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Created for the Gothic Art Collaboration, my goth fairy is made of modeling chocolate on a wire armature, dress and hair are fondant, wings are gelatin and cake lace, the skull is modeling chocolate over styrofoam and the flowers are gum paste. The piece is 16 inches tall.
Last October was a month of many retirements at work. Our company offered the “Golden Handshake” which is basically an attractive retirement package to anyone close to retirement, thinking about an upcoming retirement or anyone wanting to find employment elsewhere. This was offered to help the company’s budget in the upcoming year(s) and we had close to about 40 people who accepted the offer. I made this cake for two of my coworkers and then made 3 separate mini cakes for 3 other coworkers. We gifted them with vintage engraved forks I found on Etsy. I found inspiration for this cake on Pinterest. This cake was a chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream and fresh sliced strawberry filling and frosted with Frostin Pride. My handwriting on a cake is not so good and I never get it aligned right so my trick is to find a font I like, trace it with royal icing on waxed paper and transfer it to the cake (or on fondant plaques). The smaller cakes were 4” mini chocolate cakes with buttercream filling and frosting cake
First Fault Line Cake
I made this for my daughter’s birthday and we both wanted me to try a fault line cake. Hope you enjoy.
Sweet Valentines - Blackberry Lemon Opera!
To honor the feast of St. Valentine and a twenty something years old love story with my beloved husband.... I made a treat, blackberry lemon opera. Layers of lemon syrup soaked joconde filled with white chocolate blackberry ganache and lemon French buttercream. The blackberries are from our summer harvest last year. Topped with blackberry glaze and fresh fruits. Decorated with a mixture of everything that was left on the bowls emptied in a piping bag! Happy Valentines for you all, stay safe and warm!
The Roses Are Red, The Lilies Are White.
A very romantic vintage style cake for a young couple. The lovely bride wanted a floral cake and pointed out one of my vintage style cake as inspirations. I made the design and she was pleased. This one was absolutely within my comfort zone... my kind of cake! Once I finished I thought McKinley Wilton will be proud of me! White cake frosted and filled in buttercream. Roses, lilies and greenery in fondant. Piping in buttercream.
Torta De Fresas
Torta de Fresas or Strawberry cake, a classic of my childhood. Every bakery in town will have these on the shelves. My hometown was one of the very few cities in Venezuela where you can find fresh strawberries, as we were located in the mountains, nearby a rural area were strawberries were produced. A luxury back those days. The layers are syrup soaked sponge cake with pastry cream and homemade strawberry jam. The frosting is torched Italian Meringue. Topped with fresh strawberries varnished with gelatin glaze. Today is Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate with red, nothing better than red strawberries from our garden.
Inspired by the Italian dessert spumoni, this is my version of one of my favorite treats. Layers of moist cherry, chocolate, and almond flavored cakes covered in Italian buttercream, a milk chocolate drip and of course, cherries on top!
Purple Velvet With Sugar Lilac
It's been a long time since I baked and I needed to feel some creativity again, so I made a purple velvet and did a dry brush technique with my buttercream for the first time. Made a sugar flower for my first time also
Starry Night Van Gogh Cake
... on the eve of my daughter's birthday, last night, I didn't have the faintest idea of what to do ... then she says to me "Mom, can you make me VanGogh's starry night?" ... and my love, and of course it takes ??