I’m posting another cake photo!
This time my Small Boy’s 5th birthday cake. He asked me for a pug cake, which I did by stenciling the negative space on a pumpkin carving template out of black rolled fondant. Then, he asked if he could have a bomb, just like the one I did for Lex’s birthday cake last weekend.
Et voilà, Pug Bomb Cake!
© 2012 Cameron Garriepy
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Buck’s Landing, the first in this connected series of romances, today is the day to do it. I’m donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales this week to benefit a family rebuilding their savings and adoption fund. Recent political developments in Washington are the first step, but my friends have a long road ahead to truly hold equality in their hands.
Belatedly, I present to you my dear friend Lex’s 40th birthday cake, a tipsy, towering coming together of things which remind me of him: cocktails, music, mustaches, and a certain clever, iconoclastic charm.
© 2012 Cameron Garriepy
When my godson was tiny, I promised him any kind of birthday cake he wanted, every year, pretty much until he’s too big to think that’s cool. This past weekend, I celebrated his 9th birthday with him, and delivered on his request for a Lord of the Rings cake.
The cake itself is a simple affair: Smitten Kitchen’s Best Birthday Cake, moist vanilla cake with rich chocolate frosting, super easy. The ring is made from Wilton Sugar Sheet, cut into strips and airbrushed with Wilton Gold Color Mist. When the airbrushing dried, I used a black Wilton Food Writer Edible Color Marker to write the inscription on the airbrushed sugar sheets. I drew my inspiration from Peter Jackson’s interpretation of the Ring. The bottom is edged with chocolate sprinkles, and the whole cake got an airbrushing before I did the white lettering on the top, which is an approximate transcription of “Happy birthday Gavin” into the Tengwar alphabet. (Yes, I am a nerd. Moving on.)
Thinking back on some of the other projects G’s asked me to tackle, I’m thinking perhaps I should be worried he’ll up the ante again next year?
The Earl Grey Teacake Recipe is back, now in cupcake form! I’ve adjusted the recipe a little and added a tangy-sweet frosting. Cupcakes for a grown-up palate.
On this chilly, sunny Monday morning, I give you: Continue reading