Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mad Hatter Cakes!

I wanted to post some Mad Hatter cakes I did a while ago for my blogger friend Diana to enjoy. Above is my first attempt using fondant and doing a tiered cake. I didn't experiment with mixing colors at this point, but I did discover luster dust and glazed the pearls with it around the cake. This particular cake was inspired by a cake seen in a bakery window shop in my local town in Ellicott City called "Fishers Bakery". My best friend and I must have walked past it a hundred times on our way to our favorite coffee shop and it would always stop her in her tracks. Because of the beautiful cakes in the window, I bought my wedding cake there a few years later. Commenting on the cake, Mrs. Fisher told me that they do not make those cakes, they are just too difficult. (I thought to myself: Ummm, so what's with the cake display in the window lady???) Fast forward a few more years, the owners had changed and the cake disappeared out of the window. My friend was saddened by this. So. . . what was I to do? Make one for her of course! I found various instructions on the internet, rolled up my sleeves and with my other crafty friend Dawn, we figured it out together. Above is her very merry un-birthday cake, and now we have started the un-birthday birthday tradition complete with the Alice in Wonderland song.



Now, when you create a cake like the one shown above, everybody wants one! Above is a cake I made for my Mother just a few months after. After I made this cake, and shed many tears of frustration of a whole weekend creating it, I vowed never to do one again! Nope, not so.
This September, my dear best friend is getting married, and I am going to make her a large, gorgeous tiered wedding cake and it will be my very best esthetically pleasing luster dusted creation ever!!! She deserves it. Look out Ace of Cakes!

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is incredible! Too good to eat. :-)

Paola said...

Oh, my goodness!!!
un-birthday parties and cakes are the best! Yours make me want to grab my pencils and make a drawing out of them! They are calling to be drawn :)

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Go for it! I would love to see them drawn. I thought about that too, but I have something very different in the works!

Tom Barrett said...

Nice cakes! Perhaps if you ever move to Baltimore, Duff might offer you a job, especially after you have your awesome wedding cake in your portfolio! :)

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Hey, I do live in Baltimore! However, Duff discourages anyone from applying. And anyways, I would love more than anything to have my very own shop of some sorts.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Cynthia!!!!!!!

wow I love your cakes...you are so talented....I love the read about you and your friend walking by that bakery...what fun...and how crazy that they never actually made cakes like the ones they display...

I used to make Wedding cakes...but these were those huge fake cakes...that people wanted for show...it was fun but now I just bake small yummy treats....

I can only imagine how wonderful the cake for your friend's wedding will be....

oh and I would have the hardest time cutting into these pieces of art....

wonderful work!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh and you should open up a shop one day! I think it would be a huge hit!


oh and ps...now I have that song in my head and I will be singing it all day and night...lol

Dawn said...

Oh my God I so remember that cake. So many perals. AAAHHHH!!!! Any way. Loved it. And I look forward to making another one this year.