Happy Friday everyone! Today I just want to share some of my “decorating with chocolate” cakes. It is my sister’s birthday next week and I am having around 30 folks (including kids) over for a pool party this weekend and I need to create a couple of different cakes or cupcakes or something fun! I don’t think I will do anything quite this involved but looking at these pictures will hopefully inspire me.
So, I get kinda crafty every once in a while. This was the first time I worked with melted chocolate to decorate a cake. It was made to donate to a local older folks home for their summer BBQ and cake raffle. It ended up with a HUGE sunflower on the top, thick but quite pretty. I made two in case I messed up (my neighbors were happy to help with the leftovers). What I learned is that decorating a cake with chocolate decorations can work really well and it is actually quite forgiving. I found out that things I thought were errors really made it look pretty.
This cake was for my sister’s baby shower around 2 years ago now (wow, has it been that long?!). Her friend Caty and I put this one together. For this cake we drew some cartoon animals, put waxed paper over the drawings and used melted chocolate in squeeze bottles to outline and then fill them in. Individually they weren’t that lovely, but together, they looked great!
For my mom’s wedding we did butterflies, also in chocolate but with more outlining. We also did one for my sister, but with white and purple wings, but I can’t seem to find a picture!!
Then, because my friend Caty is crazy artistic and she drew all of the figures, we did a Dr. Seuss cake for her son’s kindergarden class. I think we made sure to make a chocolate figurine for each kid in the class.
Well, that is it for now. I hope you all have a sweet and wonderful weekend!