I taught a geode cake class today and here is my geode cake I made! Inspired loosely by the geode rock in the first picture. I love these cakes they are so much fun!
What you need to make your very own geode cake...
3 layers of cake - any flavor, buttercream, rock candy - variety of colors, fondant, food dye, edible paint - optional.
a turn table, offset spatula, rolling pin, tweezers, fondant smoothers, knife or x-acto, paint brush, cake board.
1. have your cakes baked & your frosting made!! also break all of your rock candy off of the stick, try to keep some large pieces.
2. google images of geode rocks and find a few that inspire you, color wise & look wise. screenshot them!
3. build your cake on a cake board like you would a normal 3 layer cake. ***using fillings is not ideal because you are going to carve the cake and it could leak out the sides. refrigerate your cake!
4. while your cake is chilling in the fridge, knead your fondant and try to get a nice marbled look when you roll it out. you can use any colors that your heart desires!
5. once your fondant is rolled, take your cake out of the fridge, i like to use a paint brush to lightly wet my frosting to make sure that the fondant will stick. get ready to cover your cake and make sure that you have your fondant smoother and x-acto knife close when covering your cake for easy use!
6. once your cake is covered, take a knife and choose where you want to carve your geode, i recommend using the part where your fondant met so that there will be no flaws in the fondant, it will look like you did it on purpose! :)
7. coat the area that you cut out with frosting so that the rock candy pieces will easily stick! use your tweezers to carefully place each rock candy piece!
8. ***optional - paint around your geode area with paint to get the agate swirl look!
9. photograph your geode cake & then dig in!!!!
chubby unicorn cakes are trending right now.... so of course I had to make a version of one for myself!! this cake is for sale right now, it's a 6in vanilla with a raspberry jam & chocolate buttercream filling, vanilla buttercream outside! the unicorn is edible and features one of my homemade watermelon slice sprinkles!!!
help me find a good home for him!
my days off this week were snowy and cold, so i stayed at home and made a cake that i never have to part with! i made this three tier cake using cake dummies covered with royal icing and then fondant. the ruffles were made by individual circles of fondant ruffled by hand and placed one by one, tedious but i love the finished result. the flowers were also made by me, using gumpaste and petal dust.
i love this cake & i just had to share. ♥︎
enjoy the little things,
i had a snow day yesterday from work so of course i still had to bake something..... i finally got a chance to make a sprinkle cake and i'm so excited that i just had to share!
enjoy the little things.
last week i had the pleasure of working with a great friend of mine, making a bunch of cakes and fondant decorations. it was a blast and i learned a lot from just one day of watching her skills! i can't wait to work with her more in the future and to constantly improve my skills as well!
below i will share some cute pictures from our time.
(of course the pictures were taken by myself) :)
enjoy the little things,