Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ode to a Turd

So, I know that turds aren't really what you want to see on a blog about cakes, but I just couldn't hold this one in any
This is the lucky recipient of one of my latest cakes:

I give you Mr. Ryan Bunnell.

As well as being an awesome neighbor and friend, Ryan is a bit of a turd.  Most times, he smells like one, too, but that's another story.  So when his lovely wife Anna told me it was his birthday and that he liked German chocolate cake, this is what ensued:

4 Layers of chocolatey goodness...

Topped with German chocolate frosting....

And personalized just for the birthday boy!
But the crowning touch:

Yep, a turdcake.  That's how I roll...
(Don't worry, it's just a Snickers bar...)

And on that note,
Sweet Thoughts!
Angel Cakes Ali

Monday, January 31, 2011

Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

Hello, All!

Since I got the October cakes up here, AKA Tiff's wedding cake and Jake's groom's cake, I figured it was time to move on to the November cakes!  First up are the Turkey Dinner Cupcakes from "A Taste of Home" magazine.  These took SO long to make.  Myself and my brother-in-law toughed it out for only 12 of these puppies/turkeys before we threw in the towel...and the icing....and the caramels...

There were so many little details to these, starting with the pretzel stick and caramel legs...

Then making the caramel turkey skins and carefully placing them over a big dollop of frosting and sticking the legs on the turkey...

Tinting the frosted flakes green and placing it as lettuce, cutting the pound cake into tiny cubes for the stuffing, placing the sixlets and putting leaves on them for garnish....

Then dusting all of them with cinnamon to give them that "fresh from the oven" look, and DONE!

Whew!  SO much WORK!  But they turned out great and were a huge hit at the family dinner later that night!
Stay tuned for another special November cake!
Sweet Thoughts!
Angel Cakes Ali

Sunday, January 30, 2011

We have a WINNER!!! Congrats, Chantelle!

So, after many visual and typed clues, we finally got the right answer!
Not Waldo,
Not Inspector Gadget,
It's.... :


Congratulations, Chantelle R., for winning a 50% off coupon to Angel Cakes!

Stay tuned to my blog for more updates and more contests and more Sweet Thoughts!

Angel Cakes Ali

Ok, people...REALLY?

Do I have to fork-feed this answer to you?
If this doesn't give it away, nothing but the finished product will.
Look at all the pictures together, and I think you'll be able to guess.
(If not, then my cake skills are certainly lacking...)
One more non-visual hint: if you are a child of the '80's you should get this, c'mon!!!!

I expect a decent, halfway-close guess out of the 3 followers I have!!!

Sweet Thoughts and Good Luck!
Angel Cakes Ali

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another Hint...

Ok, here's another picture that may help you in your quest to guess the cake!

And, since this one isn't a very big help...

This stuff went on top of the cake...
It was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate fondant!

Good Luck and Sweet Thoughts!

Angel Cakes Ali

Friday, January 28, 2011

Can You Guess What's Cookin'?

Ok, I have fallen way behind on posting pictures of my cakes on here.  I know.  It all stems from the fact that my laptop has a stupid hardware issue and I have to upload pictures to my netbook from my camera, from my netbook to my email, from my email to my laptop....etc...etc...AKA-I'm lazy.  Anyhoo, I am now posting a some pictures of a cake I made WAY BACK in October.  The first person to guess what the cake will be after it's decorated gets a 1/2 PRICE COUPON!  That's right, folks!  Get a $40 cake for only $20 with a signed cake contract!  Just leave a comment below and "like" this blog on Facebook!  
Good luck and Sweet Thoughts!
<3 ,
Angel Cakes Ali

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Better Late Than Never!

So here is the finished product!
This was the wedding cake I did for Tiffany and Jake Neibaur.  The cake was white, with cream cheese frosting and cheesecake fondant.

It was accented with red roses, red ribbon, and strings of fondant pearls.
The bride and groom's monogram was painted on the front middle tier of the cake in silver shimmer dust.

Pictures of the groom's cake to come soon! (As soon as I find them....)

Sweet Thoughts!
Angel Cakes Ali