Winter White Birthday
Iced in buttercream. Gumpaste poinsettia, snowflakes and "happy birthday" are chocolate
Littlest Pet Shop Present Cake
My daughter's birthday cake. She had a coloring page she liked that was the inspiration, but we added different aspects. Plus she loves Paris and the Eiffel Tower & wanted it to be part of her cake. The present details & hearts are fondant. Eiffel Tower is gumpaste & I hand painted the detail. The "pets" were her toys
Littlest Pet Shop Birthday
A cake for an 8 year old. All buttercream, except for the "pets" provided by the client---and they were sterlized ;)
Mini Cake Bite Tree
I used a small foam cone wrapped in plastic wrap and covered in chocolate. I stuck a toothpick into the bottom of the cake bite and secured it to the chocolate covered cone with a small dot of melted chocolate
Paris Birthday Cake
My daughter fell in love with Peggy Porchen's Joyeus Anniversaire cake mainly because it had the Eiffel Tower on it & she is Paris crazy. So this was my rendition. 6 & 9" buttercream squares. Fabric ribbon around the bottom of the tiers. Eiffel Tower & French Poodles are royal icing.
Rolled sugar cookies covered in Rolled Buttercream with RI details. Made for my nephew who doesn't like cake
Princess Pillow Cake
For my daughter's 4th birthday. Her theme was Princess & the Pea (Veggietales). I didn't want to go with a character cake, so I went with a pillow since Princess Sweet Pea falls asleep on a pillow. Covered in fondant, fondant accents, gumpaste tiara w/ a diamond I bought at Hobby Lobby.
Fall Orchid Wedding
I love simple wedding cakes. 7, 10, 12" round WASC. Orchids provided by the bride, This was the Sat after Thanksgiving 2010, so my week/weekend was busy :).
Groom's cake that incorporated aspects of the bride and groom's lives, where they'd traveled and were going for their honeymoon
Brown & Cream
Made for my portfolio. 6, 8 & 10" Covered in white chocolate fondant w/ white chocolate (w/ tylose added) accents. Brooch was bought. Bow idea from Pink Sugar Box.
Chocolate And Sugared Grapes
A regular buttercream cake covered in white chocolate panels (I hand cut each one) and topped with sugared grapes. Tied with a fabric ribbon
Black & White Birthday
I was glad to be able to do something simple & elegant. Buttercream w/ fondant accents & gumpaste anenome
Basketweave & Flowers
This was a cake for a sweet older lady who wanted a "pretty cake" w/ flowers. I'm not use to good old traditional buttercream & RI flower. I've always stunk at them, but was pleased how they turned out. Also my first time using basketweave. The cake isn't lop-sided just some of the flowers were piped higher.
Pint Of Guinness
I decided last minute to make a cake for my brother's bday, so that's why I didn't attempt it standing & left of "Guinness". It was Guinness cake w/ Irish Cream filling. I covered in chocolate & painted it black. The foam is melted marshmallow w/ water. I'm so glad it was an easy cake & one of the quickest I've done---5 hrs start to finish.
Olivia The Pig
My dd LOVES Olivia & even thought she was Olivia on her bday. Cake was iced in buttercream. Bottom was a rainbow cake & the top was strawberry lemonade. The decorations on the bottom tier are RI (Olivia loves dress up) & everything else is fondant, except the ears are gumpaste. And the first thing my dd wanted was Edwin (the cat)
Cake for my MIL's bday. I'd wanted to try the ribbon/ruffle effect & next time I'll use a larger tip & a looser movement. But she love it. Iced in buttercream w/ fondant ribbon roses.
Olivia The Pig Party Hats
As always I over did it when planning my dd's bday. We had an Olivia the Pig birthday & I sacrificed with the cookies. I was going to do more detailed cookies, but went with a party hat. Olivia is know for red & white stripes, but they looked like Dr Seuss, so I added the black polka dots too (and she wears black too). but the kids loved them & that's what matters! Sugar cookies, MRBC & Antonia's RI
Valentine Cake Bites
Strawberry cake balls/truffles/bites/bon bons etc. . I formed them into a ball first then shaped the heart. Very time consuming! And I added too many red melts to the pink, but I was not remelting & mixing. For my dd's MDO class
Made for my pyromaniac dh. Got the idea from Lindy's Cakes. And I'm glad it over. I don't know how many flames I made (enough to fully fill a 13x9" pan) and it still wasn't enough. And they were difficult to place w/out having big gaps, so I made some soft flames & attached w/ buttercream to make up for not having enough & to fill gaps. Flames were thin fondant & so were the matches & lighter. "35" was gumpaste. Cake was 2 layers Blackberry White Chocolate, 1 split layer of apple spice & then key lime baked in sm pyrex bowl. But I was pleased w/ it being my first like it.
I think men's "general" bday cakes are so hard to make. This was for my dh's 35th. It was Pecan Caramel cake w/ a Pecan Praline filling
Heart Cookie Bouquet
Sugar cookies, marshmallow RBC & Antonia 74's RI. My dd's present to her 2nd grade teacher.
Cookies I made for my boss (I worked seasonal at Bath & Body Works). Sugar cookies, MRBC & RI. All the cookies were cut freehand, as well as teh MRBC. I was pleased w/ how they came out. TFL
Branch Mini Cake
My first attempt at a mini cake (at least smaller than a 4" round) to see if I want to do these for my dh's surprise bday next month. I followed SugarBloomCupcake's tutorial & was highly surprised how easy it was. I only used 2 cupcakes b/c I didn't want it super tall.