Gumpaste Poinsettias & Holly Spray
I created this holiday floral spray for a fellow caker who hates making gumpaste flowers but whose client really wanted gumpaste poinsettias on her cake. It was a lot of fun. Enjoy!
Rock-A-Bye Baby 'n Bear
This fondant baby 'n bear is my first attempt at these types of figures. The teddy bear was made using Aine2's tutorial. Enjoy!
A gumpaste peony created in Chef Ruth Drennan's class on April 4th. Hope you like it!
A Spring Fantasy
Fondant covered cake; "satin embroidered" shrub; bas relief bird (a dark blue bird which appears greenish in the photo), gumpaste wild rose, gumpaste leaves; painted gumpaste butterfly.
A Take On Debbie Brown's "baby In Pram" Cake
This cake was a collaborative effort of my good friend Elsa and myself. We finished the cake a few minutes ago. The baby shower is tomorrow. The Cake was baked in a metal bowl, covered with fondant and inverted. Pram wheels and handle are made from store bought candy. The Baby, bear, baby bottle and blankie are fondant. Thanks for looking!
A Basket Of Flowers For Mom
Basketweave Cake with royal icing flowers, gumpaste butterfly and leaves. All flowers,with the exception of the morning glory flower, were made pure white and colored with non-toxic chalks to save time. Thanks for looking!
Cymbidium Orchid & Filler Flower
First attempt at this gumpaste orchid and filler flower. I had difficulty wiring the sepals and petals to the throat. I would appreciate tips and constructive criticism from the CC community, especially regarding its realism, wiring ,and staging for the photo. Hoping the photo uploads clearly. Thanks for looking!
One of my earlier designs for a producer at MTV Networks. Cake is covered with buttercream. Cherry filling. Portrait drawn free-hand and sculpted with buttercream. Clothing details: fondant, dragees. Lettering in royal icing. Lightly airbrushed. It was very difficult for me to capture the expression in the face, and took several tries before I thought it was acceptable. Cake was featured on one of MTV Network programs.
"be Mine" Kissing Couple Valentine Cake
Fondant covered cake; bows & ruffling on the sides. The kissing couple are 3D bas relief figures made from fondant. The figures were built-up piece by piece and dressed with miniature fondant clothes, which were colored and shaded. The little boy's hand stands away from the cake and is holding a miniature detachable gumpaste rose bouquet for his valentine. "Be Mine" lettering, done in royal icing and painted with gold petal dust, is located at the top of the cake. The photo is not as clear as I would like.
Asian Themed Baby Adoption Shower
Chocolate ganache covered cake with canolli filling. Photo shot with my camera phone onsite. Since both parents are Asian and they are going to China to adopt a little girl, I thought it would be unique to design an Asian theme cake instead of the traditional pink. The moth orchids are made from gumpaste, as is the fortune cookie & bamboo. I hand painted the baby using an original photo of the toddler. Gumpaste fortune cookie has a Happy Adoption message. Thanks for looking!
Fondant covered cake airbrushed deep red. Piping "painted" with edible gold dust. My own design.