BC covered cake with fondant figurines. Spongebob was started with RKT before covering. Fish and seashells were white chocolate.
My first attempt at gumpaste roses and jewel wraps. Buttercream icing and swirls.
A quick cake I knocked out for a friend's birthday party after working for days on the Howard's anniversary cake. Luckily I had leftover icing and a spare cake baked. Buttercream with gum paste anemone.
Navy Seal Retirement Cake
For a Master Chief of SEAL team six who is an avid Gators fan retiring after over 20 years of dedicated service. Modeling chocolate trident, gumpaste gator.
Another Birthday Cake
For Dr. Hipol who had a big bday bash along with 250 cupcakes. I need a bigger kitchen, lol. Fondant covered with fondant accents. gumpaste bow. Made to match the invites.
Navy Seal Trident
I was asked to do a retirement cake for a friend that was retiring as a Master Chief from SEAL team six. They wanted a trident on the cake which is a very important symbol to the teams, and I thought about turning down the job afraid that I couldn't do it justice. But in the end, I figured "it's just cake" and they would appreciate whatever I could do. Using an actual trident pin (at top) as a model, I worked on it in stages over days. It was quite time consuming but I figure with the service and sacrifice these men make for our country, it was well worth it.
My friend's daughter had her birthday at the SPCA, wanting donations for the animals in lieu of gifts for herself. All she asked of herself was a cake with dogs all over it, so I obliged.
My vegetarian, yoga instructor friend wanted a very natural looking themed wedding cake display to go along with vegan cupcakes. I was happy to complete her vision!
Reese's cake with choc ganache filling, peanut butter BC and a double chocolate wrap. Fondant accents.
Mom's Cake 2011 Pcc
Surprise Mother's day cake for a mother's day party at the local PCC, which my mom was helping to organize. Since I had to work and couldn't attend, I wanted to do something special for mom. They were so ecstatic as they had only ordered a sheet cake for the party. Funny, I heard they only cut and served the sheet cake, I don't know what the fate of this cake was...12, 9 and 6 inch white fondant tiers with 10 and 8 inch chocolate fondant tiers, gumpaste anemone flower.
Baby Boy Shower
10" square, fondant covered with Choco-pan bear and 50/50 mix bow. Gumpaste baby shoes.
White cake, all buttercream with white chocolate shells and RI coral. 10", 8", 6" rounds.
Micaela's Owl Cake
For a tween who loves owls. Fondant covered with owl made with RKT then covered in modeling chocolate and fondant.
Art Gallery Anniversary 2008
Tried to incorporate hearts in the swirls to got with the "Heart to Art" theme of the gallery's anniversary. Donated this cake for my friend that organized the event in honor of Cynthia Bischoff and her Angel Heart fund. Edible image, real orchids and BC.
Another Strange Bday Request..2009
Another cake for Mel from Al. They like to have cakes based on their interests and hobbies which was gem digging this time. I made the geodes and amethysts from poured sugar and fondant. Gumpaste oyster shell, axe, shovel, pearls. Cake crumbs for dirt. I don't know how others put sugar gems on cakes without them melting from the moisture of the BC...The camera did not do justice to the details.
Rosie's Baby Shower 2010
Taken with a camera phone, sorry for crummy picture. Fondant and gumpaste accents. Made the teddy with choco-pan.
Ni Hao Kai Lan For Tristan
When Shaun asked me to do a Ho Ho cake based on Ni Hao Kai Lan, I said "What? Who?" (I don't have kids). I had to Google it to figure it out, watch a few cartoons and had some inspiration from CCers.
Chloe's Smash Cake
For Chloe's first birthday. Strawberry BC with fondant, gumpaste accents. Made to match my mother's cake in the additional photo, representing when she was crowned Ms. Mutya at the Filipino Cultural Center.
Jen And Rich's Celebration Cake
My brother never got to have a wedding, so when we had a party in honor of my mother in 2010, I made a little cake celebrating their union as well. The gumpaste butterflies are the Virginia Swallowtail and the Colorado Hairstreak, official state insects, representing my brother from Virginia and his wife from Colorado. The tiny butterfly is for their daughter, Chloe. Choc wrap cake with gumpaste accents.
Seashell Cupcake Tree
Made for a party in honor of my mother. Pina colada BC cake with gumpaste lighthouse, white choc seashells.
Ice Climbers Cake
Made in 2008. A friend asked me to make a birthday cake based on his gf''s interest in ice climbing. I was apprehensive at first, not being familiar with the sport but looking back it was a fun cake. Choc BC with fondant accents. RI icicles.
Mom's Birthday 2007
One of the first package cakes and bow cakes I ever did. Now that I use Magic Line square pans, I see a major difference in my square cakes. That, and a few years more experience...All buttercream except square fondant package cake on top. This top cake is still in mom's freezer, lol! I told her to throw it away, I can make a much better one for her whenever she wants.