I have been on a cake hiatus lately, then two weeks ago I did two "simple" cakes for family. This next week I have two more cakes on the calendar. One is for my daughter and the other for a friend. Originally my daughter had decided on an American Girl themed party, but after watching the "Pirates of the Caribbean" Movies, decided on a different kind of theme completely. First she wanted me to make a cake that resembled the "Black Pearl", the famous pirate ship owned by Jack Sparrow. Hummm, I don't think so, I am not that good, and finally convinced her that my talents were more in the way of a treasure box cake. So a treasure box cake it will be. At this point I am planning on using fondant to cover it.
The photo is a cake by Martha on Cake Central.com that we are using to get ideas from for making my daughter's cake.The second cake will be a larger two or three round tiered cake for a friend's surprise birthday party. Her husband requested a cake with Eeyore on it. In the past I had actually done her a cake with cute little chocolate transfer Eeyores and didn't really want to go that route again. What I I did come up with was a cake in her favorite color of lime green buttercream frosting, gum paste butterflies painted in orange, lime green, pink and blues, and a couple of her little Eeyore figures. Just need to get them without her noticing they are missing! One cake will be lemon, and the other White Chocolate Raspberry. When I have a better idea of how many people to expect, I will make a final decision on sizes.
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