Do they even still do that segment? Is Sesame Street even still on air? I hope so, I have fond memories of that show.
Anyway, the whole point of that little trip down memory lane was to provide some background/idea of where we will be going with today's post. Best be beginning. (See what I did there?)
Things that Begin with "B"...
The glove was covered in fondant and the ball was made from rice krispies, then also covered in fondant. Adding the lacing details to the cake was a test in my patience, but it wouldn't have been the same without!
The baseball glove cake was for a 1st birthday, so there was also a matching smash cake. Guess what it resembled? If you said a baseball, you'd win the prize...assuming we gave away prizes for that kind of thing around here...
Another thing that starts with the letter "B:"
This cake design has been fairly popular for a while now, yet this is the first one I've done. The feet weren't nearly as difficult to model as I thought they might be; though I did find myself double and triple counting the toes to make sure I got five on each foot.
What else begins with "B?"
In this case, technically, a shotgun shell, but let's not split hairs. The deer head and gun were made from chocolate (my first attempt at painting molds to get multi-colored chocolates!), while the vest, hunting cap, and clay pigeons were made using gumpaste and fondant. The cake was mostly buttercream, though the "brass" of the shell was fondant.
One last thing that begins with "B:"
Stretching a bit with this one perhaps, but it does have a "beachy" feel! The seashells were molded using gumpaste and the mermaid was hand cut from fondant, then pieced together on the cake. The fish was chocolate; yes, I was trying out my new technique. This mermaid was a character from one of the birthday girl's favorite movies, and so I knew I had to get as close to the original as possible. And, I thought I did a good job, until the birthday girl saw the cake - her immediate response was "her tail is the wrong color." (The original character has a pink fading into yellow tail, I went with a pink and yellow swirled one.) Just goes to show that small children do pay attention to the details, and they can sometimes be your toughest critic!
Talk to you soon!