Saturday, April 4, 2009

delusions of grandeur

When I've watched one too many episodes of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network, I get these ideas in my head . . .

My husband Shawn's birthday cake this year was made with a Fallout 3 video game theme. It's in the shape of a bomb shelter, complete with marzipan Vault Boy, Vault-Tec sign, rivets, and rocks; and graham cracker crumb dirt.

This is a close-up of Vault Boy. He's holding a blaster gun, which has the candle's wick sticking out of the barrel.

Hand-painting and aging the plaque with food coloring was my favorite part! Getting the white frosting dyed grey was my least favorite part.

This is the specially-requested Black Forest cake I made for my god-daughter's tenth birthday.

The frosting is actually whipped heavy cream, and I made the masquerade mask and bowling set out of marzipan. 

1 comment:

lutheranchick said...

Wow. You have a way with marzipan. I am highly impressed. - Joy from Medford