Saturday, March 7, 2009

How do you like them cakes?

Ryan has a new venture, he is making cakes for the birthday parties at the gym's Kids' Club. Each one is a different theme and so far he has made Darth Vader and Sponge Bob. And did I mention they are cupcake cakes? Not an easy feat but Ryan sure makes it look that way! They have turned out great so far and I personally cannot wait to see what he is going to do next. I hear Pirates of the Caribbean is on tap.

Here is how the magic happens:

Ryan creates a schematic of how he wants to lay the cupcakes out so they will resemble the shape he is going for. Then he does a crumb coat of frosting (homemade of course) to get the cupcakes to stick together. After that is done he does another layer of frosting, sweeping across the whole cake to fill in any gaps. Then, the fun part begins. Ryan does the outline of his design and then fills it in using pastry bags with different tips.

Here are some photos of the process and the finished results

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