Bob Vila house plans, sugar windows, lit inside and trees have lights. It was a blast to make this and next year I'm doing my own house.
Dummy cake (not happy with the way the fondant dried), wafer paper butterflies (thanks Jen Dontz) with big fat RI bodies (too big, but it's too late) and my favourite colour of blue. Couple of them slipped so ignore the bits of RI. I had it too thin and scraped it off after.
My son is a barista and I made these for his co-workers. They are such a great bunch. Black Russian cupcakes, godiva chocolate liqueur SMBC, dark chocolate melted and drizzled on the top and cappuchino stick cookie thingies. Very rich and decadent. Cupcake idea copied shamelessly from Idreamofcakes and it's a great one!
21 St Birthday Penguin Cupcakes
For my son's gorgeous (and smart!) girlfriend's 21st. We had them at Easter brunch and she was so surprised! She loves Emperor penguins and these are sort of like them. The one with the party hat on is hers. :D Chocolate banana cuppies, vanilla SMBC, decorated nut cups, (decorating idea from kimsmom, thanks!) and fondant penguins.
Easter Spring Duck
Orange creamsicle cake with lemon curd/ buttercream filling. Fondant covered. Fondant ribbon with gold striped edges, gumpaste daisies, runout royal icing hearts. Fondant duck and snail. A Marcela Sanchez design that I just had to do for Easter this year. I learned so many things making this cake.
Jack & Jill Bridal Shower
Chocolate fudge cake with lemon curd/lemon buttercream filling. Chocolate Satin Ice fondant. Fondant accents.
Lemon cakes with chocolate fondant, clay pearls and fondant/gumpaste figure. Gumpaste bow. The poor woman has swollen *cankles* (calves that become ankles without changing shape) and I couldn't get her wedding ring to fit on her fat little fingers. She is due in May. And she can't wait!
Zebra cake with buttercream icing and fondant stripes. Gumpaste bra. Idea for stripes came from a gorgeous cake here on CC!
Logan Loves Lightning Mcqueen
First birthday cake, lemon with chocolate fondant and royal icing color flow / runout plaque of Lightning McQueen. I made my first smash cake to go with it but it was WASC with buttercream icing. This one was fun to make.
Elvis Falls In Love With Sue
Elvis in concert 1969 with suit, cowboy boots and hair inbetween the original flip back and the shaggy 70's. He didn't throw towels then but Sue always wanted one so I put it in. Chocolate fudge cake with chocolate fondant. 45 is fondant/gumpaste with paper label. He always ended his concerts with this song.
Birthday/baby On The Way
My version of Macsmom's version of a duff cake. Coconut layered with pina colada cake. Doesn't show well but cake is bigger on the top and carved to meet smaller bottom. Gumpaste bow, balls, figure. My first try at the "wide eyed" look. Not sure about it.
White Chocolate Covered Wedding Cake
Chocolate clay with a bit of fondant (3/4 to 1/4 ratio) from Jen's recipe around two tiers of zebra cake and top tier of coconut. Hand painted chocolate cut-outs. This was such a fun wedding. Bride did almost everything herself and her paper topiaries and decorations were fabulous! She was a real joy to work with. Thanks cakebabe Jen for all your support & help!!!
Square Wedding Cake With Gumpaste Roses
Buttercream covered CASC, White Chocolate Cake and Carrot cakes. Buttercream details and red gumpaste rose topper. These are my test roses from 2 months ago and they stayed red, red. I'm so happy about that. They are tinged with black.
Chocolate Wrapped With Roses
Chocolate pearl clay (thanks for the help Jen!) wrapped around 10, 12, 14" tiers of vanilla, chocolate and lemon layers, buttercream iced before wrapping. Gumpaste roses and bride's dove topper from Weddingstar. I sat with this 65lb behemouth in my last for the 45 minute drive to the venue. The shiny parts on the chocolate may be my drool.
Cupcake Tree With Round Cake Topper
Fall wedding theme, 120 spice & carrot cake cupcakes, stand that I made, buttercream icing topped with chocolate pearl clay leaves. 7" hummingbird flavour cake topper was buttercream with chocolate pearl clay calla lilies in fall colours. Bride went from a cake to this idea 2 weeks before the wedding, left it to me and loved it! She was a real pleasure to deal with.
3D Frog And Cookies
Chocolate cake with sugar cookies. Fondant icing. Made in pyrex bowls. Built like a tiered cake. Kids had a laugh when the head was removed for cutting and "served on a platter".
Vanilla sponge cake covered in fondant (both cup & pot), gumpaste spoon, handles, saucer & lid. Edible gold painted on trim. Done in a rush, the china may be mistaken for factory "seconds"! TFL
Bride And Groom Topper
Gumpaste, fondant/gumpaste figures made to sit side by side on the square cake with intertwining arms but the bride changed her mind and wanted them on the corner. So they didn't sit as well and now I know they needed more support. They came tumbling forward but I think I managed to save them okay. The bride (real and gumpaste) were rather chesty so I think that contributed to the jump off the cake. More touchups were done after the photo to cover the support under the groom's leg. Check the bouquet!
80Th Birthday For A Music Lover
Chocolate and vanilla layers with buttercream icing (they wanted it simple) with fondant Chromonica by Hohmer and gumpaste plaque with music to Happy Birthday piped on. Cakery-like borders. Served over a hundred guests.
Fantasy Flower In Gumpaste
Just got the cutters and had to make a flower for a last minute cake. Buttercream dusted with Peach lustre dust but it kind of looks like it's airbrushed in the picture. I did fix up my lettering before delivery. I think I sniffed too much icing sugar that weekend!
Daisy Cake With Daisy Cookie Favours
WASC with lemon buttercream icing, dusted in pearl dust. Fondant daisies with RI centres and daisy cookies on sticks with glacee icing and fondant centres sprinkled with yellow sugar.
50Th Birthday With Green Gerbera
Last minute order from good customers. Fondant/gumpaster gerbera, buttercream, real ribbon, hideously bright accents!
Red Gumpaste Roses
For a cake in October. I wanted to see if I could get a red red rose and if the colour would last. I used Marcela Sanchez's flower paste (best I've ever used!) ruby red paste from Sugarflair, edged with Creative Cutter's (sugarflair I think) Licorice dust and then dusted completely in Ruby dust. Steamed and then to make triple sure I sprayed with edible lacquer. That is what put the shine on them. They were matte before the spray. The picture does not do them justice. I hope you like them. TFL
Gerbera Daisy Wedding Cake
WASC 6, 9, 12" with lemoncello buttercream and fondant. Real ribbon and gumpaste Gerbera daisies, freesias, ivy and pearls on floral wire. Weighed a ton. Layers were 5" high. Close up photos do the flowers justice compared to this one.
Butterfly cake and Hummingbird Cake, buttercream, gumpaste figures. Cake did not photograph well. Or meaybe it was the photographer. ;-)