Sunday, November 24, 2013

Decorated Cakes

Alana with her iced carrot cake topped with a carrot made out of fondant.

Here are the finished cakes and cupcakes from a fun afternoon of cake decorating with Alice and her daughter Alana.

Since fifth-grader Alana is very interested in cake decorating, her mom and I mostly sat on the sidelines and encouraged her as she decorated all three cakes and boy did she impress me. She wasn't afraid to jump right in and just go for it yet she was still very thoughtful and focused as she worked - traits of a successful cake decorator.

When it came time to decorate the berry filled vanilla cupcakes, Alana and her mom took on the task together.

It was a fun day and I'm pretty positive Alana has many more beautiful cakes in her future.

Decorating the red velvet cake with icing swirls.

The finished red velvet cake.

Iced berry filled vanilla cupcakes.

A chocolate cake iced with espresso Swiss meringue buttercream. It was the cake with a little of everything - Swiss dots, a shell border, filigree, flowers and leaves.

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