Monday, September 20, 2010

(Very Fully Baked Ideas): I ❤ Patti's new Blog

Patti Paige (Baked Ideas) has finally started a blog! I'm pretty darn excited about this because I always look so forward to seeing what she will come up with next. She is the smartest Cookie I know.
I'm always inspired by and frankly, at least a little jealous, of how beautiful, interesting and original her work is.
☛ Look at these nautical cupcakes! How great are these?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here's Looking AT-AT You, Kid (Star Wars AT-AT cake)

So, here's the assignment: Star Wars Jedi-In-Training Party for a 6 year old boy.
Now, I've always had a little crush on the vintage AT-AT walker toy our friend Jason passed down to our son, and so suggested an AT-AT cake.
Then I thought about it. (Its kind of a daunting concept once you get right down to it)

When I did a little online research, I was really surprised to see how many AT-AT cakes were out there. Great beautiful fondant covered and wonderful homemade buttercream masterpieces. I read on one blog how it took 60 hours to make theirs...and I thought---"no, no, no, I can totally do it faster than that." Oddly enough, I clocked in at right around the 60 hour mark when Chris and Lisa arrived to deliver the cake... and could easily have gone into overtime.

I wanted to emphasize the puppy-like qualities by making the paws and joints and head a little bit bigger. (head is cherry vanilla cake body is chocolate cake)

Here's one of my other favorite things I stumbled across in searching for reference material for the AT-AT cake: