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Graduation Hat Cake Tutorial

By June 23, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

Let’s keep the graduation mood..this time I bring another option that you can use for your grad celebration and is a cake in the shape of a graduation hat!!

Last time I show you how to make a graduation hat cake topper but if you don’t have enough time to make a lot of decorations for your graduation cake or if you have a last minute request but at the same time you want to do something pretty, original , elegant and no time consuming at all then this is the right cake for you!!


I always try to share easy ideas with you and this is not the exception..again, this is really easy to make and it’s a cake that you can have fully decorated in one hour..yes, one hour!!

You can use the color of your convenience and  you can make it as big as you want ..I made this one in black and it was a small 6” round cake because it was meant to be used as a cupcake tower topper.

So here you have the instructions:

  • Cover your cake with fondant.

  • Cut a piece of cake board into a square shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake.
  • Using your fingers cover the entire surface of the cake board with shortening, this will be acting as a glue for the fondant
  • Cover in fondant.

  • Stick the covered cake board  with water to your covered cake placing it in a diamond shape, let it dry for a couple of minutes.

  • To make the tassel cut a piece of fondant into a rectangular shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake..this one was 20 x 6 cm.
  • From the half to the bottom cut into strips and then roll pressing the top part at the same time.
  • If necessary cut the tip of the tassel to eliminate protruding parts.
  • Attach to the cake board with water and let it dry for a couple of minutes…and that’s it!!!

Here you have a picture of the final product:

To take the cake to the next level  I put a ribbon and wrote ”Class of 2017″ to decorate the cake board, of course this is optional.

And here you have a picture of the cake at the graduation party as a topper of the cupcake tower:

As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to celebrate a graduation party and this beautiful cake is one of them..I hope you find this tutorial useful and you can feel encouraged to make this simply but elegant graduation hat cake, you’ll see that it is easier than you think..just remember that everything needs a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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Little Cow Cake and Tutorial

By June 4, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello Everybody!!

It’s been a couple of years since I made this Little Cow Cake but it’s still one of my favorites.

When I was asked to make a farm inspired cake, Presley’s mommy told me that she was in love with cows and off course my immediate thought was to put a nice cow as a topper so I decided once again to step out of my comfort  zone and make the little cow just following my instincts, I had already read a little bit about how to make fondant figurines and basically everything start the same way so I decided not only to do this little cow on my way but also to make a tutorial with the purpose of being able to share it with others.


Here you have a picture of my Little Cow Cake:

Details about  this cake:

  • It was a 8” vanilla cake with buttercream icing.
  • It was covered with green homemade marshmallow fondant and decorated with yellow and white HMMF .
  • The fence was hand cut and made with brown prefabricated fondant.
  • The flowers were  made with a flower fondant cutter and I put light green dragees in the center of each flower.
  • The  grass was made with a garlic presser, no extruder at the moment LOL.
  • The name was made with the FMM funky letter fondant cutter that I bought here

Close up picture of the cute little cow:

Let me tell you something, I was REALLY HAPPY with the final product, this cow topper is really easy to make and also very versatile, in this case I wanted the cow to look really girly so I put a flower in her head but you can play with it and put a bow or a hat or even earrings to give it a funny touch to it LOL.

The tutorial about how to make this cow is in the COW TUTORIAL album on my Facebook page Cake Creations by Cecilia, here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/469958093028065/photos/?tab=album&album_id=580181418672398

And that’s it for now, hope you like this post and find the moment to make this beautiful cow..if you have any questions leave a comment and I will be more than happy to help, but don’t forget to give it a try, with a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE you can make wonderful things!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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Ladybug Cake

By May 27, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

Today I want to share with you my Ladybug Cake, I was very excited to do this cake because it was an adorable theme for a first birthday party but at the same time I was a little bit nervous because it was my first time covering a cake with store bought fondant.

After trying like a million times to achieve homemade red fondant I get tired and decided  to  buy a prefabricated one and let me tell you something..NO REGRETS!!


After this experience when it comes to red, black or brown fondant my decision it’s already made: PREFABRICATED FONDANT it’s the answer for me!!

So here you have a picture of my Ladybug Cake:

Some details about this cake:

  • The cake was a 8″ vanilla cake with buttercream icing.
  • It was cover with Wilton red fondant and decorated with green, white and pink homemade fondant.
  • The Ladybug was hand made with Wilton black and red fondant using a tutorial that I found in Google.
  • The number one was made with the FMM funky letter fondant cutter that I bought here
  • The name was made with a Martha Stewart silicone mold that I bought in my local Michael’s store with my 40% discount coupon LOL.

Here a close up of the Ladybug figurine:

I can tell that my experience with this fondant brand was really good,  for me working time was shorter compared with homemade marshmallow fondant because it dries more quickly but when you get used to handling it you will feel very pleased with the results…remember  that everything needs a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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How to make a KIT KAT cake

By May 21, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

A couple of years ago, for my mother in law’s birthday we decided to make a small celebration taking her out to a restaurant for dinner and bringing the cake as a surprise and sing happy birthday in the  same place.

