Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good Enough to Eat

This 2-tiered cake has column-style separators. It is frosted with mauve buttercream. The roses were done with various shades of mauve buttercream.
(This could, of course, be recreated in any color or with roses in multiple colors.)

My husband (no bias here!) thought it looked good enough to eat...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Show off your "Purse-onality!"

This fun-loving cake was designed for a "purse-onality" themed event. The pink zebra-print bag was iced with basic buttercream frosting and covered with marshmallow fondant. The purse was carved from a 4-layer cake of alternating milk and dark chocolate layers.

The base cake was a white cake with a lemon filling. It was iced with buttercream frosting. This would be the perfect cake for your favorite shop-aholic!

Death by Chocolate!

(and strawberries)

This was a non-traditional wedding cake for a chocolate-loving, non-traditional couple.

It featured dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache, strawberries, & chocolate curlicues. There was an extra burst of chocolate with the chocolate disks in the borders.

Monster Truck!!!

This cake was created for my son's 2nd birthday. He loves to play with trucks, and he has a big, blue monster truck that we used as our model for this cake.

The cake itself is chocolate with chocolate frosting between the layers. This was a 4-layer cake that we carved. The frosting is basic buttercream. The tires are donuts that were fixed into the wheel wells. The "dirt" is a combination of crushed honey & chocolate graham crackers.

My favorite features on this cake are the license plates. The front plate gives my son's age, and the back plate has his name on it.

Cascade of Calla Lilies

This 3-tiered, ivory-colored buttercream cake was created for the wedding of a friend's daughter. The wedding used fall colors.

The highlight of the cake is the burnt orange calla lilies, both used as a topper and on each tier.

The bride wanted everything on the cake to be edible. These calla lilies were made of gum paste & hand-painted with luster dust. (Here are views of the cala lilied tiers from either side.)

Stand for Truth & Righteousness

This cake was created for a function at my church. The three tiers are covered with marshmallow fondant in shades of pink. The border is also made of fondant. The ovals on the side of each tier are hand-painted. The cake is topped off with some beautiful fresh flowers.
Some minor changes to the decor would easily lend this style of cake to a wedding or anniversary party.

This cake will make you flip flop!

This cake was created for a bridal shower. The bride loves flip flops!
Everything on this cake is edible, from the sand to the straps on the flip flops.

The bright pink & yellow make this cake so much fun But there was fun inside the cake itself, too! It was a vanilla-flavored cake but had a swirl of rainbow colors. A fun surprise to cut into!

This cake was decorated with buttercream icing. For a smoother look to the flip flops, this could also be done with fondant.

Hail the Conquering Graduates!

These three cakes were created for a friend of mine. She had one brother graduate high school, one graduate college, and a third graduate medical school--all at the same time! Although the family had a combined graduation party, each of the graduates got their own cake.

Each cake was individualized with a different shape, borders/accents and writing. The colors were chosen according to the colors of the school each was graduating from, which ended up making the cakes the same colors!
Each one also was a different cake/filling combination, as chosen by each of the graduates.

Congratulations are in Order

This simple sheet cake was created for the graduation of a friend. The cake was chocolate with a bavarian filling. Who doesn't love a good bobble head?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

All Aboard!!!

My son got very excited when he saw the picture of this cake! He, like most little boys, LOVES trains! This 3-D train cake is decorated with buttercream icing.

Springing into Flowers!

This is the perfect cake for a spring celebration! It features a soft yellow buttercream icing piped in a basket weave design. The handmade blue jays feature the technique of color flow. And the highlight, of course, is the cascade of a variety of spring flowers in beautiful colors.

Wicked Birthday

This cake was created for my sister's mother-in-law. As a birthday surprise, my sister bought her mother-in-law a ticket to go see the Broadway musical Wicked in NYC. She had me deliver this cake on her mother-in-law's birthday to tell her what her gift was. The colors used here reflect the colors of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

My favorite feature of this cake is the decoration on the sides. The cake was frosted & decorated with buttercream.

Comin' Up Daisies

This 3-tiered cake was created for a baby shower. It was frosted with pale green & yellow buttercream. The daisies were made with royal icing, sprinkled with a touch of sparkle flakes.

All the flowers were edible (excluding the stick in the stem of the upright daisies on top).

She's Gone Country!

This cake was for a country/cowboy style wedding. The red gingham ribbon matched the red gingham table cloths. The rope border around the cake plates adds to the rustic feel.

The cake was decorated with classic white buttercream and topped with beautiful fresh flowers.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Life's a Beach

This cake was designed for a more casual, beach-themed wedding. The bride wanted the cake to be completely white, so the buttercream icing is an ivory-white to match the white chocolate shells & topper. (The shells could be colored/tinted.) The cake itself is white with raspberry filling.

The bride wanted a small cake, but she also was planning for more guests than this 2-tiered cake could feed (particularly if saving the top tier for the 1st anniversary), so this cake also had 3 coordinating sheet cakes with it that were decorated with identical ivory buttercream and a few of the white chocolate shells. This is a budget-friendly way to increase the number of servings.

It's Hip to be Square!

This square, 3-tiered cake was designed for a wedding that was to be somewhat traditional with a few modern elements thrown in. It is a classic white cake with a raspberry filling. It is decorated with white buttercream frosting. The ribbon border on each tier can be custom matched/coordinated with the colors for your event.

The buttercream roses on the top & bottom tiers can be colored to order. This cake can also be made using fresh flowers.

Showering the Bride

This cake was created for the bridal shower of a friend. It is a two-layer cake frosted with classic white buttercream. It is decorated with apple blossoms made of royal icing in various shades of lavender (could be any color). This sweet & beautiful cake would be the centerpiece at any bridal shower.

Hail to the Classics!

This cake was created for an anniversary party for the parents of a friend of mine. It is a simple, two-tiered cake, perfect for a wedding or anniversary party. (It could be recreated larger to accommodate a greater number of guests.) It features classic white buttercream, accented with peach-colored buttercream roses. (It would also be beautiful with a variety of fresh flowers.)

Happy 50th Birthday!

This cake was for a friend's 50th Birthday party.  Her mom ordered it for her and wanted it decorated to reflect the trip to Hawaii she took with her daughter.  The shells were handmade of white chocolate and brushed with pearl dust to give them a luster.  The flowers were made of royal icing.  The cake itself was chocolate with peanut butter filling.