Black & White Weekend

So these were the projects from 3 weekends ago. Since my weekends are kinda open with my husband being deployed it’s the perfect opportunity for me to work on decorating uninterrupted. We have a 3000 sq-ft home yet we both hover in the kitchen and living room which essentially means we are using about 700 sq-ft of our living space, HAH. Which makes sitting in front of a cake for hours difficult!

Anyways, the first one I made for my neighbors. They are about as awesome as neighbors can get! They are always taking packages left on our front steps by Fed-Ex and placing them out of street view since we have had stuff stolen before… We live in a super nice area too! Never would have figured we’d have this kind of theft but I guess you can’t do too much about random people following delivery trucks. So our neighbors look our for us big time and additionally they watch Meeps, our little kitty.

Their daughter just celebrated her 21st birthday too, so I wanted to make them a “Thank You” and “Happy Birthday” cake. I got the theme idea from KristaKakes78 on cakecentral.com.

And this next cake I wanted to have something to take to work. I like taking cakes to work, people seem to enjoy free sugar. :) I had never made a 3 tiered cake before and I had a lot of black fondant left over from the other cake. Normally I make my fondant but I was too scared to try and color something black… and I had never used store bought fondant before and was curious how it felt compared to mine. I like mine better…

Anyways I got the idea from the book “Cake Decorating Skills” by Tracey Mann. This was also my first attempt at fondant flowers. I am really happy with how they turned out!

I wasn’t sure how to get the black flower dark black again after rolling it out with the confectioner’s sugar… So that’s something to work on next time! The cake was devoured before lunchtime though so that made me happy!

2 thoughts on “Black & White Weekend

  1. Cat, these are incredibly beautiful! How I wish you’d taken up this hobby much, much earlier in our acquaintance when I lived close enough to benefit! :D

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