Anywho, the character this week really is a new one - her name's Nancy, and she's fancy, and she loves to use big words, so she's a character after my own heart! Of course, a cake designed around the book series had to be just as splendiferous - with feathers, jewelry, sunglasses, and, of course, a crown.
The crown was made from gumpaste. I considered using royal icing, but had read too many horror stories about royal icing crowns breaking into a million little pieces...I needed something stronger, so gumpaste it was. Not to shabby for a first effort, eh?
There were also these fun cupcakes to match the cake. This one is the dark pink/chocolate cake version, but there was also a light pink/white cake version. And, yes, the "jewel" and butterfly were edible!
And every fancy party should include purses and shoes! Oh, and don't forget a few more crowns and a wand or two. All cookie versions, of course, so no need to try to find space for them in your closet!
Not everything I created this past week was full of glitz and glitter though.
There was this wildcat cake:
It was filled with tequila lime buttercream, and with the exception of the logo and inscription, was all buttercream.
And this Bieber fever mp3 player cake:
The "screen" on the player is an edible image. Sometimes you just have to concede that your best hand drawn effort won't measure up to the look of a pre-printed one...but the headphones and mp3 player are both made from gumpaste and made by yours truly, so I suppose I redeemed myself somewhat.
And, last, a few more birthday themed sugar cookies:
In a few different shapes and designs than the previous ones from last week. And, yes, I did add the ice cream cone cutter to my collection...but just look how fun it is! How could I resist?
Now, about the storage of all those cookie cutters, does anyone have any good ideas to suggest? I need something that doesn't take up much space...
Are you planning to watch the super game this coming weekend? I am, though more for the commercials than anything. Oh, and we won't be having pizza, it'll be homemade chicken fried steaks instead. Now, that's real football food!