Sunday, June 17, 2012

Batman cake

This year my to-be five year old wanted a Batman cake for his birthday.  We browsed some fun ones on cake central and flickr, and he decided he wanted one with buildings, the bat signal and some kapow's :-)

The fondant was a little soft, it was a little warm out, and I rushed so we could get to the zoo, so it's obviously a little rough.  And I really need to work on spacing my letters.  Still, I thought it was a fun idea, and he was happy :-)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sailboat & whale cookies

And another cohort treat, this time for a new baby boy!  These are my mom's sugar cookies with meringue powder royal.  I've not done much decorating with royal.  One thing that seemed odd was that adding color seemed to thicken the icing.  Maybe it was more time out, but you can see the little crabs have far more texture than the whales or the boat sails.
And I think it ended up working best when I didn't use a thicker royal to outline and another to flood.  I did the sails all with one consistency, and I think that turned out best.  Maybe not for details (like my fish-face instead of smiling whales), but at least for the sails.  Looking forward to more practice!