Because I apparently have nothing better to blog about than cakes, here is my most recent creation.
I made these cakes for a bridal shower for a friend of mine. Everyone was asked to bring a Christmas ornament for the couple's first Christmas tree together. I, being the cake person that I am, was inspired to make Christmas ornament cakes! I did them in the colors that Cindy, the bride, had suggested for ornaments for their tree. Red and gold & Blue and silver. I used a Wilton pan designed for making sports balls etc. You bake the two halves and then "glue" them together with icing. Each ball is a different flavor of cake and they're all iced in butter cream. The tops are mini peanut butter cups wrapped in gold foil. If you look closely you can see that I used some florists wire to make the hangy-loop-part coming out of the top. To give the cakes more of a shiny, Christmas ornament look, I "painted" them with colored shimmer powder, also made by Wilton.