Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Children's Character Cakes

It's always amazing to see the look on the child's face when they see the cake for the first time. It's priceless. Here are some children's character cakes we have done recently.

Monday, May 26, 2008

May 24th, 2008 Week-end

It was an exciting week-end for FGCs as we had 4 orders to complete for Saturday.
Here are
some pictures of our latest creations.

Cat Cupcake for a little girl's 1st birthday.

30th Birthday Cupcake Cake

Cupcake assortment

Chocolate Octagon Cake. Logo courtesy of UFC : Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Friday, May 23, 2008

the edible cage

thoughts of: Melissa Chan
day: friday may 23, 2008
time: noon

i am sitting at work right now trying to figure out how to make giant edible fence. of all the things one could possibly be thinking of on a friday before the weekend. we have a birthday cake tomorrow for one of my dear friends and the theme is UFC aka. Ultimate Fighting Championship. The cake will be a fenced in octagon (which is the ring that they fight in). We have been brainstorming but have hit a plateau if you will. we are thinking of making the cage in royal icing, letting it harden and then standing it up against the sides. i wonder if the icing will be to heavy since its not lying flat. i would suppose it couldn't be very tall either or else the weight of it would make it fall inwards. i was also thinking that we could via royal icing, fasten chocolate dipped pretzels to the meeting sides of the "fence"for support. other ideas for a cage (not to be mistaken for a fence because the thought of pretzels and shoestring licorice candy did dance into my head...). i feel like i need to take a trip to bulk barn and see what kind of wafer-like, criss-cross- like edible, and delicious material we can chocolatify and use as a fancy decoration.

There is a lot that goes into these cakes. Forget planning, its a lot of math actually. Measuring ingredients, formulating and re-formulating recipes, conversions (those are the most fun)... We have already outlined how big the cake is. What I still need to figure out is how wide and high each side is going to be...10" circular cake with 8 sides -- anyone want to take a guess? while that is brewing in the brain, i first i will attempt 2 things. #1 - how to make royal icing on my own and then how to dye it black (tip: always always wear gloves whenever working with ANY kind of dye. hair dye, make-up and face staining colouring dye...). #2 - how to freehand pipe a cage like fence (dimensions are still unknown).

we have googled some different UFC cakes apparently we are not the only ones who thought the octagon would be a great idea. i think i am against the fighting bloody looking men on top of the cake though. something about that doesn't really relay happy birthday vibes to me.