Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cosmic Bowling Cake

My second cake this weekend was for an 8 year old who had her party at the bowling alley.  Her mom wanted a "cosmic bowling" themed cake.  I thought about black lights and that took me to "black icing" and neon colors.  This is the end result:
 I tried a new recipe for chocolate marshmallow fondant.  It was "ok" but I found it was a littler drier than my other recipes.  (It still tasted delicious.  I've been enjoying the left over fondant.)  I also tried a new powdered sugar this time.  I was very disappointed.  It wasn't as powder fine as it should have been.  I'll keep the brand nameless since there are lots of their products that I do enjoy.  However, it's best to stick with name brands.  The only off brand that I've found to be just as good is Walmart's Great Value.  (Just a little F.Y.I.)  
Anyway, my mom was in town for the weekend and asked if there was anything she could do to help.  I gave her some fondant and told her to put her playdoh skills to work.  So she gets credit for the bowling pins!  (Thanks Mom)

Friday, June 22, 2012

1st Birthday Smash Cake

With 2 cake orders, I had a busy weekend of baking.  I had to wait until after our VBS to get started, so it was a late night.  This customer wanted a 6 inch "smash cake" for her birthday boy!  The theme was Mickey Mouse.  She sent me a picture of a two tiered cake and asked me to combine the two.  This is what I came up with: 

 I was running out of black icing and had just enough to make the border.  I mean, I've never cut it that close before.  My grandmother was watching.  She and I both thought I'd never make it all the way around the cake, but alas, I did!  Whew!  It was a close one.
I was very happy with  how it turned out and I think Brantley was pleased too!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Do You Like The New Look?

Well, you've probably noticed that things look a little different around here!  Thanks to Bobbi, at Ready to Blog, Sissy's Sweets has a new face.  I think she did a fabulous job and if you're looking to revamp your blog, you should check her out!  She also did a friends blog.  Check out Veggie Table to see more of her work! (and to try some of Brookly's recipes!)

Oh and stay tuned for blog updates because I have two cake orders this weekend!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Exciting things are happening....

The blog is getting a professional makeover!  Stay tuned for a new and improved Sissy's Sweets site! (I can't wait for you to see it!)