Skip to main content

Clock Cake

This cake I made for a gentleman who goes to my home church who turned 90 years young last week.  A group of friends were having a celebration for him and asked me to make a cake.  He has a collection of clocks in his house so we thought it would be appropriate to make a clock cake.

This is a 8" 2 layer chocolate cake with buttercream filling.  On the roof of his garage is the old town hall bell that rings every day at noon...or so I have been told.  I decided to have the hands read out at almost noon.  This worked in my favour in the end as I was able to add "happy 90th" in the face of the clock. Originally I cut out the letters in black but then it was too much with the black numbers.

I thought the ivy around the sides were pretty neutral.  I drew in the vine of the ivy with edible brown marker.   It was so muggy though that the marker wouldn't write very well. It took a long time to get it on but it ended up looking like it was painted on so I was really happy with the effect.

One of the couples at the celebration had their birthdays that week as well so I made them each their own cupcake.


Popular posts from this blog

Baby Shower Cake

One of the teams on my floor had me make a cake for one of their co-workers going on off on mat leave earlier this month.  She doesn't know the sex of the baby so I made it as neutral as possible.  This was an 8" two layer chocolate cake.  I just used some circle cutters to make the polka dots and the lettering.

The unofficial shot of the cake I caught Willow trying to get at the cake. She got pretty close before I shooed her away.

Owl in Tree for Lindsay

Shocking that inspiration for this cake came from Pinterest which in turn came from the blog the Bitten Word which in turn came from the November 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living.  I'm sure that in the baking world you could play Six Degrees of Martha Stewart no problem.  One day I might actually make this cake, but the only part of this recipe I used was the caramel, and it was only half the recipe. I used the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe for the cake.  You really can't go wrong with this recipe and I have no desire to deviate.

This is part II of Lindsay's birthday celebration.  She is an amazing friend, well, the best friend a girl could ask for, so naturally she deserves the best cake.  I knew that chocolate and caramel would be a winning combination for her.  Then for the decorating I didn't want to cover it in fondant as I still think covering this icing is a crime against nature!  On the other hand I find decorating chocolate a challenge.  Fortunately I found…

Superhero Cake for Keaton

Keaton's request this year was for a superhero cake.  I am so glad I bought the superhero cutters from Etsy.  They have been a great investment.  They save me so much time for decorating.

This was a two layer 10" chocolate layer cake with chocolate filling.  To cover seems between the different colours for the background I added the black stripes and some stars.  Orange is Keaton's favourite colour, so I couldn't leave it out and added it in with the sentiment.

Putting the cake together took a little longer than I expected, so we were a half an hour late to the party.  I had the best intentions to be on time for a change.  Oh well!