This cake was for a very lucky three year old who had a big ole party with waterslides, a custom-made sandcastle piñata, and this doozy of a cake. It was a whole lot of fun to do!
The lower tier is chocolate fudge cake with mocha ganache filling and cream cheese frosting. The upper tier is sour cream vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and cream cheese frosting. Fondant and gumpaste decorations, rice crispy treat sandcastle, and chocolate rock decorations.
My friend Jennifer is in a photography class. She asked for pink cupcakes to take some pics. I told her I'd do them for free if she let me use the pictures. She delivered... boy do these look delicious!
I used to do fun cakes for family and friends. Then my sister and I decided it would be fun to quit our jobs and go into business. So then we owned and operated a wedding cake bakery called Piece of Cake Bakery, and we did too many wedding cakes for our liking. (I'm not sure of our logic on that one.) So now I just do fun cakes for family and friends. I don't cover cakes in fondant, because I think fondant tastes disgusting, it's too expensive to always be doing that, and it takes a lot less skill than I have to offer. So I keep fondant to a minimum, knowing that if you're anything like me, you're going to want to pull it off before you eat the real food. Because food, especially cake, should taste good.