Happy Halloween everyone!
My sister Barbara, who has never decorated a cake in her life, came over for me to help her make a cake for her office Halloween goody contest. She has been a huge help to me with SugarEd over the last year, and has come with me to several of my demos and vendor shows, so she has been exposed to a lot this last year. (Some of you have met her! I also have another fabulous sister that you will meet later on.) She baked the cake herself and brought it over. I showed her how to do each technique (basically off the cake) and then she did the rest herself. She was quite a quick learner. She colored and rolled out the fondant, applied it (I helped her smooth one side while she did the other in the interest of drying out time.) She airbrushed it, made her own leaves and stem, piped the grass, and made the words. I helped her just a little bit with the face and spider.
Hope you have a wonderful day with your kids and families. Don't get sick eating too much of their candy like I always do!
We used 2 bundt cakes and spackled the seam with stiffened buttercream. Cream cheese filling was piped down into the center hole and a circle of cardboard sits on the top to support the stem.
Hers came out better than mine! And she won first place too! I am so proud, congrats Barb!
I also want to share with you the cookies I did yesterday for my bestest client.
All flooded with royal icing and candy eyes.
These were huge! The web was about 6 inches across.
Pumpkins are royal stenciled on royal, ghosts are royal with fondant face.