How I've missed you all! (And I'm sure you've missed me too...)
I apologize for the recent lack of posts; finishing my semester proved to be hectic and after the Florida I.C.E.D. cake I needed a little time to let my apartment be clean.
I am doing 2 cakes this weekend, and here is the first one. It was for a baby shower:
For this cake, I started using Massa fondant instead of my usual Satin Ice, and it was pretty nice to work with. The bow is gum paste, and I was pretty excited about how the striping came out.
Since I had some creative license with this cake, I opted to not do the classic 'baby bump' cake and rather chose to do the figure on the cake. While I might have created more work for myself, I really have a problem with the idea of people cutting into stomach and eating it. Maybe it's just me.
I made most of the figure out of modeling chocolate and added the details using gum paste.
Thanks for looking and there's more cake headed your way very soon! Now if I could just stop sampling the chocolate ganache...
Also, I will be teaching this summer-- I will teach my 2 day Gum Paste Stiletto class in Norcross, GA June 4-5 (http://www.nicholaslodge.com/classes.aspx?nd=423&id=167) and in Austin, TX July 11-12 (http://dos.capitalconfectioners.com/index.php).