Sunday, November 22, 2009

Surf's up!


Hi, I'm Crabby! Well, no, not really...but I could be. It's been cake city around here, and that's why I've been a tad MIA these days here at the 'ol blog. I posted on Facebook and Twitter recently that I make cakes and wouldn't ya know, people came a callin'!


This cake was for little Kade who recently turned one. His mom said they were having a surfboard themed party, drawing inspiration from his party invitations. So, using the invitation as a guide, I molded and slightly carved the surfboard out of Rice Krispy treats. Later I covered it in fondant to match the invitation.



Mr Crabs here I molded out of white fondant and rested him on my coffee scoop to harden a bit. Later I painted him with various food colorings until he got that mottled look.


I formed starfish and sand dollars out of fondant, letting them rest on various sized measuring spoons. That gave them more of a realistic shape. I painted, then sprinkled them with a bit of edible glitter to give them that slightly wet, shiny look.



Of course, every little surf boarder has to have some surfwax so he doesn't fall off the board.



A bit of golden sugar crystals on top of tons of real buttercream give us that sandy beach effect.



From crab, to surfboard, to cake, all completly edible...



I know 'ol Ace of Cakes and the Cake Boss can whip their cakes out at a moments notice with a team of plenty. Not me though. I'm just a team of one. Think I can get a show..? I'll even do my own dishes...

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12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

You are so talented! I'm honored to know you!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

You are not just a wonderful cook, you're an artist!

♥peachkins♥ said...

such a cute cake!

Mrs. Accountability said...

Beautiful!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I totally thought that was a real crab when I saw that first picture. Your work is really fantastic - you multi-talented kitchen arteeeeeste.

Peter M said...

You are very crafty. This takes some work, steady hand and artistry. Snapper looks good!

Lisa said...

This is amazing - dang it all how come you are not in Seattle??!!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Ah! This is so darling! In Oregon we went crabbing all the time!

Elra said...

Oh my, you are absolutely talented. I don't think I'll be able to make something as pretty as this birthday cake. I am speechless.

Cha Cha said...

Holy cow, Janet! That cake is awesome! You totally need your own show - I would watch.

Chef Chuck said...

Talent talent is what you have!!
That is some cake!!

Megan said...

You did an amazing job with this cake. I'm impressed! You make me want to go make cake, :)