The plan was perfect, of course I was in charge of the cake, but there was a small detail: we plan everything the night before her birthday!! I needed to do something delicious and pretty but at the same time something quick and easy to make and like magic a life saver idea came to my mind: THE KIT KAT CAKE.


Seriously, this cake is a life saver, really easy to make and the presentation is absolutely beautiful..here you have a picture of my KIT KAT cake:

This is the way I made it:

  • Bake your favorite cake in a round pan and frost it with your favorite icing.
  • Cut the KIT KAT bars and place it all around the cake, here you have a sample picture:

  • Fill the center with your favorite candies, I used M&M’s.
  • Tie a ribbon outside of the cake…and that’s it!!!

Hope you enjoy this small tutorial..if you are in a hurry (and even if you are not LOL) you have to try this yummy, beautiful and easy to make cake.

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Mickey Mouse Cake, my First Two Tier!!

By May 19, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

When little Angel, the son of my beloved friend Miosotis, turned one she decided to throw a Mickey Mouse themed party..can you guess what was my birthday present?? The cake off course!! LOL

So I decided to step out a little bit of my comfort zone making my first two tier cake and also after reading a little bit about icing properly a cake I wanted to try with  buttercream for the first time.


And here you have a picture of my first two tier and first Mickey Mouse cake:

Some details about this cake:

  • The top tier is a 8″ chocolate cake with dulce de leche filling and buttercream icing, the bottom tier is a 12″ vanilla cake with almond cream filling and buttercream icing.
  • The cake is cover with homemade marshmallow fondant and decorated with blue, yellow and green HMMF colored with food coloring.
  • Basically the whole bottom tier was decorated with the new Mickey Mouse cutter that I added to my collection LOL.
  • The Mickey Mouse figurines were toys.
  • To be honest I think that I didn’t use any kind of support inside the cake so it was a miracle that the cake made it safe to the party.

When I finish this cake I was very happy with the result but I was really exhausted, and that taught me one of the most important lessons to apply in caking but also in life: TO BE ORGANIZED!!..It’s really important to make a plan and to start working in advance so that way we don’t feel overwhelmed with our projects.

Here is another picture of the cake at the birthday party:

And that’s it for now..I hope you feel encouraged to step out a little bit of your comfort zone, it doesn’t matter if you don’t feel happy with the results, just keep trying..remember that everything needs a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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My First Fondant Cake

By May 9, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello Everybody!!

Back in 2010, almost 7 years ago, I went to Spain to visit my dear friend Katy..she is a very creative person and when I saw pictures of the  fondant cakes that she was making for friends and family I immediately ask her to teach me about how to make those beautiful cakes and that afternoon in the middle of some glasses of wine LOL, we cover a dummy cake and she also taught me about how to make a cute fondant bow.

When I was back home I wanted to put into practice what I had learn but this time in a real cake and here you have the result:


Some details about this cake:

  • This was a 8″ marble cake with dulce de leche filling and dulce de leche icing..wrong icing, you can see the bulges around the cake.
  • It was cover in white homemade marshmallows fondant and the decoration was made with HMMF colored in blue with food coloring  and using different shapes of round cutters.
  • The  gift bow on top was my first fondant bow as well, too small for the dimension of the cake.

When I saw the finished product I knew that it was very far away from being perfect but I felt very proud (and my mom really happy because it was a gift for her LOL) but also I learned a couple of things:

  • I knew that I wanted to do cakes for a LONG, LONG time.
  • I discover that I was a fondant girl and that I needed  to do a lot of research about how to ice properly a cake to avoid bulging and invest in some tools, molds and cutters because handmade ribbons don’t look good as you can tell in the picture LOL.
  • PRACTICE, PRACTICE and more PRACTICE..if we want to improve our skills this is the one and only way to achieve it.

And that’s it for now, I hope you are encouraged to start making a cake or whatever you want  to do in life, just remember that everything takes a little bit of PATIENCE and PRACTICE..

Blessings,

Cecilia.

 

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Welcome Everybody!!

By May 7, 2017 Cakes and More

Hello Everybody, my name is Cecilia..thanks for being here!!

Here at Cake Creations by Cecilia what I want to do is talk a LOT about cakes, I want to share with you cakes that I have made for family and friends talking about the elaboration details.

I want to share tutorials about how to make FUN and EASY decorations for your cakes without spending a lot of money but creating beautiful cakes for your celebrations.


The idea is to enjoy making cakes without being a pro but achieving results that going to make everybody happy of having one of your creations.

This blog will have English and also Spanish posts so more people can enjoy them.

Thank you so much for reading and welcome once again!!

Blessings,

Cecilia.

 

 

 

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