Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Rainbow Connection

My sister just started her own blog over at nearsighted. You should go read it. It's cute, she's cute. What more could you ask for? (Disclaimer:  I'm not responsible for what kind of language she uses)

It has been a crazy couple of weeks, which is why it has taken a while to post this. Lucy's actual shower was a couple of weeks ago. BUT this is the first official post under my new name "Cakes and Crafts"!!! See my new banner?? I made that. You're welcome.

So, Lucy's first bridal shower was a while ago, and I made these cupcakes for the gala.
White cake, homemade cream cheese icing, and handmade chocolate monograms. It was my first time ever doing the monogram decoration, which is why they are all "differently shaped", haha.

Well, right after the shower, I was browsing through blogs and found this amazing cake on Whisk Kid's blog, and I instantly wished I had made it for Lucy's shower instead! So when Leah asked me to make the cake for the second shower, I already knew what I was going to make.

I knew it was going to be a lot of work, considering that there are six layers and I only have one ten-inch cake pan....

 The first layer that Kati so proudly iced :)

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the cake before I crumb coated most of it. But this is it with the red layer before crumb coating.
Yay! All crumb coated!

I'm horrible at taking timely pictures, so this is it after final icing and starting decorations.

In fridge, waiting for the shower!! :D

And then the photos taken with Lauren's camera, cause they're way prettier.

My fave :D
Post devouring
OH! And the rainbow part was a surprise to Lucy :D So I got a video of cutting the cake.


Anonymous said...

This turned out beautifully! Great work!

I love the video :)

Jessica said...

Thanks! Saw you on the Martha Stewart show, the other day! Looked like fun!

Kate said...

I made on of these for my daughter's 10th birthday party. It was the hit of the party and so easy to make.