Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Stack of Books

Another graduation a few days later; this time my sister's religion degree inspired this stack of books. Here we ventured into the world of fondant, which looked nice but tasted terrible. At the party, though, a friend gave us the new recipe we now use, which tastes great (basically just marshmallows and powdered sugar). This cake started out as two sheet cakes cut in half, so you're looking at literally four individually iced and fondant-ed books. It has some nice piping on the spines, too, and unfortunately taught us what happens when a mutli-tiered pastry lacks internal support.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Our brother-in-law's graduation gave us our first chance to get creative. The top of this cake is actually a large cookie cut to fit its cardboard platform, the tassle an untied and reworked twizzler, and the button on top a soft after-dinner mint. We also used a homemade icing, even though the colors didn't match quite right.