Monday, October 11, 2010

New Toys, New Flavorings, New EMAIL!!

Hello, All!
Just a quick update!  I ordered my new "Stress-Free" Supports for Tiffany and Jake's wedding on the 23rd, and I'm crossing my fingers that the ten bucks I paid in shipping gets them here in time!!! Same goes for the Silver Cloud Estates white chocolate flavoring that I ordered, and it's $6.50 in shipping for a 4oz bottle!!!  Yikes!  Here's to a speedy delivery!

Also, I have a new email JUST for my cake stuff and such:

This is the email I will be using to send out information on my cakes and pricing from now on, so if you see this address in your inbox, be sure to open it and mark it NOT SPAM!  Because, it's not, it's CAKE!  (Even though I do have a certain affinity for Spam, but that's a whole other blog...)

Anyway, things seem to be going on schedule, I will be buying my 12" round pan sometime soon, and starting baking by Wednesday or Thursday of next week!
Oh!  And I may be making a heart shaped Halloween cake for the 30th, so I can't wait!  This Halloween season has been busy busy busy for me so far, and I plan to add a few of my "Vampire Bite" cupcakes into the mix, as well as some other good  spooky confections!
So keep coming back for updates and pictures!
For now, I leave you with this inspiring pumpkin display
from "Frightmares" at Lagoon!
Spooky Thoughts!
Angel Cakes Ali
Happy Haunting!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wish List Item #1

Sooo, I was jotting down some plans for a wedding cake due the 23rd of this month, and I came across the most amazing thing that I want SOOOO badly!
They are called Stress-Free Supports, and I can't wait to get some for this cake!
The cake is going to be a three tier covered in white fondant.

A three tier version of this!

There will also be a grooms cake that may be a Luigi version of my Mario cake:
Needless to say, I'm SUPER excited about this, and will most likely have to take a couple days off of school to complete this daunting, yet exciting task!  
I can't wait!  I will be sure to post pictures of the process and finished product!

Sweet Dreams!

Friday, August 20, 2010


So, summer is almost over for this cake gal, what with school starting in a couple days.  What better way to celebrate than by making a cake for a 1 year-old's birthday party!  Thank you to Keri for the order of this pirate/skulls themed cake tattoo cake! ;)

I really love Duff's Cake Tattoos!  They look SO cool!
They have some really awesome ones, too.

This is the one I used for this cake and my hubby's birthday cake!

One cake for the guests...

...and one JUST for the birthday boy!!!


My decorating stand!
It makes it sooo easy to decorate and frost the cakes!  
I've wanted one for a while now, but I decided I'd better get it since I was doing a lot of round cakes lately.
It spins both directions and even has a lock!  I know, I'm a nerd, but buying this made my day!

Keep those cake orders coming!
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My contact info is on Facebook also, if you need to get a hold of your new 

Sweet Thoughts!
Angel Cakes Ali

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jack's New Home...

Here's some pictures taken of "Jack" in his new home...

 This one shows a little more of the detail that the structure provided.

                                                                     The Birthday Girl!

There's a weird shine from the cake board in this one...


So glad everybody enjoyed everything!  I wish I could get pictures like this for all the cakes I deliver! ;)
Sweet Thoughts!

Angel Cakes Ali

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ain't NUTHIN' wrong with Jack!...


Well, I finished the cake.  Got it delivered at 5:00 on the dot.  Got paid the big bucks and went to eat at Buddy's to celebrate all my hard work!  What a great day!  I think the cake turned out splendidly!  Here's the process in pictures of the cake-makery today!
After leveling the cakes, I added some of the pieces back on to create the structure for the face.

Here is the structure and the picture I was working from.

Crumb coated...
...with rolled fondant to help create the "eyebrow"-like eye sockets.

Rolled out a sheet of white fondant and placed it ever-so-carefully on the face.

Trimmed the edges and smoothed it out.

Recruited my hubby to do some of the scary cutting of the eyes.

Added nostrils and started the fondant on the mouth.

Almost done...just a few more strips of black and a wash with my secret ingredient on the black...

Adding the final touches and words on the cake board and...


There you have it, folks!  Complete with "Burton's Nightmare" font for the piping and everything!

I was really happy with the way this cake turned out.  I'm always so nervous that the structure of the cake underneath won't translate to what I want it to look like after I put the fondant on, but this worked out SO WELL!  I really enjoyed making this cake, even under the time constraints.  This is a cake I've been wanting to make since last Halloween.  My husband and I are HUGE Nightmare Before Christmas fans (well, Tim Burton fans all around) and I made the coolest homemade Sally costume a couple years ago!  Thanks to Omar and Victor for being thoughtful friends and ordering this cake from me, and thanks to Bridget for being born so I could make her this bad-ass cake!  I hope they enjoyed seeing/eating it as much as I did making it!

Golden Vanilla cake, 2-9x2 layers
Creamy Vanilla frosting between layers and crumb coat
Wilton white and black fondant flavored with Wilton clear vanilla extract
Black piping gel for lettering on cake board


So, I was contacted this morning about a rush order cake for a birthday that needed to be done by five.  As of right now it's 2:05, so I have about 2 1/2 hours to finish it.  It's baked and sculpted and in the freezer as I type this.  I hope I can leave it alone for about ten more minutes so it can set up enough for me to crumb coat and fondant with no problems!  This is the picture I am working off of...

I'm SO EXCITED to do a Jack cake!  I LOVE JACK!  There is an incredible Jack and Sally cake that I would love to be experienced enough to attempt...maybe in a few ten years...  I really hope this one turns out as fabulously as I want it to!!!!!  It's for some extremely fabulous people!  (And when you get paid for a cake, it should be your best...)

I can't wait! I must check the cake!  Wish me luck, folks!  I'll post pics when I'm done, but for now, here's a look at a similar cake I made for my son Aidan's fourth birthday....

Monday, August 2, 2010

Greetings and Salutations!

Hi there, world!  It's me!  Alison Anglesey.  Just trying this whole "blogging" thing out because it seems all the rage with the young folk these days ;).   Anyway, I would just like to use this blog to show you pictures of my cakes and give a little bit more in-depth look at what goes on in the process of making them.  I'm available for hire in the Southeast Idaho area, but for the right price I'll go anywhere!  So look for future posts including pictures of my fabulous cakes so far!  I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions and questions, and especially your custom orders!  Blog at you soon!

Angel Cakes Ali

PS-Here is one of my favorite far!

Pride and Prejudice Cake for Marissa! :)