This is a gumpaste flower bouquet made of carnations, trumpet flowers and hyacinth-like flowers.
I made this cake as a christmas present for a friend. It is a chocolate cake filled and covered in chocolate mousse. There are blown sugar ornaments which are hand painted and some royal icing ornaments that I piped. The ribbons are gumpaste and then painted with a luster dust paint. The swags are fondant, embossed, and then i painted the color on the embossed flowers.
Calla Lily Wedding Cake
As the final practical for my Wedding Cake class I had to make a wedding cake. The cake is actually a dummy cake which is styrofoam. the cakes are covered in fondant and decorated with royal icing lace points and brushed embroidery. I made the calla lilys out of gumpaste and petal dusted the colors on. The board is also covered in fondant and crimped. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Classical Music Showpiece
As part of my final/practical exam in Advanced Chocolate and Sugar, I had to create my own showpiece. I had to sketch it a few times, create a model of cardboard, make the templates and finally create all the pieces. It totals over 3 foot tall. Everything is out of a chocolate or sugar medium. I was really glad that it did not fall over!
Pulled Sugar Rose
This is a close-up of the pulled sugar rose that is on my chocoalte and sugar showpiece. It is about 6" in diameter.
I recently took a class with Nicholas Lodge. It was a two day course and this is the final result. Everything is gumpaste except the wires holding it together and the bow!
This a a chocolate box that I made in about 2 hours. It is one of the most abstract things i have made. :-) And it held some yummy treats.
In Switerland, the chef had us each pipe Sacher onto every slice of the Sacher torte. Can you tell which one is his! haha.
This is a group of cakes that a bunch of us made while in Switzerland. Each cake is traditionally made in Switzerland. Let me tell you, we used a lot of Kirsch!
This is a chocolate box that I designed and made for chocolate class. We piped for a couple days just to get the final product.
This was my final for Begining Chocolate and Sugar class. It is all poured,molded and pulled sugar pieces.
Wedding Shower Cake And Cupcakes
These were made for a bridal shower. There are 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 chocolate cupcakes. The little cake is vanilla with strawberries and pastry cream. All are iced in buttercream and have hefty amounts of edible glitter on top.
Halloween And Birthday Cake
This was for my cousins Halloween/Birthday Party. It is chocolate cake with chocolate pastry cream and chocolate buttercream. I airbrushed darker brown over the icing. The letters were done ahead of time with Royal Icing. The fingers are aluminum foil wrapped in gumpaste strips. The ghosts, RIPs, bones, and eyeballs are gumpaste or fondant.
Red Hat Society
I made this for the Red Hat Society in my area. Their main colors are red and purple so I wanted to incorporate both. The base cake is vanilla with pastry cream and strawberries. The dome is chocolate cake with whipped cream. Both are covered in fondant. The roses are fondant as well as the leaves and luster dusted.
Black Olive Pizza
I made this cake for my aunts birthday. The theme of the whole party was black olives and she wanted black olive pizza to eat. So, I made a black olive pizza! This was a vanilla pound cake with vanilla pastry cream and covered in buttercream. Then I put a thin layer of marzipan on the top of the cake and a ring of marzipan for the crust. I airbrushed the side of the cake as well as the "crust" and "sauce". Then I topped it with the fondant "cheese" and "olives! It was fun to make and eat!
Halloween And Birthday Cake
This cake was made for my cousins halloween/birthday party. It is a vanilla cake with chocolate pastry cream and covered in vanilla buttercream. I airbrushed the color onto the cake and made the letters with royal icing ahead of time. The cauldron is made of cake and then covered in black fondant and dusted with petal dusts for the old look. The green goo is colored piping gel and the eyeballs, bones, ghosts, cat and pumpkins are made of fondant or gumpaste.
This is a 3-d personalized racecar. I made it for my little cousins 11th birthday (hence the number 11 on the car). It is a vanilla cake with chocolate pastry cream and bananas. I covered the cake in buttercream and then airbrushed the colors. The windows are made from black fondant and then airbrushed with silver. All of the little decals were made with a food color printer and potato paper. Then I hand-painted silver stripes and squiggles. Enjoy!
Grandma's Tea Party
I made this cake for my grandmothers 78th birthday. She always brought out her tea set for fun tea parties when we would visit her so I thought I would honor that great memory with this cake. The cake is a 10 round yellow cake with vanilla pastry cream, fresh strawberries, buttercream and rolled fondant. I hand-made and painted the fondant tea set and covered the round cake board with fondant and painted it. The purple pansies were hand made and then luster dusted as well as the leaves.
Quick Birthday Cake
This cake was ordered about 3 hours before it was needed. So i had to make, bake, and cool the cake, prepare the filling, fill the cake and ice it for 3 hours later, it was a true test of speed for me. It was a vanilla cake with peaches and whipped cream inside as well as a little coconut rum to brush the cake with. The icing is whipped cream and the writing is piping gel.
College Photography Graduate
This was a graduation cake for my friend. She majored in photography so i tried to recreate her exact camera out of fondant. The cake is covered in fondant and the stars are also fondant. The flowers were made of gumpaste and then petal dusted and the banner for the borders was printed on potato paper using food ink.
Communion For A Boy
this cake is basketweaved in buttercream with gumpaste flowers and fondant decorations for the base.