes a 2nd time because they never turn out the same, but you definitely get better at some things with repetition and this cart turned out so much cleaner and more streamlined than the first. Gotta love that!

STATS: Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mint Buttercream. Iced in Buttercream and covered with fondant. The figures are a mix of fondant and gum paste. The golf cart is also a mix.

The final cake is a Laptop Birthday Cake. The Birthday girl is a fan of iCarly so her mom provided a picture of her wearing an iCarly shirt to be the screen of the laptop. Isn't it such a pretty and very girlie laptop!?

STATS: Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Ganache filling. Iced in Buttercream and covered in fondant. The screen of the laptop is non-edible. The decor on the laptop is piped buttercream.

Happy Caking!



Sommer J said...


I absolutely adore the baseball cap. Wow. You did all those cakes in the same week??

Stacey said...

Thanks Sommer. Yes, all in the same crazy week. It was quite busy and yet not as bad as I imagined it would be. Of course I'm paying for it this week with about 100 loads of laundry and lots of cleaning!

Tammy said...

Great Job on the cakes! I can't believe you were able to make them all in one week. I would have been exhausted!

Art and Appetite said...

Love every one of them! Such great skills to do those. AMAZING!